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Apr 8, 2020

Baker Sterchi Member Angela Higgins to Serve as Panelist on Webinar with COVID-19 Business Disruptions Focus

On Tuesday, April 14th at 12:00 PM CST, Baker Sterchi Member Angela Higgins will serve as a panelist on a webinar focused on business disruptions occurring as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hosted by ALFA International, a global legal network of 150 member firms throughout the United States and in 65 countries around the world, the webinar will provide an overview of legal doctrines applicable to both claims and defenses relating to the disarray arising from current shutdowns. Relying upon several hypotheticals, panelists will discuss ways that these principles may apply in real-world situations, and offer suggestions of nuances that may be used. After a discussion of how insurance products may factor, the panel will offer proactive steps to be taken now to optimize the use of those doctrines in dealing with counterparties, both in restructuring agreements and in the event of litigation.

Higgins’ practice is focused on insurance coverage and bad faith litigation, and she routinely provides coverage opinions, litigates coverage and bad faith cases, and argues appeals in state and federal court. She has written and presented extensively on topics of interest to insurance carriers and claims professionals, with a particular focus on Missouri and Kansas law. She is a member of ALFA International’s Insurance Practice Group Steering Committee.

Higgins is joined on the panel by Joseph G. Fortner, Jr., co-chair of ALFA’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group, and a partner of the Connecticut ALFA International law firm of Halloran & Sage LLP; John Osgathorpe, managing partner and shareholder with Taylor Day, the ALFA International member firm in Jacksonville, Florida; and Jennifer Pedevillano, a partner at Halloran & Sage LLP and a member of the Firm’s Construction, Labor & Employment and Litigation Practice Groups.

For more information about the webinar or to register, click here.