Strauss Speaks at National Bad Faith Conference

November 26, 2012
New Orleans, La.

David Strauss will be a presenter on two topics at the 23rd National Advanced Forum on Bad Faith Litigation. His topics will be “Innovative Procedural and Substantive Strategies in Litigating Bad Faith Claims” and “Recent Developments in Bad Faith Law in the Gulf States.” The conference will be held by American Conference Institute on November 27-29, 2012, in Orlando, Florida.

David will be a panelist discussing “Innovative Procedural and Substantive Strategies in Litigating Bad Faith Claims: Motion Practice, Expert Witnesses, Attorneys Fees and Beyond.” This panel will discuss decisions made during the course of trial, strategies for attacking and defending against the bad faith claim, managing the claim file and preparing company claims personnel to testify in depositions or trial in bad faith actions, and use of expert witnesses in bad faith claims.

David will also be one of two leaders of a pre-conference workshop for attorneys and insurance professionals practicing in the Gulf Region and dealing with catastrophic events. Catastrophes create a huge volume of claims and present unique challenges to claims handlers that manage numerous claims while ensuring no corners are cut that could open a company up to bad faith claims. This workshop will examine adjusting catastrophe claims, maintaining operations of a claims department while handling mass volume of claims, bad faith issues resulting from tornado activity, changing laws in the post-Katrina world, and more.

David is an experienced litigator who concentrates his practice on the representation of insurers in bad faith litigation, catastrophe/mass tort defense, insurance fraud and insurance coverage matters.