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ANNUAL CONFERENCE
“Reconnect, Network and Get Continuing
Education in the Bay Area,
and Leave Your Heart in San Francisco”
Wednesday, February 19 to Friday, February 21, 2014
Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport
Burlingame, CA
Celebrating 7 decades
and counting...
“Reconnect, Network and Get Continuing
Education in the Bay Area, and
Leave Your Heart in San Francisco”
We believe staying power stems from employee-ownership and ongoing
teamwork. Thank you to our clients and business partners for the privilege
of providing Gold Level Claim Service for 70 years. We look forward to many
more years of mutual success.
Now that’s something to celebrate.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Wednesday, February 19th
Please contact us to learn about our expertise in liability and workers’
compensation claims administration, subrogation and other services.
7:00 am – 1:00 pm
Golf Outing at Half Moon Bay (Optional)
4:30 – 5:30 pm
New Member Meeting
Grand Peninsula A
5:00 – 6:00 pm
Registration
Grand Peninsula Foyer
5:30 – 7:00 pmOpening Founders Cocktail Reception
(All Invited)
Grand Peninsula Foyer
Dinner on your own
Thursday, February 20th
800-572-6900
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www.carlwarren.com
7:00 – 8:00 am
Registration and Breakfast
8:00 – 8:15 amWelcome
Ian Neil Matthes, Esq., NRRDA President
Grand Peninsula Foyer
Grand Peninsula D
8:15 – 8:30 amConference Overview – Introduction of the
Grand Peninsula D
Thematic Fact Pattern
Michael L. Amaro Esq., Conference Advisor and Paul Caleo, Conference Chair
8:30 – 9:15 amDoes the Merchant’s Privilege Protect the Retailer Grand Peninsula D
from Tort Liability?
Panel: Brad Nielsen, Michael McCue, Renee Ramirez, Kimberly Hall
9:15 – 10:00 amBREAKOUT SESSIONS
BREAKOUT ANightmares of Social Media Posts – Expect the Unexpected
Speaker: Michael Fleming
Grand Peninsula BC
OR
BREAKOUT BThe Affluence of Incohol: Overcoming the Challenges of “Shram Drop” Legislation
Panel: R. Anthony Michetti, Esq., Suzanne Carpenter,
Katrina S. Lindsey, Jacqueline H. Canter
10:00 – 10:20 am
Grand Peninsula D
Break
10:20 – 11:20 amFailure to Preserve Evidence: What
Grand Peninsula D
Constitutes Spoliation?
Panel: Jacqueline H. Canter, John Kemppainen, Mark Bernstein,
Scott Bermack, David Satterfield
11:30 am – 12:15 pmBREAKOUT SESSIONS
BREAKOUT AA Workers Compensation Dating Game
Grand Peninsula BC
Contestant: Georgianna Ingram
Panel: Brian Chance, Brian Dowling, Sean Martin, Miriam Rich
Friday, February 21st
7:00 – 8:00 am Breakfast Grand Peninsula Foyer
8:00 – 8:30 am Technology and You: Getting the Most out of your iPad Speaker: Scott Grossberg
8:30 – 9:15 am Is the Retailer at Risk for an Award of Punitive Damages? Grand Peninsula D
Panel: Timothy Waldeck, Stuart Miller, Brian Chance
OR
9:15 – 10:00 am You Decide! Participate in Jury Deliberations Regarding the Seminars Case Scenario and Answer the Questions
on the Jury Verdict Form
BREAKOUT BTap Dancing on a Minefield: The Potential Perils of Grand Peninsula D
Out-of-Date Employment Policies
Panel: Amy L. Gaffney, Esq., Jonathan M. Walsh, Esq., Brent Boyd, Esq., Jenny Novoa
10:00 – 10:15 am OR
BREAKOUT CHot Issues: Food Allergies and Restaurant Responsibilities Grand Peninsula EF
Speaker: Dennis Gemberling
12:15 – 1:45 pm Lunch and Keynote Speaker, Bob Eubanks
2:00– 2:45 pm Grand Peninsula D
BREAKOUT SESSIONS
BREAKOUT AOpening your Eyes to the Pitfalls of Data Breaches – Good Strategies and Safeguards to Protect
Your Establishment
Speakers: Gerald Ferguson and Paul G. Nikhinson
Grand Peninsula BC
OR
BREAKOUT BAn Update on Collateral Source Issues Panel: Preston Garvin and Ian Neil Matthes, Esq.
