Firm News

WMC’s partners Lee Epstein and Joshua Katz were featured in Industry Today in the article “Business Interruption Insurance for COVID-19 Losses.”

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WMC founding partner William Copley was interviewed by Law360 and was featured in the article; ‘Rivals Say LasikPlus Attempted To Intimidate Witness.’

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WMC Counsel Jim Hood is quoted in The New York Times article: ‘When Trump Is Watching, Governors’ Decisions Are Never Open-and-Shut.’

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WMC’s Jim Hood and Alison Rogers share information on the benefits of the the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) created for small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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COVID-19 Update: “MAXIMIZING INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR CORONAVIRUS-RELATED LOSSES” Released by WMC and Partner Andrew Lamb.

The article explains that businesses should act now to maximize potential insurance coverage for losses due to COVID-19.

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Law 360 features WMC Counsel, former Attorney General Jim Hood in an article;’Former Miss. AG Comes To Weisbrod Matteis & Copley.’

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WMC Partner Lee Epstein shares “THE CORONAVIRUS AND BUSINESS INTERRUPTIONS: 10 TIPS FOR SECURING INSURANCE COVERAGE.”

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In an Interview with WJTV News 12, Former Attorney General Jim Hood talks about joining WMC and the firm’s commitment to the Gulf South region especially following the tornadoes in Nashville and the COVID-19 pandemic.

“During my time as attorney general, I hired a lot of excellent law firms, and Weisbrod Matteis & Copley is the equal of any of them,” Hood said. “I have the greatest respect for the work they have done across the country, and particularly in my state following Hurricane Katrina. This move only underlines WMC’s commitment to the Gulf South region.” Watch the Video

The National Law Journal published an article on former Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood joining Weisbrod Matteis & Copley.

The article notes that “the increased prevalence of high-intensity storms and the damage they wreak, such as the tornado that decimated Nashville, Tennessee, suggests there will be plenty of work available as [Jim] ramps up.”  Jim is already fielding a number of calls concerning insurance claims stemming from the outbreak of COVID-19 and the recent tornadoes in Nashville.

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WMC is very pleased to announce that former Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has joined the firm.

From his prosecution of the “Mississippi Burning” murders to his battle against insurers following Hurricane Katrina, Jim has been a great champion of victims of injustice. For more on what Jim will be doing at WMC, Read the Announcement.

Events

WMC’s Lee Epstein, Jim Hood, and Joshua Katz have been asked to host a webinar April 28th for the Puerto Rico Hotel and Tourism Association (PRHTA).

The webinar, titled; “Maximizing Insurance Coverage and Federal Grants for Covid-19 Business Losses” will be held at 2:00 P.M. EST on April 28th.

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Live Webinar: “Recovering From COVID-19: Insurance Coverage and Federal Grants.” Join us Friday, April 10, 2020 2:00-3:30 P.M. EST.

WMC Speakers Include: Lee Epstein, Jim Hood & Joshua Katz

along with James (Jim) Dorion, Head of Liability Claim Consulting & Carrier Relations, Willis Towers Watson

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WMC to participate in Perrin Conferences Natural Disaster Conference April 2-3 at The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove in Miami.

Speakers include: David Binder, Nestle,
Aaron Carone, MAI, MRICS, CBRE,
Jeannette David, Sompo International
Michael Diggin, Esq., CPCU, ARe, ARM
Jim Hood, Mississippi Attorney General
Karl Lunan, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Cristina Mendez, Aerostar Airport Holdings
Matthew Nelsen, AmeriTrust Group
Carmelo J. Ríos Santiago, Puerto Rico Senate Majority Leader
as well as attorneys from Weisbrod Matteis & Copley PLLC and Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP.

Free Registration for all in-house counsel and insurance professionals.

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WMC Attorney Joshua Katz will speak at the MTMP – Spectacular Spring Conference April 10-12 in Las Vegas

Josh will be speaking on the topic of “Storms, Floods and Fire Disasters on the Rise Everywhere – How Can You Get Involved?” April 10-12, 2019 at Mass Torts Made Perfect Spring Conference at the Wynn in Las Vegas.

WMC Attorney Joe Khan will present at the 40th Annual Conference for the Council on Governmental Ethics Laws (COGEL) December 9, 2018 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown.

Mr. Khan will participate in a panel discussion entitled “Combatting Corruption: Do Politicians Now Have a Get Out of Jail Free Card,” where he will discuss recent developments in federal anti-corruption law.  As an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Mr. Khan led the historic corruption probe of the mayors of Allentown and Reading, who were convicted along with numerous other public officials this year.  He now prosecutes civil RICO suits, fraud cases, and other complex claims at the Philadelphia WMC office.

For more details on the COGEL conference, visit https://cogel.site-ym.com/mpage/2018Schedule

John Koch and Kristin Davis to speak at ALM/Legal Intelligencer 2018 In-House Counsel CLE Seminar in Philadelphia

John Koch and Kristin Davis will present “Insurance Recovery for In-House Counsel: Practical Insights for Identifying, Presenting and Successfully Resolving Insurance Claims” at the ALM and The Legal Intelligencer’s 2018 In-House Counsel CLE Seminar on July 28, 2018 in Philadelphia. https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/336409/724579/\

Kristin Davis and John Koch to Speak at RIMS 2018 Annual Conference & Exhibition in San Antonio April 15-18

Kristin Davis and John Koch to Speak at RIMS 2018 Annual Conference & Exhibition in San Antonio Kristin Davis and John Koch will present two sessions at the RIMS 2018 Annual Conference & Exhibition from April 15–18 in San Antonio.  Kristin Davis will present “Notice Early, Notice Often:  The Art of Giving Effective Notice of Claims or Circumstances” at the Thought Leader Theater. John Koch will present “How to Avoid Insurance Coverage Pitfalls in Long Term Toxic Tort and Environmental Contamination Claims” in the Innovation Hub.
Kristin Davis and John Koch to Speak at RIMS 2018 Annual Conference & Exhibition in San Antonio

Stephen A. Weisbrod to speak at the 2018 GMA Legal Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana

Stephen A. Weisbrod will be moderating a session on “Supply Chain Issues in an Increasingly Globalized CPG Industry” on February 28, 2018 at the GMA Legal Conference.  
Stephen A. Weisbrod to speak at the 2018 GMA Legal Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana  

Kristin Davis, Charles Fischette, and Julie Hammerman to speak at the 2018 ABA Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee Conference in Tucson, Arizona

WMC attorneys will be presenting various portions of the ABA ICLC conference in Tucson, Arizona from February 28, 2018 through March 3, 2018. Kristin Davis will present on the panel: “It’s Too Late Baby Now It’s Too Late: New Developments with the Notice/Prejudice Rule in Late Notice Cases in Both Claims Made and Occurrence Policies”. Charles Fischette will present at the roundtable entitled “It’s Not All Relative: The Effect of Related Claims Requirements in Claims Made Policies.” Julie Hammerman will also present at a roundtable entitled: “Not Your Father’s Tesla – How to Negotiate Cutting-Edge Policies and Leverage Technology to Improve Your Game.”
Kristin Davis, Charles Fischette, and Julie Hammerman to speak at the 2018 ABA Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee Conference in Tucson, Arizona

Joshua B. Katz to Speak at Live Webinar on March 9, 2015 Entitled Insurance Coverage for Data Breaches: What Every Firm Needs to Know in 2015

Joshua B. Katz to Speak at Live Webinar on March 9, 2015 Entitled Insurance Coverage for Data Breaches: What Every Firm Needs to Know in 2015