Battle of the Experts 2021


*Battle of the Experts 2021 is now sold out. If you have not yet registered, you can join our waitlist below!

*Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Battle of the Experts 2020 was rescheduled for October 6th & 7th 2021.  All registrations have a 100% money back guarantee!


Magna’s back with live, IN-PERSON, edutainment! Please join us at our upcoming CLE event “Battle of the Experts” on October 6th and 7th at The W South Beach in Miami, FL. The two-day CLE program will feature interactive micro-panel exercises involving teams of outside counsel, in-house counsel, claims executives and audience members working together alongside real life experts. Micro panels will work on preparing their moderators and experts for direct examination role plays, and outside counsel moderators and experts will then go head to head in a “Battle of the Experts” in front of a judge and jury! As always, Magna will provide the facts of a case using audiovisuals and special effects as well as sessions to provide techniques and best practices for successful expert witness prep.

Current Panelists include:

  • Matthew Morrison, AFICS, Enterprise Specialty Claims Leader
  • James Minniti, Allied World Insurance Company, Vice President – North American Claims Group
  • Keri Yaeger, AmeriTrust Group, Inc., Claims Attorney – Complex Claims Unit
  • Patrick Carroll, Aon, Director, US – Casualty Claims Consulting
  • Cynthia Khin, Berkley LifeSciences, Life Sciences Casualty Resolution Director
  • Marc McKay, BMO Financial Group, Associate General Counsel
  • Christopher Greene, Canal Insurance, Senior Vice President, Chief Claims Officer & General Counsel
  • Effie Silva, Cargill, Inc., Global Ethics & Compliance Leader
  • Ronald Harrell, Catalina U.S. Insurance Services LLC, Senior Vice President Claims
  • Deanna Beacham, Chubb, Vice President & Chief Coverage Officer, Coverage & Complex Claims
  • Melody Curry, Chubb, Vice President, Environmental Claims Leader
  • Jeff Novorita, Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., Casualty Insurance Manager
  • Chase Young, Cranmore, CEO
  • Jason Newton, Curi, Associate General Counsel & SVP
  • Anthony Laura, Dada Holdings LLC, General Counsel & Chief Legal Officer
  • Riché McKnight, Endeavor, SVP, Deputy General Counsel and Co-Head of Litigation/ Ultimate Fighting Championship, General Counsel
  • James Everett, Everett Cash Mutual Ins Co, Vice President of Claims
  • David Shoults, FirstGroup, Claim Adjuster Lead
  • Yara Mouded, Great American Custom Insurance, Excess Casualty Claims
  • Lynn Menschenfreund, Hallmark Financial Services, Inc., Vice President, Claims
  • Aileen Schwartz, Hill International, Inc., Senior Vice President, Senior Corporate Counsel US & Privacy Officer
  • Jimmie McMillian, IMS | INDYCAR | IMSP, Chief Diversity Officer and Senior Corporate Counsel
  • Jeff Davis, Lincoln Financial Group, AVP & Senior Counsel
  • Susan LaBar, Lockton Companies, Vice President, Senior Claims Consultant
  • Collin Hite, Markel, Director & Associate General Counsel – Claims
  • Chad Peterson, Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC, Corporate Counsel – Litigation
  • Hannah Lim-Johnson, Meritor, SVP, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary
  • Bob Caldwell, MMA Global Group Inc., General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer
  • Kevin Goldberg, Nestle USA Inc., General Counsel and VP of Legal
  • Ozie Lewis, Old Republic Risk Management, Claims Client Manager
  • Patrick Taverna, Oshkosh Corporation, Associate GC of Litigation
  • Richard Fabian, RiverStone, Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, General Counsel
  • Desiree Acevedo, Sprouts, GL Claims Analyst
  • Anthony Slimowicz, The Amynta Group, Executive Vice President & COO of MGA and Specialty Risk
  • Sabrina Mizrachi, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., VP, Global Product Regulatory & Litigation Counsel
  • Mark Donatiello, The Valero Companies, Associate Counsel
  • Sandra Gravanti , Tosca, General Counsel
  • Michelle Walters, U-Haul, Director of Operations, Assistant General Counsel
  • Richard Sedory, Wastequip LLC, General Counsel

The program is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, October 6th at 2pm, followed by a cocktail hour and dinner. The next day, Thursday, we will continue panels in the morning and wrap up the seminar at 12:30pm. An organized golf outing will begin at 1pm and a closing reception will be held at 6pm.


October 6-7, 2021

W South Beach

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