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Craig D. Baron to speak at ABA TIPS Insurance Claims Institute in NYC on April 30

Craig D. Baron, a partner in Rawle & Henderson LLP’s New York City office, will speak at the American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section's (ABA TIPS) 1st Annual Insurance Claims Institute on April 30, 2019. The CLE event will be held at Thomson Reuters, 3 Times Square, New York City. The event is designed to educate insurance professionals about emerging legal issues in the field, including insurance claims issues, initial coverage evaluation best practices, claims handling conflict and the insurance implications of #MeToo. Registration is available here.

Craig will moderate a panel session on "Dealing With The Excess Insurer In Claims Handling—Notice, Interference and Cooperation." The session will examine what happens in claims where there is both a primary liability insurer and an excess insurer. The panel will address the issues that arise when an excess insurer seeks to be part of the claims handling and settlement decision-making, and the implications on the claim, exposure and the policyholder and insurer relationships.

Craig focuses his law practice on aviation litigation and environmental, mass and toxic tort litigation. He has served as National and Local Counsel to several Fortune 500 companies regarding asbestos and other toxic tort liability. He has handled all aspects of the defense of these claims from discovery through trial. Craig has counseled and defended insurers regarding pollution, health hazard and asbestos-related matters. He has negotiated coverage-in-place-agreements, policy commutations and structured settlements and has defended clients in coverage litigation.

Craig earned his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in 2001 and his B.A. from Brandeis University in 1998. He was selected as a New York Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York, and also the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. He is a member of the American Bar Association and New York County Lawyers Association.

Prior to joining Rawle & Henderson LLP, Craig was a partner with an international insurance litigation firm based in Manhattan.

Craig can be reached directly at (212) 323-7073 • cbaron@rawle.com