Employers have long had insurance coverage for employment practice liabilities. However, the evolution of claims and potential liabilities often can outpace changes to insurance policies and leave companies exposed.

The #MeToo revolution in 2018 brought a much needed conversation to the forefront about harassment in the workplace. With individuals’ emboldened to speak up, companies inevitably will face an increasing number of claims from their employees. While the #MeToo movement focused on sexual harassment, companies face risks that extend beyond that, including discrimination, retaliation, failure to report and/or investigate, failure to pay correct wages, and violation of privacy.

The panel for this program will provide insight from multiple perspectives

  • Plaintiff’s counsel for employees will share her perspective on mistakes made by companies in dealing with their employees and best practices for avoiding EPL claims.
  • Defense counsel for employers will discuss emerging liabilities for employers and how companies can effectively defend claims and stay ahead of the curve.
  • Experienced counsel and insurance brokers for corporate policyholders will discuss common obstacles to resolving insurance disputes relating to EPL claims, dealing with renewal when a significant event or claim takes place, and strategies for maximizing insurance recovery.


  • Joseph M. Saka, Counsel, Lowenstein Sandler
  • Carla D. Brown, Attorney, Charlson Bredehoft Cohen & Brown
  • Denise E. Giraudo, Partner, Sheppard Mullin
  • Ian Graham, Account Executive, Lockton Companies
  • Tim Monaham, Counsel, Lockton Companies

Time: 8:00-10:00 a.m.

Location: Lowenstein Sandler, 2200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 500-E, Washington, D.C. 20037