April 2–3, 2019
Natural Disaster Conference
The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami

Natural Disaster Conference

April 2-3, 2019

The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove 
3300 SW 27th Avenue    Miami, FL 33133

Conference Chairs:

Stephen A. Weisbrod, Esq.Weisbrod Matteis & Copley PLLC, Washington, DC

W. Neil Rambin, Esq., Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Dallas, TX

This two-day conference will feature thought leaders with varied perspectives about the impact of natural disasters on insurance, hospitality, real estate and other companies, and about the responses to natural disasters by local, state and federal governmental agencies. Speakers will include in-house counsel, government officials, insurance professionals, Plaintiff and Defense attorneys, consultants and experts. Below are just some of the topics to be discussed:

  • Challenges Facing the Insurance Industry as a Result of Natural Disasters
  • Case Study: Taking a Property Damage and Business Interruption Claim from Soup to Nuts
  • Natural Catastrophe Environmental Insurance Risks
  • Challenges Facing the Hospitality and Real Estate Industries as a Result of Natural Disasters
  • The Effect of Natural Disasters on Supply Chains


Highlighted speakers include:

Jeannette David, Assistant Vice President, Claims Counsel, Sompo International Insurance

Michael Diggin, Esq., CPCU, ARe, ARM, Vice President, Swiss Re

Michael E. DiGiacomo, CFA, CPA, Vice President, Marsh Risk Consulting

Helen Eichmann, Vice President, Environmental Division, Allied World Insurance Company

Brian Finnegan, Director, Aon

Jim Hood, Mississippi Attorney General, Department of Justice

Karl Lunan, Manager Claims Division, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

John Lupfer, Esq., Director of Claims – Claims Counsel, Suffolk Construction

Matthew Nelsen, Vice President Claims, AmeriTrust Group, Inc.

Drew Olson, CPA/CFF, Managing Director, BDO USA LLP

Justin Paglio, Forensic Accounting & Complex Claims, Willis Towers Watson

Frank Russo, MBA, ARM, CRIS, CyRM, Founder, Procor Solutions + Consulting

Carmelo J. Rios Santiago, Senate Majority Leader in Puerto Rico, President of the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators

Kenneth Schnoll, General Counsel, Deputy Commissioner at California Department of Insurance

Sheri Wilson, Senior Vice President, National Property Claims Director, Lockton Companies


Perrin Conferences offers complimentary registration for all in-house counsel and insurance professionals. Contact Bethany Corio to register.

Thank you to our Platinum Sponsor:


Thank you to our Conference Sponsors and Partners:

Alan Gray new Oct 2018
Case Strategies
Drinker Biddle
Goldberg Segalla
Hart McLaughlin
Kennedys CMK
MGM use 9 2018
Pace USE March 2019
RWH Myers

Registration Fee: $995.

In-house counsel and insurance professionals receive complimentary registration at Perrin Conferences.

Registration fee is $995 and includes private website access to course materials and all conference networking events. Group discounts are available, please inquire.

For more information regarding registration, contact Lynnsey Perrin  or Bethany Corio.

We will be applying for approximately 9.0-10.8 CLE credit hours depending on the state. Applications are being made to all CLE states as requested by attendees.  Please contact Katie Milnes to submit your CLE requests.


**Perrin Conferences is expecting approval for 9.0-10.8 CLE credits. Perrin files for CLE approval for all requested states prior to the conference with materials provided, and therefore cannot guarantee accreditation by each jurisdiction's governing body.

The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove

3300 SW 27th Avenue
Miami, FL 33133

If you need assistance with reserving a room, please contact Katie Milnes.


Other hotels in the area:

Hampton Inn by Hilton Coconut Grove | Coral Gables - Miami, Florida

2800 SW 28th Terrace - Coconut Grove, Florida 33133  | Phone: (305) 448-2800


The Mayfair

3000 Florida Avenue, Coconut Grove, FL  33133 | Phone: (305) 441-0000


Residence Inn Miami Coconut Grove 

 2835 Tigertail Avenue, Coconut Grove, Florida 33133 | Phone: (305) 285-9303

Cancellation Policy

If you cannot attend the conference, please notify us prior to March 19, 2019, and we will refund your fee. Cancellations received after this date and no-shows are subject to a $200 administrative fee. You may enroll a substitute at any time before the course starts.

Financial Aid Policy

Perrin Conferences is dedicated to providing high-quality continuing legal education to attorneys interested in course offerings. Program registrants who are unable to afford registration fees due to financial hardship may apply for a complete registration waiver or reduction in fee. Factors to be considered include employment status and annual income. Please send a written letter to Lynnsey Perrin addressing your financial situation for consideration. All requests must be submitted 14 days prior to the start of the program and are kept confidential.

Conference Materials:

Presentations and other speaker materials will be made available for conference attendees. If you need the password to access these materials, please reach out to bcorio@perrinconferences.com.