Garamendi, Lockyer to Address ACIC’s XIV Annual General Counsel Seminar

May 19, 2003

Presentations by state officials and panel discussions that present the most up-to-date overviews on issues affecting property/casualty insurers writing business in California will highlight the Association of California Insurance Companies’ XIV Annual General Counsel Seminar this summer.

“We have designed an interesting and informative program that features a number of expert speakers and panels on a broad range of issues,” said Jeff Fuller, executive vice president and general counsel of ACIC.

The seminar will take place July 23-25 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas and offers 10 minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) credits for California attorneys. (Credits for other states are possible).

Featured keynote speakers include California Attorney General Bill Lockyer, California Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi and California Assembly Insurance Chairman Juan Vargas (D-San Diego).

“The general counsel seminar is the West’s premier insurance industry
educational event,” said ACIC president Sam Sorich. “Insurance industry executives, legal counsel, legislative and regulatory affairs advocates, underwriting managers and claims managers who have an interest in California legislative, judicial and regulatory activities are encouraged to sign up soon and secure their spot to attend this unparalleled seminar.”

Punitive damages, privacy, appellate case reviews, market conduct exams, and national trends in insurance legislation and regulation will be among the issues presented during the panel discussions. Current hot topics such as unfair business practices, credit-based insurance scoring, workers’ compensation, the homeowners insurance market and mold liability will also be addressed.

For more information, contact the ACIC office at 916-442-4581. Registration forms are also available on the ACIC Web site at

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