Forensics of a Nuclear Liability Verdict
January 11 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Session Title: The $1B verdict is the new $1M – Forensics of a Nuclear Liability Verdict
In House Warrior: Nuclear Verdicts – A Billion is the New Million. Jennifer Hills, Director of Risk Management for King County Washington will be joined by two litigators with extensive experience in crisis management and catastrophic and high-exposure mass casualty events. This session will discuss the rise of social inflation and its impact on nuclear verdicts, legal strategies for turning the tables and minimizing nuclear verdicts, out of the box resolution strategies that moderate catastrophic risk and provide insights into best practices for handling billion-dollar claims.
This course is being reviewed by the Washington Office of Insurance Commissioner for 1 hour of CE credit. If credits are approved, we will update the registration site with the CE course number.
- Jennifer Hills has been the Director of Risk Management for King County, Washington since 2003. King County, which includes the Seattle-Bellevue metropolitan area, is the 13th largest County in the United States serving a population of over 2 million. King County, through its 16,000 employees, provides direct and regional services such as public health and community services, parks and recreation, wastewater treatment, and criminal justice. King County also operates the regional transportation network including bus, light rail, streetcar, and passenger ferry services, as well as the King County International Airport.
- Stratton Horres has more than 40 years of experience, focused on crisis management and defending clients in catastrophic and high-exposure mass casualty events in virtually all areas. Cases have included mass shootings, commercial, products liability, health care, wildfires, explosions, transportation incidents of all kinds and construction collapse matters. In addition, Stratton frequently is engaged as monitoring counsel on behalf of insurers in these kinds of cases.
- Karen Bashor experience with complex litigation, large transportation claims and catastrophic injury defense. She has successfully handled civil and criminal jury trials in state and federal court in Nevada and New Jersey. Prior to joining Wilson Elser, Karen was the first woman partner and first minority partner at a prominent Las Vegas law firm where she routinely handled large cases involving multimillion-dollar claims, including punitive damages, fraud and wrongful death. She has vigorously defended small and large companies and individuals across the nation.