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February 2018

Los Angeles Partner Debra Ellwood Meppen Featured Panelist at the 2018 PLUS Healthcare & Medical PL Symposium

Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani Litigation Partner and Chair of the Firm's National Labor and Employment Law practice, Debra Ellwood Meppen, will be a featured panelist in a presentation titled "Healthcare D&O/EPL" at the 2018 PLUS Healthcare & Medical PL Symposium on March 21, 2018 in Chicago. Ms. Meppen will join three other panelists Michael Blanchard, Partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Beth Strapp, Senior Vice President at Berkley Healthcare Financial Lines, and Trevor Weyland, Senior Vice President at Arthur J. Gallagher. 

Moderated by Kimberly Holmes, Esq., RPLU, Vice President of Healthcare/Cyber Liability, TDC Specialty Underwriters, the diverse group of panelists will focus on emerging theories of liability in the healthcare field.  Ms. Meppen will address cutting edge hot button employment issues on the horizon in the healthcare and medical field. 

The 2018 PLUS Healthcare & Medical PL Symposium will offer two days packed with educational sessions that feature thought-leaders in the Medical PL marketplace and focus on the hot topics shaping coverage for the years to come. The 2018 PLUS Symposium will be held at Loews Chicago Hotel from March 20-21, 2018.

For more information or to register, please click here.

Debra Ellwood Meppen represents employers and management in all aspects of Federal and California employment matters. She has an active employment litigation and counseling practice defending both private and public entities against claims of discrimination, retaliation, FMLA, wrongful termination, defamation and harassment claims.  In addition, Ms. Meppen has handled, and is currently handling, large scale class action litigation throughout California and nationwide.  Her client list encompasses numerous industries including Hospitality, Retail, Pharmaceutical, Medical, and Entertainment. Ms. Meppen has successfully handled all types of employment cases in both state and federal courts, as well as in administrative settings before the DFEH, EEOC, DLSE, and OSHA. She has tried numerous cases to successful verdict. She also heads the firm's Women's Initiative program and serves on its Diversity Committee.

Debra Ellwood Meppen