Chopped for CHOP 2024

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. Starting at 3:00pm on Wednesday, June 19th, 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.

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  • Danielle Williams, Ambridge Partners LLC, Assistant Vice President, Senior Claims Analyst, Casualty Claims
  • Rachel Kelley, AmTrust North America, Counsel
  • Eric Wood, AtlantiCare Health System, Senior Litigation Counsel
  • John Barrett, BDP International, Inc., General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
  • Cindy Khin, Berkley LS, Life Sciences Casualty Resolution Director
  • Debby Gilliam, Berkley Southwest, Assistant Vice President – Claim Litigation
  • Chris Butler, Bowhead, Head of Claims
  • Richard Doherty, BrandSafway, Assistant General Counsel
  • Matthew Spector, Chubb, Vice President, Excess Complex Claims Casualty Leader
  • Michael Dickert, Comcast NBCUniversal, Director, Liability Claims
  • John Reitwiesner, Core Specialty Insurance, VP – Head of Claims
  • Justin Buscher, Core Specialty Insurance, Head of Litigation Management
  • Lynn Menschenfreund, Core Specialty Insurance, Vice President – Claims
  • Mitzi McLean, DaVita Inc., Director, Assistant General Counsel
  • Gordon Pennington, Dynamic Claims Administrative Services, COO
  • Michael Gonzalez, Dynamic Claims Administrative Services, Director of Claims
  • James Everett, ECM Insurance Group, Vice-President, Claims
  • Eve Bacanskas, Energy Insurance Mutual, Claims Attorney
  • James Siessel, Great American Insurance Group, Divisional Senior Vice-President
  • Aileen Schwartz, Hill International, Senior Vice President, General Counsel Americas & Chief Privacy Officer
  • Michael Zeoli, IAT Insurance Group, VP, Counsel & Litigation Management
  • Nick Karacostas, Integrated Specialty Coverages, LLC, Chief Claims Officer
  • Scott Rogers, Invited Clubs, Associate Counsel
  • Stephanie Morris, Kroger, Paralegal – Insured Litigation
  • Jeff Davis, Lincoln Financial Group, AVP & Senior Counsel
  • Collin Hite, Markel, Director & Associate General Counsel – Claims
  • Cedar Abadie, Mohave Transportation Insurance Company, Vice President, Claims & Litigation
  • Susan Smith, Next Insurance, Claims Specialist
  • Ozie Lewis, Old Republic Risk Management, Assistant Vice President Claim Client Manager
  • Stephen Dzury, Premia US, Senior Vice President, Claims
  • Todd Brandenberger, Prime Insurance, Vice President – Claims
  • Derrick Mullen, Seneca Insurance Company, Vice President, Home Office Claims
  • Desiree Acevedo, Sprouts Farmers Market, Supervisor General Liability
  • Martina Yacoub, Subaru, Manager – Senior Counsel
  • Annette Rowinski, Trinity Health, Senior Area Claims Manager
  • Michel Morgan, Universal Property, General Counsel of Operations
  • Richard Sedory, Wastequip LLC, General Counsel
  • Lloyd Brown, Wawa, Casualty Claims Manager
  • Amanda Locklear, Wawa, Sr. Claims Litigation Specialist
  • Danielle Childs, Wawa, Casualty Claims Representative
  • Michael Cortese, Westfield Specialty, SVP, Head of Casualty Claims

June 19-20, 2024



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