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Special Section
Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS)

20 Years & Changing

PLUS 20th International Conference
November 7-9, 2007
Marriott Wardman Park
Washington, D.C.

Conference Highlights
(Go to for a detailed schedule)

Wednesday, November 7
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Opening General Session: “Happy Birthday SOX: What Have You Wrought on Corporate Governance?” Industry panel moderated by Gary Brown, Esq., Chair of Corporate Department, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell and Berkowitz PC

Thursday, November 8
8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Concurrent Educational Sessions
• Who’s the Boss?
• Beat the Clock!
• Re-designing Risk
• The Devil is in the E-Mails: E-Discovery EGAD!

10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Concurrent Educational Sessions
• Without Class?
• Is it Safe to Get Sick?
• It Adds Up … Or Does It?
• Web 2.0: Is the Future of Internet Insurable?
• Beyond All Limits: ECO/XPL and How It Impacts Primary, Excess and Reinsurance Contracts

11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Lunch with Keynote Address by Maurice R. “Hank” Greenberg

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Concurrent Educational Sessions
• The Employer Strikes Back, or So the Retaliation Claimant Says
• An Interactive Mediation of a Medical Professional Liability Case
• Can the Jury Award That?
• Did I Say That? Insuring Commercial and Political Speech
• Climate Change: Whose Ox is Gored?

3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Concurrent Educational Sessions
• Professionals on the ERISA Fiduciary Firing Line
• Let’s Arbitrate! It’s Fast, Cheap and Fair ... Right?
• E-Security or Insecurity: Who Insures Against Data Loss?
• Diversity: Do We Walk the Talk?

Friday, November 9
8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Concurrent Educational Sessions
• Transparent Money
• Who’s Been Reading My Chart?
• Liability Trends for Academic Institutions
• Fighting (for) City Hall

11:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Closing General Session with Keynote Address by General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.)


Conference Information

Through October 8, the fee for PLUS members is $695; the fee for non-members is $925. After October 8, the fee for PLUS members is $825; the fee for non-members is $1,050.

Conference hotel is the Marriott Wardman Park (202-328-2000); rates are $267. Secondary hotel is the Omni Shoreham (202-234-0700); rates are $265 and $285, depending on room type. You must be a paid conference registrant to obtain lodging from the room block. Until October 18, hotel reservations and changes will be made through PLUS; after that time, contact the hotel directly. For information about lodging, conference registration or other conference information, go to or contact the Professional Liability Underwriting Society at (800) 845-0778.