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Mark Shifton and Gary Strong to speak at CLM Conference in Boston


Next week, GL Partners Mark D. Shifton and Gary Strong will be speaking on separate panels at the 2018 Claims & Litigation Management Alliance’s Management and Professional Liability Conference. Mark’s program, Indecent Exposure: The Erosion of Privity and Expanding Design Professional Liability, will discuss the 2014 California Supreme Court case of Beacon Residential Community Association v. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, which abolished the traditional privity of contract requirement in actions against design professionals, and how courts are increasingly eroding the common-law rule, leading to expanded liability of design professionals. Gary’s program, Artificial Intelligence and the Practice of Law: What Does the Future Hold?, will discuss how artificial intelligence is changing the way the insurance industry underwrites and manages risks, and how the increasing use of artificial intelligence is likely to lead to an increase in cyber claims. Click here to view the details for this conference or to register.

Mark is a Partner in the Princeton, New Jersey and New York City offices of Gfeller Laurie LLP, where he represents owners, design professionals, and contractors in construction disputes, and advises and represents clients on sustainable development and “green” building issues. Mark currently serves as the Co-Vice Program Chair for the DRI’s Construction Law Committee, as well as the Co-Chair of the New Jersey Defense Association’s Construction Law Committee.

Gary is a Partner in the Princeton, New Jersey and New York City offices of Gfeller Laurie LLP, where he practices in the areas of construction litigation and professional malpractice defense, including the representation of design professionals, insurance brokers, real estate agents, lawyers, and accountants. Gary currently serves as the Editor of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Construction Law Journal.