Letter From The President Of The Connecticut Chapter Of The Association Of Corporate Counsel

2010-01-05 01:00

To The Readers Of The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel:

This fall, CONNACCA has conducted another excellent series of seminars.

On September 24, Withers Bergman, LLP presented "Going Offshore:Exploiting International Business Opportunities." This included a discussion of structuring joint ventures and other investments, protecting investments, U.S. regulatory issues, and tax considerations. On hand were Jeffrey Blomberg (partner in the Greenwich office), John Greenwood (New Haven), Mitchell Kops (New Haven), and Justin Zamparelli (New York), and moderator William Harnisch (Greenwich and New York).The event took place at The Hartford Club, and a reception followed.

In October, many of our members, including several of CONNACCA's board members, attended the National ACC convention in Boston.

On November 10, 2009, another of our supporting firms, Anderson Kill & Olick, P.C., presented "Emerging Legal issues in Insurance Risk Management," also at The Hartford Club. Issues discussed included D&O and professional liability policies, how to settle lawsuits without forfeiting coverage, anti-concurrent causation clauses, coverage for property and business interruption claims, and new developments in the law of product liability claims. Also covered were choice of law and forum selection clauses in coverage disputes. Among those on hand were Finley Harckham, a senior litigation shareholder in the New York office.

As always, my thanks to our members for their continued support of these excellent programs and the CONNACCA organization.


Joseph A. Santos