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Elaine Fresch Presenting Two Sessions at CLM’s 2021 Annual Conference in Atlanta

Elaine Fresch, Managing Partner of the firm’s Construction Law practice as well as the firm’s Las Vegas office, will present at two sessions of CLM’s 2021 Annual Conference taking place August 11-13 in Atlanta. On Wednesday, Elaine will present an interactive DEI networking workshop where attendees will explore various diversity cohorts across various contemporaneous DEI challenges for a collaborative solution-oriented discussion. Workshop participants will engage in interactive exercise and share proposed solutions to common concerns in the DEI space. Results will be aggregated in real-time and then presented to the audience to conclude the session with actionable take-aways that can be implemented to increase DEI administration and effectiveness across all businesses.

On Friday, Elaine will be presenting “Taking Risks: Is Assumption of Risk a Winning Defense for Your Case?” This session will focus on express releases, what type of releases may be enforceable in what type of activity and who it may cover, and the laws across the nation on enforceability of liability waivers. Participants will gain current information on case law and statutory law across the nation on this very important defense. Understanding its strength and use of this defense will assist the professionals evaluating the claim for settlement and for trial. It will also assist claims professionals in their pre-lawsuit investigation and determining if it should be denied and/or a policy limits demand should be rejected.

Elaine is a member of CLM’s Construction Advisory Board and is a Co-Chair of CLM’s Diversity in Construction Litigation Committee. She has been invited to speak at numerous seminars sponsored by such organizations as CLM, West Coast Casualty, Perrin, and DRI on a variety of topics related to the construction industry and the defense of construction defect cases. She is also a Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America and a Senior Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. For her contributions to the construction industry, Elaine has been honored with the Syhre Award.

The CLM Annual Conference is the premier annual event for professionals in the claims and litigation management industries. The Conference is a tremendous mix of interactive educational sessions and fun networking events. Participants can select from more than 100 collaborative educational sessions focused on all facets of the industry. Premier Panels feature some of the top minds in the industry.