Webinar: The intersection of eDiscovery and insurance claims

How insurers can help clients control costs while achieving better, faster results

Live broadcast held Sept. 30, 2020 Event is complete Your Desk!

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When it comes to controlling costs, no one likes surprises.

In today’s increasingly complex world, with ever changing (and exploding!) data sources and evolving technologies, a shift in mindset can help insurers obtain the best results for their clients.

Join our panel discussion that includes a top insurance broker, a leading insurer, a defense counsel and an Epiq technologist as they discuss challenges and remedies related to today’s insurance litigation and claims investigation processes.

What's in it for you:

  • An understanding of new and exploding data sources related to eDiscovery
  • A view of new technologies that aid in creating a realistic view of each matter, helping to eliminate surprises
  • New strategies for how to approach end-to-end eDiscovery processes to gain the best results and reduce overall costs


Brian Weiss

Head of the Claims & Legal Group
Head of Thought & Product Leadership
Willis Towers Watson

Brian is head of the Financial & Executive (FINEX) Claims & Legal Group for North America, specializing in directors and officers, cyber, employment practices liability, fiduciary liability, crime and professional liability coverages for the firm’s financial institution and commercial clients.  Brian oversees all financial lines claims in North America.  Brian has built an extensive network among clients, senior underwriting executives, claims executives, as well as securities and coverage attorneys.  Brian leads the claims team in maximizing insurance recovery for clients through thoughtful and strategic claims advocacy.  

In addition, as head of the Thought & Product Leadership team, Brian works with some of the firm’s largest clients to manuscript policies with state-of-the-art coverage. His team also regularly produces client alerts highlighting the latest insurance claim and legal trends.  

Brian received a BA degree from the State University of New York at Albany, and a Juris Doctor degree from St. John’s University School of Law, graduating cum laude.

Jonathan S. Weber

Vice President, Claims Optimization, Chubb

Jonathan has responsibility for Chubb’s Litigation Management process, which includes managing relationships with law firms and litigation support vendors in North America for Chubb’s Claims and corporate legal departments.  He also has global responsibility for Chubb’s electronic billing system, T360, the tool used by the organization to operationalize the corporation’s legal and non-legal panel management process.  His team also is responsible for analyzing and reporting on the company’s legal spend to the corporation’s leadership.  Jonathan joined the company in 2007 after 13 years with AIG, where he worked in various claim and management capacities in fidelity bond, E&O and D&O claims.

Jonathan obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis and later a JD and MBA from The National Law Center at George Washington University.

Brian E. Middlebrook

Partner, Gordon & Rees

Brian Middlebrook is a partner in the New York office of Gordon & Rees and co-chair of the firm’s Privacy, Data & Cybersecurity group. His practice focuses on cybersecurity, technology and media litigation, as well as professional liability and complex commercial litigation.  He also regularly advises clients on data privacy and cybersecurity incident response. He represents a broad range of clients, including individuals, insurance agents and brokers, attorneys, accountants, corporations, directors and officers, health care facilities, manufacturers, retailers, insurance carriers, and municipalities against claims of civil liability in state and federal courts in New York and throughout the United States.

Brian received a BA degree from Binghamton University, graduating magna cum laude, and a Juris Doctor degree from American University, Washington College of Law, graduating with honors.

Emily Small

Senior Consultant, Analytics & Advanced Technologies, Epiq

Emily partners with clients to leverage analytics tools, institutional knowledge, and substantive case knowledge in creative workflows that result in efficient, cost-effective, defensible, and quality work products. Additionally, she provides clients with bespoke trainings and documentation, with a focus on analytics products, processes, and best practices. Before transitioning to the Technology Assisted Review (TAR) Team, Emily joined Epiq as a Case Manager, where she developed and managed eDiscovery enterprise programs for global corporate clients.

Emily holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston University and a Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center. She is a member of the Massachusetts State Bar.

Scott Hipsman, moderator

Director, Solution Architects, Epiq

Scott Hipsman works jointly with various groups within the Epiq organization including sales, client services and operations to define requirements and guide client projects to the most efficient technology and workflow solutions. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the eDiscovery industry including roles in client services, product development and consulting. Throughout his tenure at Epiq he has worked with several Fortune 500 corporations and many of the law firms listed in the NLJ 250 both in the management of litigation matters and also with various research and development projects aimed at reducing cost, risk and complexity of eDiscovery for those organizations.  Scott has also worked extensively with most of Epiq’s insurance carrier clients building systematic programs for them in order to help manage eDiscovery issues related to claims and direct matters.

Scott received his bachelor’s degree with a focus on Computer Information Systems from Bryant University. Additionally, he has received certifications in Relativity, Brainspace, Everlaw and a variety of other eDiscovery technology platforms. Scott won Epiq’s Solution Architect of the Year award for 2011, 2012 and 2013 and went on to become director of the Solution Architect team in 2016.

Larry Brown, introductory comments

Managing Director, Insurance Practice Lead, Epiq

Larry Brown is the Managing Director of the Insurance Practice at Epiq.  He is based out of the New York, New York office.  He has over 20 years of experience in the legal services industry, specializing in technology consulting for corporate insurance carrier/broker legal departments, its insureds and AmLaw 200 law firms.  He has developed customized programs for insurers to help with innovative workflows related to the significant amounts of data associated with litigation.  He routinely consults with key legal and insurance executives on a national basis related to these programs to help manage their legal spend cost reduction and streamlined efficiencies. He has provided case consulting, professional services and technology solutions for hundreds of matters over the years. In recent years, Mr. Brown has helped to lead the cybersecurity response team at Epiq providing the programmatic searching, analytics and manual document review needs specific to business email compromises. 

Larry earned his Bachelors of Science in Commerce with special attainments in Finance and Information Technology from Washington and Lee University.


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