Lowenstein's Andrew Reidy, Joseph Saka, Zarema A. Jaramillo, and Jonathan Lewis are speakers at the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) In-House Primer - Exploring Key Topics Central to the Role of the General Counsel - National Capital Region Fall Conference.

Panel: Insurance 101: Understanding How Your Liability Insurance Policies Work and Practical Tips About How to Maximize Coverage

While every company has general liability insurance coverage, too often little is known about the scope of coverage or how to maximize the protections the policies provide. We will explore the basic contours of liability coverages and highlight the common areas of dispute. Our program will provide you with a framework to evaluate coverage under general liability insurance policies and avoid common pitfalls in submitting your claims. Our session will then explore the claims process and describe strategies to resolve claims without litigation. We also will highlight ten common misconceptions about claims under liability policies. Finally, we will provide an overview of what to expect from and the ways to achieve success in litigation against insurance companies.


  • Andrew Reidy, Partner, Lowenstein Sandler LLP
  • Joseph Saka, Senior Counsel, Lowenstein Sandler LLP
  • Patrick Chaing, Associate General Counsel, Sallie Mae

Time: 9-10 a.m. ET

Panel: Competitor Collaborations: Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances 

Collaboration between and among competitors is one of the most complex areas of antitrust law. When collaborations create efficiencies and enable innovation in products and services, they may be seen by antitrust agencies as strongly procompetitive. At the other extreme, collaborations can allow companies to share customers and markets, rather than competing for them, and so be seen as anticompetitive. This interactive discussion will walk the audience through a few hypothetical scenarios to help companies understand the issues, benefits, and risks that can arise when considering collaborating with competitors.


Time: 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. ET

*Registration is limited to in-house counsel.