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ACE Professional Liability Specialists to Offer Valuable Insight Into Privacy Insurance and the Changing Liability in the Architectural and Engineering Arena at 2008 PLUS 21st International Conference
Nov 6, 2008





Toby Merrill, Assistant Vice President, and Christopher Calnon, Vice President, both of ACE Professional Risk, will present at the 2008 Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS) 21stAnnual International Conference




The topics are: Preventing the Unpreventable: Best Practices to Minimize Exposure to Information Losses; Mr. Merrill will focus on the steps businesses should take to prepare for a data breach and best practices for quickly and effectively responding in the event of a data privacy breach; and The Changing Liability Environment Surrounding Architects & Engineers; Mr. Calnon will focus on how Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification may impact professional liability exposures for architectural and engineering firms. Both sessions will include a discussion of insurance coverages and risk management solutions.




Thursday, November 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 9.45 a.m. - Eastern Time (Mr. Calnon)


Friday, November 7, from 8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. - Eastern Time (Mr. Merrill)




San Francisco Hilton


333 OFarrell Street

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