Michael Coffey to Speak at 2016 CLM National Construction Claims Conference




Wood Smith Henning Berman

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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) September 29, 2016 – Nationally celebrated trial lawyer Michael Coffey will speak on “Controlling Labor Law Outcomes, Mitigation of Damages, Experts, and Strategy” at the CLM National Construction Conference. Coffey, Managing Partner of WSHB’s New York and Connecticut offices, is slated to present on Thursday, September 29 at 1:00 PM. CLM’s National Construction Claims Conference will be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California, September 28-30th.

Labor law issues are squarely on the radar for those involved in the construction industry in New York. This panel is an advanced discussion of challenges faced by claim professionals, contractors, and counsel when litigating labor law cases in the State of New York to verdict.

“Potentially the most explosive concerning verdict potential for construction losses, we will provide practical practice pointers and effective strategies,” said Coffey. “We will hit all avenues available for mitigation, including utilization of experts and pivotal decisions which can be made during the life of the case that directly impacts the results.”

Coffey is widely known to owners, developers and contractors throughout the state of New York for his consistent results in labor law disputes. He regularly tries to successful verdict labor law issues with multi-million dollar exposure. Joining Coffey on his panel are national thought leaders on the issue, including Christine Bernstock with AECom, Robert McCarthy from Nationwide Insurance Company, and Doreen Munzenberger from AIG.

Coffey is the managing partner of WSHB’s New York City and Connecticut offices, and he focuses his practice on the defense of professional liability, catastrophic injury, construction, toxic tort and commercial litigation matters, with extensive experience in state and federal courts. He represents Fortune 500 companies and some of the world’s largest insurance carriers in the U.S. and is often retained to try large-exposure claims made under excess and surplus casualty policies. He also coordinates several national programs for domestic and international insurance companies and third-party administrators in multiple lines of business.

About Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP

Founded in 1997 by David Wood, Kevin Smith, Stephen Henning and Daniel Berman, WSHB is today one of the fastest growing firms in the United States. WSHB currently employs 200 attorneys in 19 offices in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Washington. WSHB is also one of the most diverse firms in the country. Approximately 44% of WSHB attorneys are female, 42% of WSHB partners are female, and 25% of WSHB attorneys are minority.

With active practices in medical malpractice and healthcare, commercial, construction, environmental, professional liability, employment, real estate, transportation, subrogation, toxic tort and intellectual property litigation, WSHB’s attorneys have tried over 900 cases to verdict and are internationally recognized for their exceptionally high rate of success.

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