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Program Overview

Experienced outside counsel will share their insights on the latest case law and regulatory trends for both individual and ERISA-governed disability litigation. As we enter a full year under the new regulatory regime, what are the pressure points for claims professionals and litigation counsel? What are the most interesting disability decision of the past year? How do these trends and regulatory changes translate to your litigation practice? This hour-long webinar will give you a valuable perspective on these issues, from the comfort of your desk or conference room.


Who Should Attend

  • Outside Counsel
  • In-house Counsel
  • Disability Claims Professionals

What You Will Learn

  • What are the most important trends in recent disability case law?
  • How are the new ERISA regulations playing out one year in?
  • What can we expect for 2019 in the disability litigation arena?


Joshua Bachrach

Joshua Bachrach represents clients in state and federal courts throughout the United States in litigation involving ERISA and non-ERISA disputes over disability, life and health coverage as well as disputes over pension benefits. Josh also represents insurers in coverage and bad faith litigation and has experience with disputes involving managed care issues, including medical necessity and provider reimbursement. He is a frequent speaker at national seminars on ERISA-related subjects and has written numerous articles on ERISA and related topics.

Joseph M. Hamilton

Joseph M. Hamilton concentrates his practice in life, health and disability insurance defense, ERISA, and land use litigation, including environmental litigation. He is a past member of the Firm’s Management Committee and the chair of the firm's Litigation Group. He serves as counsel for numerous life, health and disability insurers, and self-insureds at all levels of state and federal courts throughout Massachusetts. His representation includes the full spectrum of issues arising from both individual and group coverage, under both state and federal law, including ERISA. Joe also represents business clients in addressing litigation issues that arise in the context of land use and environmental concerns. This includes representing clients in connection with administrative appeals and enforcement actions involving the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and the Environmental Protection Agency as well as actions involving private parties, including litigation related to contaminated property and regulatory compliance. Joe has been named a Massachusetts "Super Lawyer" by Boston magazine and Law & Politics every year since 2008.

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