Chopped for CHOP 2023

Chopped for CHOP Mock Trial Fundraiser Challenge

Benefitting the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia


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.

Our 9th annual program will feature last year’s winner, Jerry Hamilton from Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, LLP, along with Wade Quinn from Ramey Chandler Quinn, P.C., Jennifer Oetter from Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, and Michael Barfield from Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms, LLC.

Starting at 3:00pm on Wednesday, June 21st, we’ll be bringing you a lineup of exciting traditional panels and unique interactive micro-panel workshops. A welcome reception and dinner will follow at The Water Club Indoor Pool.

Day two will kick off our unconventional convention with Magna’s Chopped for CHOP, where our competitors will present their best case to a panel of judges made up of the world’s greatest claims executives and corporate counsel. The attorneys will be competing to win up to $20,000.00 in donations to CHOP. The closing session will feature legendary NY Knick Walt “Clyde” Frazier.

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  • Julie Beaumont, Acuity Insurance, General Manager-Central Claims
  • Brian Bornstein, AIG, Claims Executive – Programs & Captives
  • Anthony Slimowicz, Amynta Group, Executive Vice President & COO of MGA and Specialty Risk
  • Patrick Carroll, Aon, Director, US Casualty Claims Consulting
  • Michael Szymanski, Asplundh Tree, Expert Claims Manager, Risk Management
  • Ian Rapaport, Axis Capital, Head of Complex Casualty
  • Melanie Copic, Brinker International Risk Management, Technical Claims Specialist
  • Nidya Gonzales, Brinker International Risk Management, Sr. Casualty Claims Manager
  • Chris Green, Brinker International Risk Management, VP of Legal
  • Kristen Nowacki, Canal Insurance, Senior Vice President, Chief Claims Officer & General Counsel
  • JoEllen Riehl, Cassatt RRG Holding Company, Claims & Litigation Specialist
  • Matthew Spector, Chubb, Vice President, Excess Complex Claims Casualty Leader
  • Michael Dickert, Comcast NBCUniversal, Director, Liability Claims
  • Jennifer Wojciechowski, Community Association Under Writers of America, Inc., VP – Operations
  • John Reitwiesner, Core Specialty Insurance, VP – Head of Claims
  • Lynn Menschenfreund, Core Specialty Insurance, Vice President – Claims
  • Thomas Harris, County Hall Insurance Company RRG, VP Claims
  • James Everett, ECM Insurance Group, Vice-President, Claims
  • Jacqueline Murphy, Flynn Restaurant Group, Associate General Counsel
  • Bert Dizon, Gallagher Bassett, Senior Client Services Manager
  • Christina Perrotta, Great American Custom Insurance Services, Senior Claims Technical Director
  • James Siessel, Great American Insurance Group, Divisional Senior Vice-President
  • Yara Mouded, Great American Custom Insurance Services, Divisional Assistant Vice President
  • Rosalind Herschthal, Inservco Insurance Services, Inc., Senior Attorney Examiner
  • Nick Karacostas, Esq., Integrated Specialty Coverages, LLC, Chief Claims Officer
  • 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
  • Diane O’Neil, Markel, Director & Senior Counsel, Complex Claims
  • Sonia Valdes, MedMarc/ProAssurance, Vice President, Claims
  • Justin Gourley, MGM Resorts International, Legal Counsel
  • Ozie Lewis, Old Republic Risk Management, Claims Client Manager
  • Todd Brandenberger, Prime Insurance, Vice President – Claims
  • Matt Shusterman, Prime Insurance, Senior Vice President – Claims Attorney
  • Derrick Mullen, Seneca Insurance Company, Vice President, Home Office Claims
  • Desiree Acevedo, Sprouts Farmers Market, Legal Claims Team
  • Miller Blalock, Team Health, Claims Manager, Claims Department
  • David Marck, Teva, Senior Director, Legal Counsel
  • Sabrina Mizrachi, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., VP, Deputy General Counsel, Litigation and Global Product Regulatory
  • Stephanie Morris, The Kroger Co., Paralegal – Insured Litigation
  • Debby Gilliam, Union Standard Insurance Group, Assistant Vice President – Claim Litigation
  • Carolyn Trush, Universal Health Services, Inc., Manager-Claims
  • Morgan Carrin, Universal Health Services, Inc., Supervisor – Claims
  • Lloyd Brown, Wawa, Casualty Claims Manager
  • Danielle Childs, Wawa, Casualty Claims Representative
  • Amanda Locklear, Wawa, Sr. Claims Litigation Specialist
  • Kim, Campbell, Wellpath, Claims Litigation Sr Supervisor Corporate Legal Department
  • Ron Lowell, Western Express, General Counsel
  • And more to be announced!

June 21-22, 2023



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