Our Presentation This Month...
Understand Your Coverage Options with 2020’s Triple Threat Risk
- Joe Galanti, BDO Global
- Peter Halprin, Partner, Pasich LLP
- Rebekah Ratliff, President, Capital City Mediations, LLC
Most businesses would like a 2020 do-over...
COVID-19 brought an abrupt halt to economic activity. And now it's hurricane season...
* First... Government orders to shelter-in-place and close non-essential businesses ravaged companies large and small.
* And then... Numerous companies that weathered COVID and had just begun reopening then found themselves facing challenges related to the social unrest our country is experiencing as a result of longstanding racial injustices.
* Now... a third threat looms: a hurricane season that is expected to see a number of severe storms.
Join us for an in-depth panel discussion into overlapping losses related to COVID-19, Social Unrest, and Hurricanes, and tips for successful claims resolution during this triple threat risk situation.
OUR SPEAKER PANEL:
JOSEPH J. GALANTI, CFA, CFE, Senior Managing Director
Based in Atlanta, GA Joe has more than 25 years of experience advising counsel and management on complex financial and accounting issues. Joe’s forensic experience includes insurance claim, commercial damages, compliance, valuation, post-acquisition dispute, corruption, and fraud matters. Joe has helped policyholders recover hundreds of millions of dollars of business interruption insurance claims and he has testified as a damages expert in federal, state, and international arbitration matters.
Joe has both an MBA in Finance and a BA in International Affairs from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder and a Certified Fraud Examiner, and he frequently presents and publishes thought leadership on forensic issues. He has authored articles in trade publications and book chapters in texts, including The Litigation Services Handbook (Wiley), Business Interruption: Coverage, Claims, and Recovery (National Underwriter), and The Guide to Investigating Business Fraud (AICPA). Joe is a volunteer student mentor for Atlanta RIMS and he has presented at numerous RIMS and American Bar Association events, as well as other venues.
PETER A. HALPRIN, Partner
Pasich LLP, New York office
Peter represents commercial policyholders in complex insurance coverage matters with a focus on recovery strategies in relation to cyber breaches and cyber crime, COVID-19 and natural disasters, professional services, regulatory investigations, and technology disputes. Over the course of his career, Peter has arbitrated, litigated, and mediated claims involving a broad range of insurance policies and recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in insurance proceeds for policyholders.
Peter has advised clients regarding insurance coverage under an array of forms and policies including Boiler & Machinery, Builder’s Risk, Commercial Crime, Cyber, Directors & Officers (D&O), Employment Practices Liability (EPL), Errors & Omissions (E&O), Fidelity, General Liability (GL), Kidnap & Ransom (KKR), Media Liability, Pollution Legal Liability (PLL/EIL), Products Liability, Property, Technology E&O, Trade Credit, and Workers’ Compensation. Peter acts as counsel for U.S. and foreign companies in domestic and international arbitrations, including both ad hoc (ARIAS, Bermuda Form, London) as well as institutional (AAA, ICC, ICDR, JAMS, LCIA) arbitration forums. He has served as both party-appointed and sole arbitrator, and is a Member of the AAA National Roster of Arbitrators and a Member of the Reserve Panel of Arbitrators at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre. He was recently recognized in Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Expert Guide 2020 as a Rising Star in Insurance and Reinsurance.
REBEKAH RATLIFF, CCLS, President
Capital City Mediations, LLC
Rebekah Ratliff is a credentialed insurance expert with over 25 years of experience as a claims professional, responsible for evaluating, negotiating and settling complex casualty claims loss matters, both nationwide and internationally. During her career, Rebekah managed and held the authority to negotiate and resolve cases for major commercial carriers, with settlements totaling in the millions. In 2016, Rebekah left her claims career and founded Capital City Mediations, LLC. Registered with the State of Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution as a civil and domestic Mediator and Arbitrator, Rebekah is masterful in navigating the negotiation process and remains committed to Mediation as a first choice in dispute resolution. Equipped with her mediation skills and unique subject matter expertise, Rebekah has become a resource Consultant for countless law firms across the country. Capital City Mediations, LLC is a national Mediation, Arbitration and Consulting firm serving its clients through accurate case evaluations and early resolution.
Rebekah is a member of the American Bar Association, serving as Co-chair of the ADR Section Diversity Committee. She holds positions with the National Bar Association as the 2nd Vice Chair of the ADR Section and is a trusted resource for talks on bridging multi-generational gaps and trending topics such as women in leadership, unconscious bias and diversity and inclusion. She is a highly sought after Presenter, Panelist, and Lecturer in the insurance and legal industries. Rebekah is a recipient of various prestigious awards to include, the 2016 President’s Volunteer Service Award, the 2017 Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce Pinnacle Award, and National Bar Association Outstanding Service Award. In 2018, Rebekah was awarded a 7th US District Congressional Award for her work in alternative dispute resolution. She is a native of Chicago, IL, and graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana, holding a B.A. degree in the discipline of Psychology. Rebekah is based in Atlanta, GA and operates internationally.