Annual Conference

The wait is over! Registration for the 2018 Fidelity Law Association Annual Conference is now open. We’ve chosen the Ritz-Carlton in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. Further details can be found on the conference links on this page.

Conference co-chairs, 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 everyone will benefit from, regardless of 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

Our Conference guest speaker will be John F. Mullen, who with his firm, Mullen Coughlin, LLC exclusively represent 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 include a question and answer session on data privacy and network security questions.

As in past years, we are applying for Continuing Education (CE) and Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit.

Following our Conference, the ABA TIPS Fidelity and Surety Law Committee’s will present its fidelity program on Thursday, November 8, 2018, also at the Ritz-Carlton. This program requires a separate registration and fee. Please see the ABA/FSLC link on this page for more information regarding the ABA/FSLC program.

Become A Member Of The Fidelity Law Association

One final thing. If you are an insurance company employee engaged in underwriting or handling fidelity bond claims, you are eligible for membership in the Fidelity Law Association. When you register for the conference, whether online or by mail, your registration covers the cost of membership through 2019. For more information on the benefits of membership, please go to If you cannot attend the conference you can still apply for membership by completing the online application and paying the annual membership fee.

I hope you will join us in Philadelphia to learn about the most recent developments in fidelity insurance and network with your peers.


Robert Olausen
The Fidelity Law Association

Thank you for attending the 2018 Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA. We look forward to seeing you next year when the Annual Conference returns to Boston, Massachusetts on November 6, 2019, as we celebrate the Fidelity Law Association’s 25th anniversary.