Covering Your Elements – Understanding Professional Liability Concerns Facing Scientific Consultants and Strategies to Protect Yourself
Can I be sued for giving accurate technical/scientific advise? What can I do to mitigate my liability as a chemical professional and a consultant? These are some of the questions one needs to consider as a scientist practicing or joining the scientific consulting business. Join us to learn from speaker Richard Kissel, of Kissel Hirsch and Wilmer LLP, as he shares real-life stories and tips for keeping you and your business free from legal heartache.
“Covering Your Elements – Understanding Professional Liability Concerns Facing Scientific Consultants and Strategies to Protect Yourself.” A short presentation followed by Q&A with speaker Richard Kissel of Kissel Hirsch & Wilmer LLP. The event is moderated by John Whittle of Lamar University.
What You Will Learn
- Anyone can be sued for anything: even if you’re right!
- The importance of a written contract as a risk management tool
- What needs to be done in the event you are sued or believe you might be sued
- Examples and stories from the trenches – lessons learned
- And much more…
Date: Thursday, June 10, 2010
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET
Meet Your Expert
Richard Kissel has represented the interests of primary and excess insurers and reinsurers for over 30 years and is a founding member of Kissel Hirsch & Wilmer LLP. Mr. Kissel’s practice focuses on professional liability, with specific emphasis on lawyers’ and accountants’ liability, architects and engineers and technology issues, and D&O and corporate liability. Another primary focus of Mr. Kissel’s practice involves reinsurance, including analysis, inspections, and arbitration. Mr. Kissel graduated from Boston University School of Management, cum laude, in 1976, with a degree in accounting, and Syracuse University College of Law, cum laude, in 1979. He is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts in New York. Mr. Kissel serves as an adjunct professor at Pace University School of Law, teaching Accounting for Lawyers and Insurance Law. He has also presented at numerous conferences and forums in the U.S., U.K., Bermuda, and Europe on issues vital to the insurance industry, including programs involving Chemical Engineers.
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