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Magna Battle of the Experts 2023


Please join us at our upcoming CLE event “Magna Battle of the Experts” on December 13th and 14th 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 13th 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.



  • Cynthia Khin, Berkley Life Sciences, Life Sciences Casualty Resolution Director
  • Cynthia Carter, Berkley Select, Assistant Vice President – Claims
  • Arturo J. Antezana, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance, Assistant Vice President-Excess Casualty Claims
  • Christine Viggiano, Caesars, Corporate Counsel, Litigation
  • Christopher Greene, Canal Insurance Company, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
  • JoEllen Riehl, Cassatt RRG Holding Company, Claims & Litigation Specialist
  • Erik Sikorski, Catalina U.S. Insurance Services LLC, Claims Director
  • Joshua Weiner, Catalina U.S. Insurance Services LLC, Vice President/Assistant General Counsel
  • Melody Curry, Chubb, Vice President Environmental Claims Leader
  • Dana Applegate, Coaction Specialty Insurance, Senior Vice President, Claims
  • Jennifer Wojciechowski, Community Association Underwriters of America, Inc., VP-Operations
  • Douglas Mason, Copic, Director of Claims
  • David Shoults, Core Specialty, VP of Claims
  • John Reitwiesner, Core Specialty, VP – Head of Claims
  • Chase Young, Cranmore, Executive Vice President & Head of Cranmore US
  • Meghan Hvizdos, Daseke, Director of Claims
  • Mitzi McLean, DaVita Inc., Director Assistant General Counsel
  • Melissa Stephenson, Energy Insurance Mutual, Senior Claims Attorney
  • Lisa Zemanek, FlixBus, Litigation Paralegal
  • Jacqueline Murphy, Flynn Restaurant Group, Associate General Counsel
  • Jonathan Gerdes, Frank Winston Crum Insurance, Chief Claims Officer
  • Caryn Siebert, Gallagher Bassett, Director – Carrier Engagement Vice President – Carrier Practice
  • Lynn Menschenfreund, Hallmark Financial Services, Inc., Vice President | Claims
  • Aileen Schwartz, Hill International, SVP Senior Corporate Counsel US and Privacy Officer
  • Nick Karacostas, Integrated Specialty Coverages LLC, Chief Claims Officer
  • Sandra Gravanti, J.M. Huber Corporation, Senior Counsel
  • Linda Sandoval, James River Insurance Company, Claim Manager
  • Deborah Perez Gonzalez, Kemper, Vice President Regional Litigation Claims
  • Jessica Rogin, Liberty Mutual, Vice President Environmental & Casualty Claims
  • Jeff Davis, Lincoln Financial Group, AVP & Senior Counsel
  • Collin Hite, Markel, Director & Associate General Counsel Claims Director of Litigation Management
  • Rick Raeder, Markel, Claims Director Transportation and Liability
  • Carly Eastwood, MODE Global, AVP Risk Management
  • Raquel Webster, National Grid, Senior Counsel
  • Ozie Lewis, Old Republic Risk Management, Assistant Vice President Claim Client Manager
  • Todd Brandenberger, Prime Insurance, Vice President – Claims
  • Matt Shusterman, Prime Insurance, Senior Vice President – Claims Attorney
  • Laura Schoefer, R&Q Insurance Holdings Ltd, Head of Specialty Claims – North America
  • Rochelle Lewis, Red Bull North America, Director Risk Management
  • Derrick Mullen, Seneca Insurance Company, Vice President Home Office Claims
  • Carlos Freyre, Sompo International, VP Vendor and Litigation Management
  • Martina Yacoub, Subaru Of America, Inc., Manager – Counsel
  • David Stark, Teva, Executive Vice President Chief Legal Officer
  • Gabor Antal, Teva, Chief of Staff Global Legal
  • Matthew Cairns, Textron, Senior Associate General Counsel
  • Katherine McDaniel, T-Mobile, Director Cybersecurity Compliance, Legal Affairs
  • Kellen Hade, T-Mobile, Senior Litigation Counsel | Legal Affairs
  • Brian Cuevas, U-Haul, Assistant General Counsel
  • Debby Gilliam, Union Standard Insurance, Assistant Vice President – Claim Litigation/ Casualty
  • 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
  • April Esterhuizen, Vault, Vice President Casualty and Auto Claims
  • Richard Sedory, Wastequip LLC, General Counsel
  • Lloyd Brown, Wawa Inc., Casualty Claims Manager
  • Michael Cortese, Westfield Specialty, SVP of Claims
  • Diane Carman, Windtree Therapeutics, Inc., General Counsel Consultant
  • Mary Haefer, Claims Professional
  • Ian Rapaport, Claims Professional


  • Ringler Associates
  • Exponent
  • Robson Forensic
  • Envista Forensics
  • Kopka Pinkus Dolin
  • Consilio
  • Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.
  • MC Consultants, Inc.
  • MDD Forensic Accountants
  • Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell LLP
  • Lewis Brisbois
  • Vernis & Bowling
  • Blank Rome
  • Lydecker LLP
  • Cole, Scott & Kissane P.A.
  • Sodoro Law Group
  • Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP

Room Reservations

Magna has negotiated a discounted rate of $524 per night at The W South Beach in Miami Beach, FL. Reservations for this event can be made directly with the hotel by clicking HERE or calling 888-625-4985 and referencing the Magna Conference. Reservations must be made by December 8th

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Battle of the Experts 2023

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