Kalama M. Lui-Kwan presents "Trends in Consumer Class Actions" at the National Mortgage News Mortgage Servicing Conference.
Presenter: David A. Ericksen, Esq., Severson & Werson, PC
Webinar: Rock & A Hard Place: Learn How to Collect without the Conflict!
Getting Paid Without Getting Sued: The Collections-Claims Connection
Tuesday, February 26th at 1:30 p.m. ET
When clients refuse to pay, your options are limited. You can just let the fee go- and undermine your firm's financial stability. Or you can pursue payment through the law, and run the HIGH risk of a retaliatory counter-claim for negligence which can be even more devastating.
Here's the reality: to protect their practices, engineers must strategically control the collection process. This webinar will suggest an A to Z, project-long approach to securing and collecting fees that will help limit litigation risks based on effective procedures, templates, and contact provisions.
Participants will learn how to:
Over the past two months, Severson & Werson's Construction Practice Leader, David Ericksen, was a featured speaker at national meetings of the A/E industry in three states. Mr. Ericksen's topics in these presentations included Change Management: Getting It Right When Things Go Wrong, Managing Multiple Models of Project Delivery, Collections-Claims Connections: Getting Paid Without Getting Sued, and 2012 A/E Liability: Trends & Solutions.
Presentation by Michael B. Murphy, Michael B. Murphy spoke at Swiss Re Asia Pacific Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: What Every Asia Pacific Insurer Needs ( But Might Not Want) to Know".
Presentation by Joel Halverson: "Design Professional Liability in Construction: Evaluating Project Delivery Models, Analyzing the Scope of Liability, and Minimizing Risk Through Contract Terms."
This CLE webinar will provide counsel with a review of recent court decisions defining the scope of design professional liability, discuss the impact of project delivery models on liability, and outline proactive approaches to minimize the risk of construction liability through contract provisions. For more information please click here.
Andrew Noble presented to the California Mortgage Bankers Association's Western States Loan Servicing Conference in Las Vegas, NV on the topic of "California Homeowner Bill of Rights and the practice of dual tracking."
Presentation by David Ericksen and Tracey Merwise: "May the Forces Be With You! Employment & Staffing Perils and Planning For Construction Professionals."
May the Forces Be With You: Getting the Right People...And Keeping Them! Presented by David A. Ericksen and Tracey K. Merwise to Severson & Werson clients.
Presentation by David Ericksen: "California's New Lien Laws - Strategies for Success."
"Successful Navigation Through Construction Defect Reforms," Bankers Insurance Company Annual Meeting, New Orleans.
"Design-Build Projects and the A/E Role Risks and Opportunities" at the SEAONC Business Forum Luncheon.
"The Lost File Chronicles: Strategic Document Creation Control & Content for Construction Professionals."
Bruce Furukawa, member at Severson & Werson, and Amanda Jones, senior classification analyst at Xerox Litigation Services, will discuss what corporate clients and outside counsel need to know about technology-assisted review.
Presentation by Bruce Furukawa: "How to Avoid Electronic Document Hoarding, and Why."
Due to the low cost of memory storage, design firms are inadvertently or intentionally accumulating millions of pages of documents that could be required for production in a litigation or audit. Often, the cost to review and produce these documents outweighs the value of the case. A Document Retention policy can prevent electronic document hoarding and limit your costs in the event of an audit or litigation.
"Estimators’ Professional Liability Exposures: (and War Stories)" at the America Society of Professional Estimators Chapter Meeting.
The Top Ten Lessons Every Manager Must Know About Employment Law (Or, "How to Avoid the School of Hard Knocks"). Presented by Tracey K. Merwise to American Society of Women Accountants ("ASWA"), San Francisco Chapter.
David Ericksen, Bruce Furukawa and Daniel Ng to speak on the topic of "New Year's Resolutions for Construction Professionals".
Sunny Huo to speak at the CMBA 2011 Legislative, Regulatory, QA and Compliance Conference in Costa Mesa, CA on the topic of "Litigation Updates".
Scott Hyman, Kristin Walker-Probst and Erik Kowalewsky to speak at the US Acceptance CFSA Independent Section Chair on the topic of "California's New Data Breach Law and How Automobile Finance Companies Can Protect Themselves".