Grand Peninsula D
OR
BREAKOUT CDisciplining Employees and Its Impact on Risk Assessment of Third-Party Lawsuits and the
Liability Analysis
Panel: Meredith Biegay Genochio and Allyson Cook
Grand Peninsula EF
2:45 – 3:30 pm Understanding and Combating DIFFUSE TENSOR
IMAGING (DTI) the New Diagnostic Imaging Relied
on by the Plaintiff’s Bar to Support Claims of
Traumatic Brain Injury
Panel: David Priest, M.D., Paul Caleo, Ian Neil Matthes, Esq.
Grand Peninsula D
Association Update – Members Only 6:30 – 9:30 pm Dinner Outing at 111 MINNA GALLERY in downtown San Francisco
(Transportation provided)
Grand Peninsula D
Break
10:15 – 10:45 am ADA and Service Animals in Your Establishment Panel: John Paul Scott and Gary Talbot
Grand Peninsula D
10:45 – 11:30 am Domestic Auditing of your Previously Tested Imports: When Paranoia Sets In
Panel: Bob Moss, Zina Juroch, Zach T. Mayer
Grand Peninsula D
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Ethics and Values in the Retail and Restaurant Industries Speaker: Tucker W. "Bill" Main, FSCI, SCP
Grand Peninsula D
12:00 pm Closing Remarks Ian Neil Matthes, Esq., NRRDA President
Grand Peninsula D
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MARSHALL
Services provided by
Marshall Investigative Group:
Activity Check
Background Check
Cargo Claims
Location
Subrogation
Public Records
Employment
Pre-Employment
Wrongful Death
Contestable Death
Decedent Check
Disability Claims
Internet Investigations
Worker's Compensation
3:30 – 3:45 pmBreak
3:45 – 4:45 pm Grand Peninsula D
Grand Peninsula D
Founder
Doug Marshall
Vice President
Adam M. Kabarec
Nationwide Specialists
in Insurance Fraud
Investigations
Doug Marshall and the Marshall Investigative Group, Inc. provide
nationwide coverage and specialize in insurance fraud investigations.
Our objective is to provide results that help you determine the merits of
your case.
We possess the knowledge, skills and experience to secure information
needed to successfully evaluate a claim. We use investigators from
various fields including Criminal Justice, Business/ Marketing, and IT
Engineering. This unique approach is why our investigative product
leads the industry in accuracy, attention to detail and timely delivery.
Give our office a call at (855) 350-6474 and put us to work for you.
Visit www.mi-pi.com for more information.
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O U R G O A L I S T O E X C E E D Y O U R E X P E C TAT I O N S
Proudly Supporting NRRDA
persuasiveness
flexibility
skill
imagination
vision
craftsmanship
creativity
honesty
character
2014 ANNUAL CONFERENCE SPEAKERS
Michael L. Amaro, Esq. - Prindle, Amaro, Goetz,
Hillyard, Barnes, Reinholtz, LLP
R. Anthony Michetti, Esq. - Marshall, Dennehey,
Warner, Coleman & Goggin
Scott Bermack - LeClairRyan, PC
Stuart Miller - Wilson Elser
Mark Bernstein - Carl Warren & Company
Bob Moss - SEA
Brent Boyd, Esq. - Murphy & Grantland
Brad Nielsen - Franke, Schultz and Mullen
Paul Caleo - Burnham Brown
Paul G. Nikhinson - The Beazley Group
Jacqueline H. Canter - Marshall, Dennehey,
Warner, Coleman & Goggin
Jenny Novoa - Gap Inc.
Suzanne Carpenter - Carlson Restaurants
Renee Ramirez - J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc.
Brian Chance - ECBM, LP
authority
integrity
confidence
Allyson Cook - Burnham Brown
Brian Dowling - The Workers’ Compensation
Trial Group, P.A.
Bob Eubanks – Keynote Speaker
tradition
Gerald Ferguson - BakerHostetler
Michael Fleming - Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlours
wisdom
Amy L. Gaffney, Esq. - Gaffney Lewis & Edwards, LLC
pride
Preston Garvin - Garvin & Hickey, LLC
Dennis Gemberling - Perry Group International
knowledge
experience
intelligence
advanced
informed
WE’VE HELPED OUR CLIENTS
THROUGH TWO WORLD WARS,
THE GREAT DEPRESSION
AND DISCO.
Meredith Biegay Genochio - Tastes on the Fly
and D-Lew Enterprises
Scott Grossberg - Cihigoyenetche,
Grossberg & Clouse
Kimberly Hall - Elite Investigative Services, Inc.
Georgianna Ingram - Arby’s
WE CAN CERTAINLY GET YOU
THROUGH DIFFICULT CLAIMS.
