Disaster Planning and Response

At the 2019 PARMA Annual Conference, Kimberly George from Sedgwick and Mark Walls from Safety National hosted a live “Out Front Ideas with Kimberly and Mark” event focused on disaster planning and response for public entities. The panelists were: Martin Brady – Schools Insurance Authority Tim Karcz – California Joint Powers Insurance Authority Bill Simonson […]

Biggest Risk Management Challenges Facing Public Entities

At the 2019 PARMA Annual Conference, Kimberly George from Sedgwick and Mark Walls from Safety National hosted a live “Out Front Ideas with Kimberly and Mark” event that featured a panel of risk managers discussing their biggest challenges. The panelists were: Michael Alio – County of Orange Sergio Cazorla – Baldwin Park USD Steven Robles […]

Auto Accident Reconstructon

At the 2019 PARMA Annual Conference, Jeffrey Bonsall from Momentum Engineering discussed how accident reconstruction can be useful in investigating auto accidents. Steps in Accident Investigation Determine causal factors Collect and retain data Access damages Provide key information to make informed decisions Effectively communicate with experts Access the necessity of working with other experts Useful […]

Autonomous Vehicle Levels & Technologies

In this presentation at the PARMA 2019 Annual Risk Management Conference, Anthony Andreoni, PE, MBA, ASE, at Jensen Hughes, provided information about the latest autonomous vehicle technologies and driver-assist systems. According to SAE International, the global leader in technical learning for the mobility industry, there are currently five levels of autonomy for vehicles: Level 0 […]

Settlement and Closure of Safety Officer Claims

All too often, public agency loss runs contain a high number of unresolved claims or future medical claims where sworn officers will not consider settlement. It is a phenomenon that every agency grapples with and no one seems to have the solution. This session at the PARMA 2019 Annual Risk Management Conference investigated why this […]

The ABCs of Cyber Risk Management

This session at the PARMA 2019 Annual Risk Management Conference highlighted best practices for prevention, management and handling of cyber-related claims. Speakers included James P. Wagoner at McCormick, Barstow, Sheppard, Wayte & Carruth Graham Van Leuven at Clyde & Co. Lejf E. Knutson at McCormick, Barstow, Sheppard, Wayte & Carruth Assessing Cyber Vulnerabilities The following […]

Sexual Harassment Claims

At the 2019 PARMA Annual Conference, a panel discussed sexual harassment claims. The speakers were: Brenna Hampton – Hannah Brophy Teresa McGinty – Hannah Brophy Tyrone Spears – City of Los Angeles Under California law, sexual harassment is defined as negative, inappropriate or unwanted conduct directed towards a worker based on their: Sex Gender and […]

Avoiding Employment Practices Liability Pitfalls

At the 2019 PARMA Annual Conference, a panel discussed challenges around employment practices liability claims in California. The panel was Anthony Carlton – Chula Vista Elementary School District Robert Cutbirth – Freeman, Mathis & Gary LLP Marc Liebowitz – Laughlin, Falbo, Moresi & Moresi LLP Employers in California are seeing more employment practices liability (EPL) […]

Cyber Risks for Public Entities

At the 2017 PARMA Conference, a panel discussed cyber liability concerns for public entities. The panel was: John Chino – Arthur J Gallagher Steven Robinson – Risk Placement Services, Inc. Elissa Doroff – XL Catlin Common Patterns of Cyber /Claims: Missing or stolen laptop or storage devices Mismailing Erroneous data posting Willful release based on […]

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Disaster Response for Public Entity

At the 2017 PARMA Conference, a panel discussed disaster response planning for public entities. The panel was: Ken Hernandez – County of San Bernardino Steve Robles – County of Los Angeles Michelle Colosimo – Black Swan Solutions Ariel Jenkins – Safety National Disasters can be both natural disasters like earthquakes or floods and also man-made […]

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