Daniel Graham and Monica Sullivan to Speak at DRI Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute

March 6, 2018

Nicolaides Fink Thorpe Michaelides Sullivan LLP partners Daniel I. Graham, Jr. and Monica T. Sullivan will speak at the Defense Research Institute's annual Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute being held March 21-23, 2018, at the Swissôtel in Chicago, Illinois.

As the event's Program Chair, Dan has put together an event offering dedicated programming to educate in-house and claims professionals on the legal trends impacting them today. The seminar will feature a variety of topics and provide insurance professionals and practitioners practical tips for navigating the coverage investigation and posturing an insurance dispute for early resolution.

Among the event's featured speakers, Monica will present "A Rose by Any Other Name: What Are "Damages,' and When Are They Covered." Monica's presentation will provide an overview of the processes courts employ in evaluating whether certain types of relief constitute damages that implicate an insurer's indemnity obligations under an insurance policy.

Monica focuses her practice on insurance coverage litigation and arbitration, maintaining an international client base that seeks her counsel on matters including pharmaceutical claims, environmental claims, construction claims, and product liability issues. Monica works closely with the insurance industry to identify and implement the most effective means for expedient resolution. Her diversified experience also includes counseling in claims administration and policy analysis, as well as representing clients in complex disputes in a variety of subject areas.

Dan assists his insurance company clients in both appreciating and navigating the complex coverage issues intellectual property infringement and unfair business practice claims present. He represents clients' interests before state and federal courts nationwide, and has helped forge insurance law addressing emerging technology-related coverage issues. While Dan focuses his practice on intellectual property and cyber-tort related claims, he also successfully represents clients in other subject areas, including bad faith and primary and excess disputes.

To learn more about DRI's Insurance Coverage and Claims Insitute, please click here.