Zina Juroch - Pier 1 Imports
At Capehart Scatchard, we’ve been helping our
clients through the tough times (and the good
times) since 1876. So we know our way around
claims and the courtroom.
Katrina S. Lindsey - Darden Restaurants, Inc.
John Kemppainen - Rynearson, Suess,
Schnurbusch & Champion
Tucker W. "Bill" Main, FSCI, SCP - Motivational
Speaker
Sean Martin – Carr Allisen
Ian Neil Matthes, Esq. - Vernis & Bowling of
Atlanta, LLC
Mount Laurel, Trenton and Holmdel, NJ  Philadelphia, PA  New York and Elmira, NY  Wilmington, DE
To learn more about our comprehensive legal services, please contact
Stephen J. Alexander, Esq. at 856.234.6800 or via email at [email protected]
Zach T. Mayer - Kane, Russell, Coleman & Logan, PC,
Michael McCue - Safeway, Inc.
David Priest, M.D.
Miriam Rich - Hill Fulwider, PC
David Satterfield - Darden Restaurants, Inc.
John Paul Scott - City of San Francisco
Gary Talbot - The Walt Disney Company
Timothy Waldeck - Waldeck Law Firm PA
Jonathan M. Walsh, Esq. - Deutsch, Kerrigan& Stiles
Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers LLP is a
partnership of experienced defense counsel committed to providing our clients
with the highest level of representation and service. Our practice concentrates
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exclusively on the defense of insurance carriers,insureds and self-insured entities.
This singular focus ensures that our clients benefit from the experience of attorneys
who are well-versed in the issues and highly experienced in their fields of
professional interest.
We recognize that the most effective and efficient means to provide the highest quality
legal services are to offer regional, centrally-managed representation. To that end, we
have established strategically located offices in the following locations:
Philadelphia' Pennsylvania
New York' New York
Hicksville' New York
Cherry Hill' New Jersey
Wilmington' Delaware
Pittsburgh' Pennsylvania
Tampa' Florida
Miami' Florida
Wheeling' West Virginia
Practice Areas
Practice Areas
Biomechanical Analysis
Engineering Test Facility
Crash Reconstruction
Radiology
Trial Exhibit Development
Lawrence S. Sarowitz, Esquire - Philadelphia Location (215) 735-7200
Bradley J. Levien, Esquire- Hicksville Location- (516) 939-9200
To learn more about us, please visit www.defensecounsel.com
or call us at 888.848.7200
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The Chartwell Law Offices, LLP
provides thoughtful counsel
and representation to its clients
in a wide array of legal matters,
including:
▪ Dram Shop
▪ Negligent Security
▪ False Arrest
▪ Insurance Coverage
▪ Premises Liability
▪ Labor & Employment
▪ Transportation
▪ Workers’ Compensation
Serving Clients’ Needs in:
Florida
Massachusetts
New Jersey
New York
Pennsylvania
West Virginia
Chartwell Attorneys are seasoned litigators who pride
themselves in partnering with their clients and providing
top quality representation in every case the firm handles.
Chartwell…… “Because Results Matter”
For more information on other practice areas and office locations please visit:
www.chartwelllaw.com
Hill Wallack LLP
is a proud
sponsor of the
National Retail and
Restaurant Defense
Association’s 2014
Annual Conference
Hill Wallack LLP
Princeton, NJ | Morristown, NJ | Yardley, PA | www.hillwallack.com | 609.924.0808
Suzanne M. Marasco
[email protected]
Eric H. Bennett
[email protected]
2014 ANNUAL CONFERENCE SPONSORS
Biodynamic Research
Corporation
Kalbaugh, Pfund &
Messersmith, PC
Burnham Brown
Kopka, Pinkus, Dolin &
Eads, PC
Capehart Scatchard, P.A.
Carl Warren & Company
Chartwell Law Offices, LLP
Rynearson, Suess,
Schnurbusch & Champion
Marshall, Dennehey,
Warner, Coleman &
Goggin
Franke, Schultz & Mullen
Marshall Investigative
Group
Galloway, Johnson,
Tompkins, Burr & Smith
McCollum Crowley
Hill Wallack LLP
Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris
Ledva & Meyers LLP
6311 W. Gross Point Rd.
Prindle, Amaro, Goetz,
Hillyard, Barnes &
Reinholtz, LLP
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Niles, IL 60714
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847-324-7050
SEA LTD
Swift, Currie, McGhee
& Hiers, LLP
The Truitt Law Firm
Vernis & Bowling
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www.nrrda.org