Insurance Law

Harold J. Flanagan
Committee Chair

Upcoming Events:

Insurance Claims Handling - Practical Considerations


Please join NOBA’s Insurance Committee for a lunch-time CLE discussing insurance claims handling. Paul McSweeney F.C.I.I. with Starr Adjustment Services Inc. and John Raynor with Southern Dispute Resolution LLC, two seasoned claim handlers, will discuss the challenges facing the claims handler and pitfalls for practitioners in the industry. This panel discussion will be hosted by Harold Flanagan of Flanagan Partners LLP.

Paul McSweeney, F.C.I.I, Starr Adjustment Services Inc.
John Raynor, Southern Dispute Resolution L.L.C.

Friday, October 11, 2019

12 noon - 1 p.m.

NOBA Office
650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505
New Orleans, LA 70130

CLE: 1 hour of CLE credit

NOBA member discount: $35 (includes lunch)
Non-member price: $55 (includes lunch)
*All credit card transactions will be charged a 3% convenience fee


  1. Contact NOBA at (504) 525-7453 
  2. Email Briana Nelms
  3. Mail payment to the NOBA Office, 650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505, New Orleans, LA 70130
  4. NOBA members can pay online by clicking here.
    *We accept all credit cards except American Express.

Please note our updated cancellation policy:
Payment is expected before the start of programs in order to attend. Cancellations must be received in writing two days in advance in order to receive a refund. No shows are not eligible for refunds and will be charged for the program, plus an administrative billing fee.

On the Blog:

Insuring Rental Equipment

Punative Damages and Marine Policies - November 20, 2017

The Professional Services Exclusion under Louisiana Law - November 20, 2017

Prejudice Not Required: Giving Notice of a Claim after the Term of a Claims-Made Policy is Fatal for Coverage for the Insured and Third Parties - April 2, 2015

Recent Events:

On May 17, 2019, Harold Flanagan and Jimmy Castex presented a CLE on Insurance Issues in the Construction Context (Part II). This was a very well attended CLE! We hope you will join on for our next CLE on October 11th!

On May 23rd, NOBA had a happy hour social, co-hosted by the Insurance Law, Maritime & International Law, Oil & Gas Law and Environmental Law committees.

On June 19th, Harold Flanagan, Paul McSweeny, Tony Bordlee and Mike Madden presented a CLE on "Claims Handling: Perspectives of Policyholders, Claimants, and Insurers." 

On September 22, Harold Flanagan, Mike Madden, and Eric Williams presented "The Use and Abuse of Insurance Brokers: How to Deal With Brokers in Business Deals and Litigation" CLE.

On April 13, the Committee held "Deconstructing the Reptile: Defending the 'Reptile' Strategy in Insurance Litigation" with Doug Green.

On July 16, 2015, the Committee held "The Appraisal Clause: Viewpoints from Policyholder and Defense Counsel" CLE with moderator Seth Schmeeckle, panel member (defense) Adam Massey and panel member (policyholder) Rajan Pandit.

On August 8, 2014, the Committee held a CLE "Bad Faith Forum: A Panel Discussion with Views from the Policyholder and Insurer" with speakers: Dean A. Sutherland, Jeansonne & Remondet; H. Minor Pipes, Barrasso Usdin; and Joseph Bruno, Bruno & Bruno.

On April 10, 2014, the committee held a Deepwater Horizon Insurance Litigation CLE.