Annual Conference

This year, the Fidelity Law Association’s Annual Conference returns to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Conference will be held at the Ritz Carlton on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, followed by the ABA TIPS Fidelity and Surety Law Committee’s fidelity program on Thursday, November 8th.

Our co-chairs for this year’s conference, Theresa Gooley, Managing Director-Management Liability First Party Claims, Travelers and Samuel J. Arena, Jr., Partner, Stradley, Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP, have prepared an excellent program that all attendees will benefit from, regardless of their level of experience. A distinguished list of speakers will present on a variety of topics of interest to the fidelity community, including:

  • Annual Survey of Fidelity Case Law
  • ERISA Fidelity Insurance: An Updated Review
  • Comparing and Contrasting Insuring Agreements D and E
  • The Impact of Digital Technology on Forgery Coverage
  • The Cryptocurrency Challenge: How Will Crime Insurers Respond?
  • Why Tort and Criminal Definitions of Causation Do Not Apply to Fidelity Insurance
  • Panel Discussions: Cybercrime – Prevention, Available products, Coverages, and Claims

We are pleased to have John F. Mullen of Mullen Coughlin, LLC as our guest speaker.

Mullen Coughlin, LLC exclusively represents organizations facing data privacy events and information security incidents, and has handled thousands of these events and incidents. John will speak on “Preparing for and Responding to Data Privacy and Network Security Events” and will address data privacy and network security questions from our audience.

In keeping with our commitment to give back to the host city of the Conference, FLA will be making a monetary donation to a Philadelphia-area charity.

As in past years, we are applying for Continuing Education (CE) and Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. We will be posting additional information about the Conference along with registration information on the FLA website in September. So, mark your calendars and we look forward to seeing you this fall in Philadelphia.


Robert Olausen
The Fidelity Law Association