February's Select Employee (2021)

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The fix is obvious. We need to tap into the pool of talent that is not homogeneous. A lot of people are retiring and now there is the opportunity to tap into other pools of talent, which our industry overall should have done in the early 2000’s

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USI Affinity and the American Bar Association Announce New Partnership With Berkley Select

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USI Affinity and the American Bar Association (ABA) recently announced a new partnership with Berkley Select, a Berkley Company, to offer a new Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) program for law firms nationwide. As the broker for the ABA Insurance Program, which provides insurance and financial solutions for ABA members and their firms, USI Affinity now offers access to this new EPLI program designed to meet the unique needs of law firms.

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William Fair is appointed as Chief Underwriting Officer for Berkley Select

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We are excited to have William Fair join our organization as Chief Underwriting Officer. Bill has over 27 years of industry experience and holds his CPCU, RPLU, and ARe. He is also a licensed attorney and has held various strategic leadership roles in Property & Casualty and Facultative Reinsurance underwriting organizations. Most recently, Bill was the Sales and Strategy SVP for an international reinsurer.

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ABA Clarifies Obligations to Former Prospective Clients

Formal Opinion No. 492 states that a lawyer who receives information that “could be significantly harmful” from a prospective client and then represents a client in the same or a substantially related matter where that client’s interests are materially adverse to those of the prospective client violates Model Rule 1.18(c), unless the conflict is waived by the prospective client. Whether information that “could be significantly harmful” has been disclosed by a prospective client is a fact-specific inquiry and determined on a case-by-case basis.

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