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The Tri-Partite Relationship

Presented by: Sid Degan and Mark DiGiovanni

Tuesday, September 22nd
12:00 PM EDT
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The tri-partite relationship is a relationship that exists among the insured, the insurer, and panel counsel in handling claims and litigation. While an attorney hired by an insurance company to defend an insured has an ethical and professional obligation to defend that insured, a relationship still exists with the insurer as well. This webinar focuses on the ethical implications of this relationship, with a discussion of selected ethics rules and case law to provide a better understanding of the obligations it puts upon insurers and attorneys.

Live Interactive Q&A – Bring/Submit Your Questions

Time will be reserved to answer specific questions from attendees and we encourage those in attendance to come with questions prepared. If you would like specific questions addressed, you are invited to submit questions in advance to Katie Bundyra at

About Sidney Degan

Sidney W. Degan, III is the managing partner of Degan, Blanchard & Nash. Mr. Degan received his undergraduate degree from the University of New Orleans and his Juris Doctor from Tulane University School of Law.

He is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Louisiana, the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits. Mr. Degan is a member of the Louisiana, New Orleans, Federal and American Bar Associations, Maritime Law Association of the United States, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, National Forum for Environmental & Toxic Tort Issues (“FETTI”), Professional Liability Defense Federation, Defense Research Institute, Inc., International Society of Primerus Law Firms, and CLM.

About Mark DiGiovanni

Mark DiGiovanni joined Global Indemnity Group, Inc. in April, 2008 in the position of Vice President Claims/Litigation Management where he is responsible for panel counsel and claims and litigation oversight throughout the country. Prior to joining Global Indemnity, he served as Claims Counsel for The Travelers overseeing major exposure litigation in Eastern Pennsylvania and New England. Before moving in house in 2007, Mr. DiGiovanni was an insurance defense attorney representing insurance companies and their insureds in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar and New Jersey Bar, and is admitted to practice in all Federal District and Appellate Courts in those jurisdictions. In addition, Mr. DiGiovanni is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. He is a graduate of Widener University and Widener University Law School. He resides in Wayne, PA with his wife and four children.

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