The Opioid Epidemic: A Discussion of Current Litigation and Insurance Coverage Issues


Title: The Opioid Epidemic: A Discussion of Current Litigation and Insurance Coverage Issues
Date & Time: Thursday, April 4th from 12:00 – 1:15 pm ET / 11:00 am – 12:15 pm CT
Location: Live online webinar
Continuing education: 1.5 NYCLE, Approved for initial certification and recertification
Webinar Panel: Amy Kallal, Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass LLP and Marcy Oren, AXA XL
(Learn more about the panel below.)

Course Description

The webinar will provide an overview of what opioids are, current statistics regarding use, overdose, addiction, costs, etc., how the current epidemic came about and why it’s so far-reaching, current legislative actions attempting to curb the use/sale of opioids, the claims and relief sought by governments in lawsuits against “Big Pharma” and specifically the Multi-District Litigation pending in Ohio, and an analysis of insurance coverage case law in the CGL space, as well as issues relating to other lines of business (D&O, Professional Liability, and Workers’ Compensation). Some reinsurance issues will be briefly discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  • To provide attendees with current information about litigation and insurance coverage issues relating to the opioid epidemic.

Registration Information

Members Non-Members
$180 $250

Registration: Register today! Please contact the ARIAS team at or call 703-574-4087, for last minute registrations.

Refund/Cancellation Policy: The cutoff date for a full refund of the webinar registration is Monday, February 18th.   Failure to cancel by this date will result in forfeiture of the entire registration fee.

Questions? For questions about this seminar, please contact or call 703-574-4087.

Meet the Panel

Amy Kallal
Partner, Mound Cotton

Amy J. Kallal is a partner at Mound Cotton and has over twenty years of experience in all aspects of complex reinsurance litigation and arbitration as well as third-party direct insurance coverage disputes. She has successfully arbitrated dozens of cases to final award and has also litigated cases in numerous state and federal courts.



Marcy Oren
Head of Casualty and Workers Compensation Reinsurance Claims, AXA XL

Marcy is a manager in AXA XL’s reinsurance claim department. Marcy has extensive experience managing complex reinsurance claims in nearly all lines of business.  Prior to AXA XL, she worked at the New York law firm of Mendes & Mount representing London reinsurers and in the Hong Kong office of Marsh as a placing and claims broker for all financial and professional lines.  Marcy received a BSBA from Washington University in St. Louis and a law degree from Fordham Law School.

Continuing Education

ARIAS•U.S. Arbitrator Certification:
This webinar is eligible for 1/3 of a credit toward initial certification or renewal. For certification candidates, attendance at three live webinars will provide one credit toward Option C requirements. For ARIAS·U.S. Certified Arbitrators, attendance at three live webinars will satisfy the seminar attendance requirement for renewal. Click here for more information.

CLE Credit: ARIAS·U.S. is an accredited provider of New York State Continuing Legal Education training – 1.5 CLE credits are available to those who attend this webinar; all credits are for areas of professional practice.

Financial Hardship Policy

Financial Hardship Policy Statement: As required by the New York and Illinois CLE Boards, if a member of the state’s bar would like to attend an ARIAS•U.S. conference, but finds that he or she would incur a financial hardship by doing so, an application for waiver of the attendance fee may be made to the Board of Directors of ARIAS•U.S. Such application would be held in strict confidence.