Magna’s Annual Chopped for CHOP 2022


Magna Legal Services’ Annual Competitive Mock Trial Conference “Chopped for CHOP (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia)” is a two-day program, beginning with a micro panel workshop and followed by a dinner reception.

The next day, we will kick off our unconventional convention with Magna’s competitive mock trial. Our competition will feature four trial attorneys who will go head-to-head in a mock trial setting to present their best case to a panel of judges made up of claims executives and corporate counsel. After each phase of the trial (opening statements, cross examination of a witness, and closing arguments), the judges will vote and CHOP one lawyer from the competition, leaving one ultimate champion at the end. The attorneys will be competing to win up to $20,000.00 in donations made in their firm’s name to CHOP.


  • Michael Coffey, Esq., Founding Partner, Coffey Modica O’Meara Capowski LLP
  • Daniel P. Costello, Esq., Managing Partner, Costello Ginex & Wideikis, PC
  • Jerry D. Hamilton, Esq., Partner, Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, LLP
  • TBD, Esq., Partner, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith


  • Michael Dubyk, A.G. Risk Management Inc., Senior Claims Adjuster
  • Brian Bornstein, AIG, Claims Executive – Programs
  • John Conniff, Amada North America, Inc., General Counsel
  • Anthony Slimowicz, Amynta Group, Executive Vice President & COO of MGA and Specialty Risk
  • Michael Szymanski, Asplundh Tree Expert, LLC, Corporate Claims Manager, Risk Management
  • Ryan Wiesner, BrandSafway, Senior Counsel & Director of Insured Litigation
  • Christopher Greene, Canal Insurance, Senior Vice President, Chief Claims Officer & General Counsel
  • Erik Sikorski, Catalina U.S. Insurance Services LLC, Claims Director
  • Keri Yaeger, Century Insurance Group, Vice President – Excess/Umbrella Underwriting
  • Deborah Saunders, Comcast NBCUniversal, Executive Director, Claims Management
  • Michael Dickert, Comcast NBCUniversal, Director, Liability Claims
  • John Reitwiesner, Core Specialty, VP – Head of Claims
  • Chase Young, Cranmore, CEO
  • Mitzi McLean, DaVita Inc., Director, Senior Corporate Counsel
  • Jacqueline Murphy, Flynn Restaurant Group, Associate General Counsel
  • Christopher Carucci, Gallagher Bassett, Vice President Client Services
  • James Siessel, Great American Insurance Group, Divisional Senior Vice-President
  • Lynn Menschenfreund, Hallmark Financial Services, Inc., Vice President, Claims
  • Aileen Schwartz, Hill International, Inc., SVP, Senior Corporate Counsel US and Privacy Officer
  • Stephen Dzury, IAT Insurance Group, Senior Vice President, Claims Services
  • Stacey Jurado, Kingstone Insurance Company, Auto & Subrogation Manager
  • Jeff Davis, Lincoln Financial Group, AVP & Senior Counsel
  • Brian Seery, MAPFRE Insurance, Assistant Vice President – Claims Examining
  • Collin Hite, Markel, Director & Associate General Counsel – Claims
  • Sonia Valdes, MedMarc/ProAssurance, Vice President, Claims
  • Michael Wald, Mitsui Sumitomo Marine Management (U.S.A.), Inc., Assistant Vice President & Claims Counsel
  • Sheniece Smith, NorthBay Healthcare, Vice President & General Counsel
  • Ozie Lewis, Old Republic Risk Management, Claims Client Manager
  • Nathan Lundquist, Protective Insurance, SVP of Claims
  • Scott Lande, RLI, AVP, Casualty Claims
  • Derrick Mullen, Seneca Insurance Company, Assistant Vice President, Home Office Claims
  • Desiree Acevedo, Sprouts Farmers Market, General Liability Claims Supervisor
  • Julia Macias, Sysco Corporation, Manager, Casualty Claims
  • Sabrina Mizrachi, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., VP, Global Product Regulatory & Litigation Counsel
  • Jocelyn  Womack, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., Associate Counsel, Employment
  • Andy Barragry, The Manitowoc Company, Inc., Senior Litigation & Product Safety Counsel
  • Mark Donatiello, The Valero Companies, Counsel
  • Larry De Respino, U-Haul, General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer
  • Kristine Campbell, U-Haul, Director of Litigation
  • Jennifer White, VOLKSWAGEN Group of America, Inc., Corporate Counsel
  • Richard Sedory, Wastequip LLC, General Counsel

Magna has secured rooms at The Borgata at the discounted rate of $159 per night. Reservations can be made directly with the hotel by clicking HERE or by calling 609-317-1000 and mentioning the group code GBMAG22. The deadline to book a room under our block is Monday, May 23rd.

Questions? Contact Kristina Moukina at [email protected]

June 22-23, 2022



Reserve Your Spot Today

Magna’s Annual Chopped for CHOP 2022 Registration

Chopped for CHOP Registration 2022

"*" indicates required fields

Conference Attendance

Price: $1,399.99


Conference sponsorships are still available! Contact Kristina Moukina at [email protected] for sponsorship information.

Program Advertisements

Sponsor our Conference Program Book with either a half-page or quarter-page ad! Send advertisements in PDF format to [email protected]
Price: $750.00
Price: $500.00

Attendee Information

Billing Address*

Credit Card Information

Cancellations less than 2 weeks prior to the conference will be subject to a $200 late cancellation fee.
Credit Card*
American Express
Supported Credit Cards: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Expiration Date