Thank you This live web event has ended. Thank you for attending. Contributors Bradley Wallace The Wallace Firm, Encino, CABradley Wallace is a trial lawyer and the founder of The Wallace Firm, PC. Mr. Wallace has tried jury trials throughout California and his results speak for themselves. The Wallace Firm’s mission and purpose follows Mr. Wallace’s vision and leadership of creating a collaborative, technologically advanced team of attorneys and legal professionals committed to helping the injured people of California. Since establishing himself early in his career as an up-and-coming Plaintiff personal injury trial lawyer, Mr. Wallace’s career and practice areas have expanded and evolved to include complex and catastrophic injury, wildfire litigation, legal malpractice, construction defect, medical malpractice, first party insurance bad faith litigation, and wrongful death. Currently representing hundreds of California business owners impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and forced government closures in their fight against wrongful claim denials by the property and casualty insurance industry, Mr. Wallace serves as a California co-chair for The American Association for Justice (“AAJ”) Business Interruption Litigation Taskforce. Allan Kanner Kanner & Whiteley, New Orleans, LAAllan graduated from Harvard Law School in 1979, and then clerked for the late Judge Robert S. Vance of the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. He founded the firm in 1981 and has since acquired a national reputation in the fields of complex litigation, environmental law, and consumer fraud. Many of his cases have become leading precedents or led to legislative and regulatory changes to better protect the public or the environment. He is frequently sought out as a teacher, lecturer, and author. He has taught law courses at Tulane Law School, Duke University, Yale University, and the University of Texas. He has authored/co-authored two books and published over sixty scholarly articles, many of which have been relied upon by courts. He is a member of the American Law Institute. Allan is a frequent speaker and lecturer on a variety of topics, and has testified numerous times before the Louisiana legislature. In addition, he has testified before the U.S. Senate regarding frauds uncovered by K&W during a lawsuit against long-term care insurance providers. Michael Cohen Michael L. Cohen, PLC, Los Angeles, CAInsurance lawyer Michael L. Cohen and his team represent victims from injuries, workplace injustice, and insurance bad faith. Using our decades of experience, we have recovered millions of dollars protecting policyholders, both individuals and businesses, from insurance companies’ refusal to pay claims. Charles Miller Insurance Law Center, CAMr. Miller is a licensed attorney in California. Since 1990 Mr. Miller’s practice has been devoted to insurance law. Prior to 1990 Mr. Miller was employed in the insurance industry for 18 years where he worked as an insurance claims representative and claims manager. Mr. Miller has been retained in over seventeen states and territories, including Canada, as an expert on insurance industry practices and standards and various insurance policy coverage issues. Mr. Miller can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Amy Bach United PolicyholdersAmy Bach has been a professional advocate for insurance policyholders since 1984 and an attorney since 1989. While practicing insurance regulatory law and representing clients in litigation matters, she co-founded United Policyholders in 1991. She is a nationally recognized expert on insurance claim and legal matters; frequently interviewed in print and broadcast media, and the author of numerous legal and consumer publications including "The Disaster Recovery Handbook", "WISE UP: The Savvy Consumer's Guide to Buying Insurance" and tips and guides in the UP Claim Help Library. Recognized by Money Magazine as a Money Hero, Bach has served as an official consumer representative to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners since 2009 and is in her second term as an appointed member of the Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance. She also currently serves on the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Disaster Preparedness and Response. Alfredo Torrijos Arias Sanguinetti Wang & Torrijos, Los Angeles, CAAlfredo Torrijos is a partner of Arias Sanguinetti Wang & Torrijos LLP. Mr. Torrijos prosecutes both individual and class actions in state and federal court, focusing on complex litigation matters in breach of contract, employment, consumer fraud, bad faith insurance, intellectual property and technology law.Mr. Torrijos has significant experience in technology related litigation, intellectual property law and class actions. Mr. Torrijos has handled class actions through trial and appeal and has successfully represented consumers in class actions against some of the biggest technology and insurance companies in the country, including: Google, Yahoo!, CitySearch, Network Solutions, Nationwide Insurance, Progressive and State Farm. In addition, Mr. Torrijos has represented hundreds of individuals in their bad faith claims against insurance companies such as Allstate, 21st Century, Farmers, and State Farm. John Ellison Reed SmithJohn's practice concentrates in the insurance coverage area exclusively on behalf of policyholders. John's clients range from Fortune 50 companies to small closely-held companies. He has been recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as an "analytical and upbeat litigator with a great presence in the courtroom” and "first-class trial attorney."John has a wide variety of experience in the insurance coverage field. John is also co-lead counsel for many of the world's large financial institutions regarding mortgage crisis-related insurance issues. He has also handled claims under directors and officers policies, fidelity bonds, first-party property policies and other liability insurance products, as well as prosecuting successfully bad faith claims against many of the large insurance organizations. Richard Lewis Reed Smith, New York, NYRichard has experience litigating a wide variety of first- and third-party insurance coverage issues. He also has experience in international arbitrations, assisting policyholders in securing coverage under Bermuda forms. Since 1998, a large portion of Richard’s practice has involved first-party or property insurance disputes for policyholders nationwide. Richard handled a number of such cases stemming from the 2005 hurricanes, as well as from the attacks of September 11, 2001. These representations ranged from small, mom and pop operations, to clients suffering hundreds of millions of dollars of damage to multiple facilities.