Tracey Merwise to speak at the Dartmouth Lawyers' Association on the topic of "Employment Law 101 for California Startups: The laws, the docs, and (most of) the rest".
"Crawford v. Weather Shield and its Progeny: A Critical Evaluation and Discussion of Strategies for Defending Against Contractual Tenders of Defense."
Sunny S. Huo will be a panelist at the MBA’s Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Conference 2011 in Boca Raton, Florida, on May 15, 2011, covering “Litigation Forum Session 3: Claims Against Industry Partners and Other Players.”
The American Institute of Architects 2011 National Convention Education Advisory Committee has selected David Ericksen’s submission on the topic “Elevating the Architectural Practice to Meet the Opportunities of Technology and Sustainability” to be a part of the AIA 2011 National Convention and Design Exposition to be held May 12-14, in New Orleans.
David Ericksen to present at the Willis A&E International Risk Management Symposium to be held on Wednesday, May 11th at the Willis Tower in Chicago.
David Ericksen, Mark Zunino, and Stephen Schram present "Getting Paid Without Getting Sued: Collecting Fees in the New Economy".
"The Knock at the Door: Design Professional Disciplinary Processes in California".
David Ericksen presents "Hard Hat Hits: Design Professional Risks and Strategies in Job Site Safety".
"Navigating the Risks of Accessibility Requirements in Design: Drive-By ADA Lawsuits and Beyond."
Bruce Furukawa to speak at the Advanced Records and Information Management and Litigation Readiness Symposium in Palo Alto, Thursday, January 27, 2011.
Bruce Furukawa to speak at the BASF Conference Center, Tuesday, January 25, 2011, on the topic of “E-Discovery 201: Leveraging E-Discovery Tools”Download PDF
"Expedited Jury Trials in California: An Overview and Discussion of Strategic Considerations."
The Top Ten Things Every Manager Must Know About Employment Law (Or, "How to Avoid the School of Hard Knocks"). Presented by Tracey K. Merwise to CCI Financial & Insurance Services clients.
Retention, Recruiting or Raiding? The 3 “R”s of HR for A/Es. Presented by David A. Ericksen, Tracey K. Merwise and Verita J. Gulati to Severson & Werson clients.
The Top Ten Things Every Manager Must Know About Employment Law (Or, "How to Avoid the School of Hard Knocks"). Presented by Tracey K. Merwise to The Financial Women's Association of San Francisco.
The Top Ten Things Every CFO Must Know About Employment Law (Or, "How to Avoid the School of Hard Knocks"). Presented by Tracey K. Merwise to Financial Executives International ("FEI").
Getting RIFs Right in 2009: Tailoring Your Workplace to Fit Tough Times. Presented by Tracey K. Merwise to Hays Companies Insurance clients.
Getting RIFs Right in 2009: Tailoring Your Workplace to Fit Tough Times. Presented by Tracey K. Merwise to USI Insurance Services clients.
Identifying and Addressing Bias Against Women and Minorities in the Legal Profession. Presented by Tracey K. Merwise and Rhonda L. Nelson to Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada (“ADC”), 2008 Annual Meeting.
The Top Ten Things Every Manager Must Know About Employment Law (Or, "How to Avoid the School of Hard Knocks"). Presented by Tracey K. Merwise to USI Insurance Services clients.
Getting RIFs Right: How to Avoid the Unintended Consequences of a Reduction-In-Force. Presented by Tracey Merwise, Severson & Werson, Elizabeth Horn and Jennifer Walsh, Woodruff Sawyer & Co. Insurance Companies, Woodruff Sawyer & Co. Educational Series.
How To Handle Leave and Reasonable Accommodation Issues: A Training For Managers, client training presented by Tracey K. Merwise and Rhonda L. Nelson.
Surviving San Francisco’s New Paid Sick Leave Law. Presented by Tracey K. Merwise to Severson & Werson clients.
Recruiting and Retaining Staff in A Tight Market: Strategic Advice for Design Firms. Presented by David A. Ericksen and Tracey K. Merwise to Severson & Werson clients.
Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Managers, multiple client trainings, 2005-2008.