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Special Section

23rd Annual PLUS International Conference

blazing new trails in professional liability

November 10-12, 2010
Marriott RiverCenter and RiverWalk Hotels
San Antonio, Texas

Conference information

The fee for PLUS members on or before October 15 is $795; after October 15, $925. The fee for non-members on or before October 15 is $1,025; after October 15, $1,150.

The Conference hotel is the Marriott RiverCenter Hotel (210-223-1000). Single rooms in the PLUS block are $199 per night, single/double. For information about lodging, conference registration or other conference information, go to or contact the Professional Liability Underwriting Society at (800) 845-0778.

(Go to for a detailed schedule)

Tuesday, November 9
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Early Registration and Check In
TBA Volunteer Event at The Children’s Shelter

Wednesday, November 10
9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Registration and Networking Lounge open11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PLUS Foundation Women’s Leadership Initiative featuring LoriAnn Lowery-Biggers, President of Field Operations, Navigators Management Company, Inc.
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. “The Challenge of Change: Finding Opportunity in Adversity” presented by Warren Macdonald, author and explorer
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Opening Keynote Address by Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Professor of Business and Political Science at Stanford University and the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Opening Night Reception

Thursday, November 11
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration and Networking Lounge open
8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Breakout Sessions
• The First Thing We Do - Sue All the Lawyers: Emerging Trends in Legal Malpractice
• Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Unexpected Liabilities for D&O Insurers
• To Notify or Not to Notify - That is THE Question
10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Breakout Sessions
• The Impact of the Financial Crisis on Accounting and Other Professions
• D&O Goes Global: Underwriting Insolvencies & Regulatory Exposures
• 15 Minutes of Infamy: Crisis Management in a Global Marketplace
11:30 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. Lunch with Keynote Address: “Innovation in the 21st Century” by Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer, Inc. and Chief Scientist at Fusion-io
2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions
• How D&O Insurance Transforms Shareholder Litigation
• MMSEA: Hurry Up and Wait for the Feds
• Demystifying the Financial Strength of Insurance Companies
3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions
• Watch Out! Hidden Risks of Employment Discrimination Claims
• The Fraud Monster: The Effects of Fraud on Professional Lines Coverage
• I Lost HOW Much? Emerging Trends in Financial Markets Regulation
5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. RPLU Conferment Ceremony
9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Chips for Charity: Texas Hold ’Em poker tournament and raffle to benefit The Children’s Shelter

Friday, November 12
7:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Registration and Networking Lounge open
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Breakout Sessions
• Back to the Future: A New Wave of FDIC Litigation
• The Real Estate E&O Puzzle: How Do We Evaluate Exposures?
• Tweet This! Emerging Liability in the Age of Social Medi
10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Closing General Session featuring keynote presentation by John N. Doggett, JD, MBA, Senior Lecturer, Global Management, Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Energy, McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin


The articles in this special section were written by Michael J. Moody and Dave Willis—freelance writers who write frequently for Rough Notes.








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