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CMAA PD Session - Insurance and Indemnification Clauses - More Than Just Limits

January 26, 2018
11:00 AM CST to 1:00 PM CST
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Venue Location
1515 Poydras St., 5th Floor Auditorium
New Orleans, LA 70112


As a construction manager, business owner, risk manager or employee who enters into or negotiates construction, vendor or services contracts, you are responsible for building the “liability fence” around your business.  It falls to you to make sure that your insurance policy and your contractual obligations are aligned and that you understand what is being conveyed on certificates of insurance.  While contracts can provide excellent risk mitigation and protection for your business, they can also cause serious harm when you don’t know what pitfalls to avoid.

Specific items covered will include: 

•    Just because you're not at fault doesn't mean you're not on the hook

•    How to build the “liability fence” around your business

•    How to avoid unintentionally exposing your insurance limits through your contracts

•    Make sure your insurance policy and your contractual obligations are aligned

•    Understand the Certificates of Insurance - what it means, what it doesn't mean

•    Understand the definition of an "insured contract" and what it means to your indemnification agreements




Betsy Ellis Clement, Producer
, is native of New Orleans, Betsy graduated from Isidore Newman School in 2005 and went on to double major in Business Administration and Mass Communications at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, VA, where she graduated Cum Laude.

Post-graduation, Betsy spent two years in New York City as Public Relations & Special Events Coordinator and Showroom Manager for Waterford Wedgwood Royal Doulton. She returned to New Orleans in January of 2012 and joined GEB as producer. A licensed property and casualty broker, Betsy has worked with clients across a range of industries. She has completed Traveler’s School for Producer Development and is currently pursuing her CRM & CIC designations.

Megan Guy, JD, MBA, Executive Counsel and Producer, joined Gillis, Ellis & Baker in 2015, as Executive Counsel and Producer. As a Producer, Megan focuses on complex property and casualty accounts, as well as management liability. She uses her legal training and background to work with clients in understanding the complex relationship   between contractual undertakings, business dealings and insurance coverages, in order to maximize an overall risk allocation strategy.

Prior to joining GEB, Megan was a partner at Adams and Reese, LLP.  Her practice focused on complex litigation, including insurance coverage, indemnity and defense claims. She left the practice of law to pursue an M.B.A. at Tulane’s A.B. Freeman School of Business, which she completed in 2014, with a focus on Business Strategy. Prior to that, she obtained her B.A. in Political Science, cum laude, from Vanderbilt University, and her J.D. from Tulane Law School.



$30.00 Member
$35.00 after 12:00 am January 26
$25.00 Earlybird rate before January 23

$40.00 Non-Member
$45.00 after 12:00 am January 26
$35.00 Earlybird rate before January 23

$10.00 Student
$15.00 after 12:00 am January 26
$5.00 Earlybird rate before January 23


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