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 […]

Investigation Due Diligence

At the 2017 PARMA Annual Conference, a panel discussed current and emerging issues involving risk management for public entities and joint powers authorities in relation to the requirements and conduct of investigations, including investigations of reported incidents of discrimination, harassment, or safety violations. Essentially this session was about the fundamentals of investigations in these matters. […]

Navigating the Reasonable Accommodation Maze

At the 2017 PARMA Annual Conference, Yvonne Lang and Nichole Minkow from the firm Pearlman, Borska, & Wax talked about the challenges associated with reasonable accommodation of disabled workers. Interactive Process Conundrum: California law requires employers to engage in a “timely, good faith, interactive process.” Required for all employees AND applicants for jobs. This obligation […]

PARMA 2016 Annual Conference

Conference Chronicles will be blogging from the PARMA Annual Conference held February 12-15, 2017, in Anaheim, CA. The Public Agency Risk Managers Association (PARMA) was the first organization of its kind – formed to provide a forum for California public sector risk managers to share ideas on how to perform their duties in this emerging […]

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