MSC Partner Douglas McIntosh recently organized and co-chaired the American College of Coverage Counsel’s (“ACCC”) 2019 Insurance Law Symposium entitled “Insurer Bad Faith: Best Practices and Litigation Trends.” The Symposium was hosted at the Shepard Broad College of Law at Nova Southeastern University on Friday, November 1, 2019.
The day-long legal symposium brought together elected Fellows of the ACCC from around the country, representing both policyholders and the insurance industry addressing many cutting edge legal decisions and trends. Likewise, the well-attended event had visitors from around the country who came to participate in the Symposium and to learn from insurance coverage experts and litigators.
The American College of Coverage Counsel (ACCC), established in 2012, is the preeminent association of U.S. and Canadian lawyers who represent the interests of insurers and policyholders. The ACCC’s mission is to advance the creative, ethical and efficient resolution of insurance coverage and extracontractual disputes; to enhance the civility and quality of the practice of insurance law; to provide peer-reviewed scholarship; and to improve the relationships among the members of the profession.
The ACCC focuses on educating all sectors involved in the field of insurance law – including the judiciary, legal and insurance professionals, law students and businesses – on cutting edge, emerging, and critical issues such as developing trends in insurance law and bad faith, trial practice and alternative dispute resolution, policy formation and claims handling. To this end, the ACCC holds an annual meeting with two days of topical programming, publishes scholarly papers, presents an annual insurance law symposium at a selected U.S. law school and sponsors a writing competition with the aim of encouraging law students to pursue a career in the challenging field of insurance law.
McIntosh has been an elected Fellow in the College since 2014. He serves the insurance industry in his coverage and bad faith practice, and testifies as an expert in bad faith litigation frequently.