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Live Burn and Learn

Brad Gordon presented on the topic of fire cause prevention, as part of the Live Burn to Learn event for insurance industry representatives and risk managers.

Ankeny, Iowa

Hosts of 2019 Lloyd’s of London 30 Under 30 Tour

Grotefeld Hoffmann hosted the 2019 Lloyd’s of London 30 Under 30 Tour in Chicago, Illinois. During this biennial event, up-and-coming members of the Lloyd’s of London insurance market study insurance-related business. The event consisted of a live-burn demonstration and presentation of case studies by Grotefeld Hoffmann attorneys.

Chicago, Illinois

Property and Liability Resource Bureau (PLRB) Claims Conference

On April 2, 2019, Emma Gaddipati and Mark McGuire presented, “Subrogation: Major Industry Trends,” at the 2019 PLRB Claims Conference and Insurance Services Expo.

Indianapolis, Indiana

National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP) 2019 Subrogation Litigation: Skills and Management Conference

Patrick Jarosh and Joel Radakovich presented “The Best Offense is a Good Offense – A Public Service Announcement: How to Be Proactive and Make Law While Doing So,” at the 2019 Subrogation Litigation: Skills and Management Conference in Palm Springs, California.

Palm Springs, California

National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP) 2019 Subrogation Litigation: Skills and Management Conference

Anooj Thakrar along with Michael Custer, of Kilgore Engineering, presented “Does This Change Your Opinion? Examining the Consequences of Ineffective Communication Among Carriers, Attorneys and Experts” at the 2019 Subrogation Litigation Conference.

Palm Springs, California

Illinois Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI)

On March 18, 2019, Patrick Gareis was invited to present at a multi-day expert testimony module as part of the national IAAI CFI certification course.

Wheaton, Illinois

Envista Forensics 2019 Webinar Series

Kevin Mosley and Cristina Gonzalez presented a webinar entitled “The ABCs of Electrical Failure Claims” for Envista Forensics 2019 Webinar Series.

Mark Grotefeld Appointed Principal on the NFPA Fire Investigations (FIA-AAA) Committee

On January 9, 2019, Mark Grotefeld was appointed Principal on the National Fire Protection Association Fire Investigations (FIA-AAA) Committee.

National Fire Protection Association

Lynn Weaver Boyle Appointed Circuit Judge of Cook County

On December 17, 2018, Justice Mary Jane Theis and the Illinois Supreme Court announced the appointment of Partner, Lynn Weaver Boyle as an At-Large Cook County Circuit Judge.  Lynn Weaver Boyle’s appointment takes effect January 11, 2019.

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Property and Liability Resource Bureau (PLRB) Claims Conference

Brad Gordon, together with Doug Rayburn of Rayburn Fire Scene Investigation and Alison Sammartano of Allstate Insurance Group, presented “Avoiding Subrogation Pitfalls:  A Roundtable Discussion,” at the 2018 PLRB Claims Conference and Insurance Services Expo.

Orlando, Florida

National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP) 2017 Annual Conference

Anooj Thakrar and Michael Scola, together with Nick Olson of Rimkus Consulting Group and Derek Starr of SEA Limited, presented “Remember the Alamo: A Step by Step Process for Corralling the Large Loss Scene Inspection,” at the NASP 2017 Annual Conference.

Austin, Texas

National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP) 2017 Annual Conference

Todd Harshman presented the “State of Affairs” for the Legislative Affairs Committee at the National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP) 2017 Annual Conference.

Austin, Texas