Jonathan Walton to Discuss Trending D&O and Professional Liability Coverage Issues at ABA Insurance Industry Conference


BatesCarey attorney Jonathan Walton will join a panel presentation on top coverage issues and policy defenses at the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) and Young Lawyers’ Division (YLD) Section Conference on May 4 in New York City.

During his presentation “Top Ten Coverage Issues and Policy Defense Under Professional Liability Policies,” Jonathan will discuss trends in coverage and policy language and examine approaches to interpretation of the same policy language in different jurisdictions.

Jonathan, alongside two panelists from the insurance industry, will highlight important factors in ever-changing coverage concerns, including:

  • Creative pleading by the plaintiff’s bar
  • Fluctuations in policy terms
  • Exclusionary language caused by hardening and softening in the insurance market
  • Broker influence

The ABA TIPS & YLD Section Conference is a premier CLE conference for insurance, defense, corporate and plaintiffs' attorneys. It features presentations of interest to attorneys and professionals in all aspects of practice and at all levels of experience, including ethics, trial and litigation skills, cyber liability, dispute resolution, insurance coverage and professional liability. Register for the conference here.

Jonathan Walton serves as coverage and litigation counsel to domestic and international insurers in a variety of complex insurance coverage matters, including third-party and first-party coverage matters. He is well-versed in litigating contested coverage cases relating to the pharmaceutical industry, including regulatory investigations and proceedings and multidistrict litigation, as well as matters involving opioid litigation, sexual harassment claims, property damage claims and coverage issues arising from construction defects and construction site accidents.