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Each year FETTI convenes in the Chicago area to host a world-class seminar on a broad range of environmental issues with nationally recognized speakers. At our seminar, professionals who are recognized experts in their fields offer informative and provocative programs to enhance our members’ understanding of the ever-changing environmental and toxic tort issues they face in their professions.
The National FETTI Annual Conference is September 27 – 29, 2023. All of the conference educational sessions are located in the Main Lounge of the Union League Club of Chicago (ULCC) at 65 W. Jackson Street in Chicago, Illinois. Additional reception events are held elsewhere within the ULCC and at other nearby Chicago destinations.
Call the ULCC (312) 427-7800 and reference the FETTI Conference to receive a special rate. There is a limited number of rooms so book early!
How do I register and pay for this year’s FETTI conference? What if I am a sponsor? A speaker?
If you choose to pay by check, pick Register Online & Mail Check to register online and then send a check or money order made out to “The National Forum for Environmental and Toxic Tort Issues” to:
c/o Anthony Goldner
Wilson Elser 55 West Monroe
Chicago, IL 60602
Insurance company representatives and in-house counsel pay $150.00 per person. All others pay $400.00 per person. For our out-of-towners, don’t forget to complete the registration process by reserving a room at the Union League Club of Chicago. Mention the FETTI Conference to get our special rate!
SPONSOR NOTE: Attendees are included with Corporate Sponsorship this year (4 for Platinum, 3 for Gold, 2 for Silver and 1 for Bronze). Click here if you wish to sponsor this year’s conference.
SPEAKER NOTE: If you are selected as a speaker, click here to register.
Who should attend this year’s FETTI conference?
FETTI’s audience generally consists of insurance professionals, attorneys and supporting consultants. FETTI is designed to provide environmental insurance industry professionals with updates and education on the latest trends associated with environmental and toxic tort issues. Our conference provides continuing education units (CEUs) and continuing legal education (CLE) credits for insurance representatives and counsel, respectively.
Can my company sponsor FETTI’s conference?
How do I get CE and/or CLE for FETTI?
The conference is typically approved for 10-12 CE/CLE credit hours depending on the state. You sign up at the conference for CE and CLE. CE and CLE certificates are issued by Perrin Conferences typically about 2 months after the conference ends. If you have questions or need assistance with CE or CLE, contact Bonnie Lambiase at email@example.com.
Can I speak at a FETTI conference?
Yes! Following each year’s conference, the FETTI board will post a speaker application on our website, http://www.fetti.org. The deadline for completing the application is around April 1st, and speaker slots are typically awarded in May.
How do I contact a Board Member?
Each of FETTI Board member’s contact information is provided in the web page bios listed below.
The Annual FETTI Conference provides Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for insurance claims handlers, Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits for attorneys and networking opportunities for vendors in an elegant Downtown Chicago setting.
FETTI ANNUAL CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
Wednesday, September 27, 2023
|5:00 – 7:00 pm||Networking Reception|
Thursday, September 28, 2023
|7:00 – 8:00 am||Continental Breakfast|
|7:50 – 8:00 am||Opening Remarks|
|8:00 – 8:30 am
|Coverage Law Update
Plunkett Cooney, PC
Bloomfield Hills, MI
|8:30 – 9:15 am||Environmental Justice Considerations Affecting
Environmental Requirements and Costs
|9:15 – 10:00 am||Ethical Considerations in Litigation Funding
Rivkin Radler LLP
|10:00 – 10:15 am||Break|
|10:15 –11:00 am||Ethylene Oxide: Examining the Science & Regulations Driving EtO Litigation
Roux Associates, Inc.
|11:00 –11:45 pm||Cancer Cluster
Maron Marvel Bradley Anderson & Tardy LLC
Jersey City, NJ
|11:45 – 12:15 pm||Climate Change Claims: From CO2 to CGL
Clyde & Co US LLP
|12:15 – 1:00 pm||Lunch|
|1:00 – 1:45 pm||PFAS: What Moves Do You Make in a Universe of Uncertainty?
MG+M The Law Firm
|1:45 – 2:15 pm||The Spreading, Fate, and Implications of Wastewater-Derived Emerging Contaminants in Our Food and Water Systems
||Jase Hixson, Ph.D.
August Mack Environmental, Inc.
|2:15 – 3:00 pm||A Judicial Perspective on Mass Tort Litigation
||Judge Elizabeth McWilliams
Cook County Circuit Court Judge
|Boarding between 3:30 – 4:00 pm
Departs at 4:00 pm
Returns at 6:00 pm
|FETTI ODYSSEY RIVER CRUISE RECEPTION
455 N Cityfront Plaza Drive, Chicago
(Business Casual Attire)
Friday, September 29, 2023
|7:00 – 8:00 am||Continental Breakfast|
|8:00 – 8:45 am||Asbestos Litigation: Over-Naming, Trust Transparency and Other Developments
||Mark A. Behrens
Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP
Mary Margaret Gay
|8:45 – 9:15 am||The Tale of Two Costs: Are Environmental RI/FS Costs Defense or Indemnity?
||Jessica La Londe
Duane Morris LLP
San Francisco, CA
|9:15 – 10:00 am||Going off the Rails
Rawle & Henderson LLP
|10:00 – 10:15 am||Break|
|10:15 – 10:45 am||When It Rains It Pours…Mold, Stormwater and Sediment Runoff Claims During Construction
The Vertex Companies LLC
|10:45 – 11:15 am||Are the Wat(t)ers Receding? WOTUS After Sackett
|11:15 –11:45 pm||Emerging Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) Coverage Issues and Regulations
Hinkhouse Williams Walsh LLP
|11:45 –12:15 pm||Formaldehyde the Next Massive Environmental Concern
|12:30 pm – 1:00 pm||Business Meeting|
|All times listed above are CDT.
The Union League Club is an elegant experience. All club members and their guests are asked to dress appropriately.
A relaxed, well-dressed look described as ‘Smart Casual’ is welcomed throughout the club. Smart Casual may include jeans, denim, and collar-less shirts. Smart Casual attire or better is permitted throughout the Clubhouse with the following exception:
Individual Event dress code will be defined by each event (e.g. black tie, white tie, Business, casual, etc.). Event notices will contain dress code requirements. If no dress code is stated, the expected attire by default is “Smart Casual.”
The conference is typically approved for 10-12 CE/CLE credit hours depending on the state.
“FETTI is an affordable national conference featuring world class experts in the fields of environmental and toxic torts. From my first conference in 2005, I learned so much and made life-long friendships. I feel fortunate to be able to give back to FETTI by helping organize this year’s conference. Please join us this year to celebrate FETTI’s twenty-sixth anniversary aboard the Odyssey Chicago River.”
“The FETTI organization continues to be on the cutting edge every year with the wonderful topics and esteemed speakers that present at the annual conference.”
“The FETTI conference provides a high quality setting to expand my professional network, enhance lasting relationships and to interact with forward thinking leaders in the industry.”
“The National FETTI Conference provides a terrific exchange of ideas for people engaged in the insurance, legal and technical aspects of environmental matters.”
“The annual FETTI conference provides outstanding speakers and content on important legal issues so attorneys, insurers and other risk professionals are up to speed on the latest emerging litigation trends.”
“I have attended numerous Fetti conferences and have learned something new every time. Knowledge gained maybe legal, science and other. Need not forget the excellent opportunity to mix and mingle with carriers attorneys and experts.”