Thursday Morning

Thursday, November 13th, 10:00am-11:00am

Broker Tenders: A Bore, a Chore or Value Galore?
A request for proposal (RFP) can generate a tremendous amount of work for all parties, especially with complex panel evaluations and multiple broker choices. Follow this guide to achieving maximum results from the tender with an RFP exercise involving procurement, legal, compliance and risk management. Examine the goals, the elements of a successful RFP document and a superior response, identifying and weighing the criteria and navigating the panelist position to conclusion. Leave with a solid understanding of the practical process and the fundamentals of a best-practice tender.

Carla D'Andre, Head-Global Corporate Practice, Willis Group Holdings, Ltd.
Frank J. Fantigrossi, Vice President, Risk Management, CA, Inc.
Virginia V. Kolstad, Risk Manager, Corporate Risk and Insurance, American International Group

Reducing Costs through Early Resolution and Indemnity Clauses
The pressure to reduce defense costs is never ending. Listen in as risk managers disclose their strategies for reducing costs by identifying and evaluating claims best suited for early resolution. Learn from risk managers and defense counsel about reducing indemnity and defense costs by enforcing contractual indemnity clauses and finding ways to obtain additional insured status on vendor policies.

Tom Best, Director, Litigation, Home Depot USA, Inc.
Brian Cafritz, President, NRRDA