Allyson Spacht and Adam Fleischer to Discuss Public Nuisance and Coverage Issues at Upcoming Industry Events


BatesCarey partner Allyson C. Spacht will lead a roundtable panel discussion on developments in public nuisance claims and insurance impact at the Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Annual Conference on April 3 in San Francisco.

During her presentation, “Claims Impact of Evolving Public Nuisance Liability Theories to Address Societal Injury,” Ally will examine the potential reach of modern-day public nuisance claims to address some of society’s most serious issues – from the opioid epidemic to mental health to climate change – and the coverage issues implicated by such claims. 

The CLM Annual Conference brings knowledge leaders in the industry together to share how they’ve embraced the best of business-as-usual and unleashed the power of newly discovered or enhanced claims management tools or processes. CLM members can register for the conference here.

Ally advises foreign and domestic insurance carriers on a variety of complex disputes involving commercial general liability, professional liability, and excess/umbrella exposures and is an integral member of BatesCarey LLP’s Opioid Coverage Task Force.

BatesCarey partner Adam H. Fleischer will lead a presentation on the evolution of public nuisance liability theories and coverage impact at the AIDA Reinsurance and Insurance Arbitration Society (ARIAS U.S.) 2024 Spring Conference on May 3 in Puerto Rico.

His presentation, “What a Nuisance! A Discussion of the Evolution and Recent Application of Public Nuisance Liability Theories to Address Societal Injury and Claims Impact,” will examine how public nuisance theories have been used in mass tort litigation, whether such claims are insurable, and the coverage disputes involving these claims from the US to London. 

The ARIAS U.S. Spring Conference, “Global Currents: Expanding Arbitration Expertise, Knowledge and Connections,” brings together industry professionals to exchange ideas and share best practices on insurance and reinsurance. ARIAS Members can register for the conference here.

Adam is a member of the management committee at BatesCarey LLP and is honored as the top-ranked insurance litigator in Illinois according to Chambers USA, as well as one of the highest ranked in the nation.