Battle of the Experts 2022


Please join us at our upcoming CLE event “Battle of the Experts” on December 7th and 8th 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.

The program is scheduled to begin on December 7th 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.

View Agenda View Photobook


  • Laura Merkel, Acuity Insurance, Senior Field Claim Representative
  • Brian Bornstein, AIG, Claims Executive – Programs
  • Joshua Deutsch, Allied World Insurance Company, AVP, North American Claims Group
  • Patrick Carroll, Aon, Director, US, Casualty Claims Consulting
  • Elizabeth Timkovich, Atlantic Union Bank, Senior Counsel – Head of Litigation
  • Ian Rapaport, Axis Capital, Head of Complex Casualty
  • Arturo Antezana, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance, AVP-Excess Casualty Claims
  • Lori Ness, BlueScope Steel, Director of Risk & Insurance
  • JoEllen Riehl, Cassatt RRG Holding Company, Claims & Litigation Specialist
  • Melody Curry, Chubb, Vice President
  • Jennifer Hawkins, CoAction Specialty Insurance Group, Complex Director, Excess/Complex Claims
  • Colleen Graham, Constellation, Claim Consultant
  • John Reitwiesner, Core Specialty, VP – Head of Claims
  • Meghan Hvizdos, Daseke, Director of Claims
  • Michael Cieloszczyk, Everest Insurance, Casualty Claims
  • Yara Mouded, Great American Custom Insurance, Assistant Vice President
  • Christina Perrotta, Great American Custom Insurance Services, Senior Claims Technical Director
  • Ronald Morrison, Great American Insurance Group, Divisional Senior VP, Subsidiary Claims
  • David Shoults, Hallmark Financial Services, Inc., V.P. Claims
  • Aileen Schwartz, Hill International, SVP, Senior Corporate Counsel US and Privacy Officer
  • Marc Bonora, Ingenovis Health, General Counsel
  • Deborah Gonzalez, Kemper, Vice President, Regional Litigation Claims
  • Jeff Davis, Lincoln Financial Group, AVP & Senior Counsel
  • Susan LaBar, Lockton Companies, SVP Large Casualty Practice – Risk Services Leader
  • Collin Hite, Markel, Director & Associate General Counsel – Claims
  • Austin Ellis, Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC, Corporate Counsel
  • Edward Kozel, Munich Reinsurance America, Inc., Claims Practice Lead
  • Robert Bressler, National Express LLC, VP, AGC
  • Phyllis Rosenbaum, Nemours Children’s Health, AVP, Deputy General Counsel, Operations
  • Claudia Arguello, Northland Insurance, Claims
  • Ozie Lewis, Old Republic Risk Management, Claims Client Manager
  • Marc Fantone, Pepsi Co, Senior Manager, Leave & Liability Management
  • Jerry Craig, Protective Insurance, Manager, Excess Litigation
  • Derrick Mullen, Seneca Insurance Company, Vice President, Home Office Claims
  • Brian Savage, Teva, VP & General Counsel, US Antitrust & Commercial Litigation
  • Sabrina Mizrachi, The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc., VP, Litigation and Global Product Regulatory
  • Brad Markvart, The General, Litigation Counsel
  • Katherine McDaniel, T-Mobile, Director, Cybersecurity Compliance, Legal Affairs
  • Larry De Respino, U-Haul, General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer
  • Carolyn Trush, Universal Health Services, Inc., Manager-Claims
  • Morgan Carrin, Universal Health Services, Inc., Supervisor – Claims
  • Frank Tarsi, Universal Health Services, Inc., Sr Claim Analyst
  • Lauren Buford, Walgreens, Senior Counsel, Tort Litigation
  • Richard Sedory, Wastequip LLC, General Counsel
  • Kim Campbell, Wellpath, Claims Litigation Sr Supervisor
  • Ron Lowell, Western Express, General Counsel
  • Krista Glenn, Westfield Specialty, EVP & Chief Claims Officer
  • Stephen Dzury, Insurance Professional
  • Sandra Gravanti, General Counsel


Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

Kopka Pinkus Dolin

Lapidus & Lapidus, PLC

Blank Rome



Lewis Brisbois

Robson Forensic


Wright Close & Barger, LLP

Ropes & Gray

Luks, Santaniello, Petrillo, Cohen & Peterfriend

Lewis Brisbois

Priority Payments Tech Partners

Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell, LLP

Reserve Your Spot Today

Battle of the Experts 2022 Registration