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Speakers

Kristina Alexander – Sioli, Alexander, Pino

            Ms. Alexander is a shareholder with Sioli Alexander Pino, having gained vast experience as a senior associate at her prior firm. As a senior associate, Ms. Alexander became skilled in litigating cases from conception to final disposition. Ms. Alexander practices civil litigation, as well as admiralty/maritime and complex workers' compensation claims spanning over a myriad of jurisdictions. Ms. Alexander also served as Vice Justice of Phi Alpha Delta (Law Fraternity), was a Member-Candidate for Law Review, a Competitor in the Burton D. Wechsler First Amendment Moot Court Competition in Washington, D.C. and was awarded Book Awards for receiving the best grade in Torts I; Corporations; Family Law and International Entertainment Law.

 

Shaun Aulita, M.A., CRC, CLCP – Labor Management Services, Inc.

            Shaun Aulita began her career 30 years ago as a maritime claims specialist, handling USL&H, Jones Act and P&I matters for employers around the globe.  Her mission as a vocational specialist and life care planner is to offer an objective product through experience and credible methods, using methodology based on published standards.  This includes evaluation of an individual’s earning ability, or the analysis of the needs of an individual with a disability.

 

Robert Bamdas – Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea & BenMaier P.L.L.C.

            Robert L. Bamdas is the managing Partner in the firm’s Boca Raton, Florida office. He focuses his practice on the defense of claims arising under the Longshore and Harbor Act, Defense Base Act (DBA), NFIA, and OSCLA, Marine injury claims including defending passenger claims and Jones Act matters, 905(b) claims, marine and general subrogation matters as well as claims in general admiralty law, transportation law and general liability matters. He has successfully litigated numerous cases before corresponding tribunals and handled various appellate matters. Robert is an “AV” rated attorney, a prestigious honor that identifies a lawyer with very high preeminent legal ability and is a reflection upon the lawyer’s experience, expertise, integrity and overall professional excellence.

 

Beth Bernstein – Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett LLC

            Member Beth Bernstein’s practice focuses on the defense of employers and insurance carriers under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, Defense Base Act, War Hazards Compensation Act, and Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Act. She represents national insurance companies, the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, and local marine brokers. As supported by the peer honors she has received, including Super Lawyers Rising Star and New Orleans Magazine Top Lawyers, Beth has developed a reputation as one of the top attorneys in workers’ compensation law.

 

Andrew Blauert – Labor Management Services, Inc.

            Andrew Blauert is the Vice President and a founding executive of Labor Management Services, Inc., a nationwide medical and vocational management company providing innovative medical-legal services to the workers’ compensation industry.  On a day-to-day basis, Andrew oversees the company’s product offerings, 2000 medical experts, local team, and industry outreach. His unique experience with both workers’ compensation claims management and medical-legal forensics allows him to offer an informed and multi-faceted approach to problem solving for clients spanning an array of industries and practices.

Dylan Bury – Labor Management Services, Inc.

            Dylan Bury is a Medical Legal Programs Analyst with Labor Management Services, Inc. He is responsible for managing Independent Medical Evaluation and Vocational Rehabilitation cases from referral to completion as well as vetting and onboarding the company’s panel of forensic experts.  He has gained a wide array of experience assisting carriers and their legal representatives with high exposure claims and complicated medical-legal scenarios. 

 

Steve Capace – Willis Towers Watson

            Steve Capace is an Executive Vice President in the Government Contracting Practice for Willis Towers Watson in the Metro DC Office.  Steve specializes in helping his clients understand and mitigate the unique risks in the Government Contractor, Aerospace and Defense industries. Steve has broad business knowledge and experience with a unique background in domestic and international business, legal, risk and crisis management, finance, regulatory and general corporate matters. Steve has been at Willis Towers Watson for eight years and is one of the co-founders and leaders of Willis Towers Watson’s Government Contractor Practice Group.  

 

Keith Flicker – Flicker, Garelick & Associates, LLP

            Keith L. Flicker founded the firm of Flicker, Garelick & Associates, LLP, focusing on the insurance, marine and intermodal transportation industries with a concentration on the defense of carriers and employers with exposures under the Defense Base Act ("DBA") and related statutes.  He is a member of the New York and New Jersey bars, and is admitted to practice before the state and federal courts of those jurisdictions. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Sixth, Ninth and Federal Circuits and the United States Supreme Court.  As senior trial counsel and advisor to many of the federal compensation industry's leading corporations, Mr. Flicker has tried hundreds of cases before the administrative bodies and courts that are charged with the judicial resolution of DBA and longshore claims.

 

Richard Garelick – Flicker, Garelick & Associates, LLP

            Richard L. Garelick has been affiliated with Flicker, Garelick & Associates, LLP since it was founded in 1985. He became a principal of and name partner in the firm in 1994. His national practice focuses on the defense of claims arising under the Defense Base Act ("DBA"), the Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentalities Act and the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act. Mr. Garelick's work in DBA and Nonappropriated Fund cases includes the prosecution of the claims of employers and carriers for reimbursement under the War Hazards Compensation Act. He is admitted to practice before the state and federal bars in both New York and New Jersey, and he is authorized to practice throughout the nation before the United States Department of Labor's judicial and administrative tribunals.

 

Camille George, M.D. – Orthopedic Surgeon, Texas Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center

            Dr. Camille J. George specializes in sports medicine and general orthopedics, and utilizes state-of-the-art arthroscopic, microscopic, and minimally invasive open procedures.  Dr. George provides operative and non-operative treatments for both general orthopedic and sports medicine conditions to all age groups as well as in office physical therapy. He is a board certified orthopedic surgeon and a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.  Having treated athletes of all ages from little league to professional sports for nearly 20 years, Dr. George has garnered a wealth of experience in the field of sports medicine. He has worked with the medical team of physicians for the Houston Energy, Houston Cyclones, Houston Rockets and the former Houston Oilers.

 

Angela Kirby – Willis Towers Watson

            Angela is currently a Risk Control and Claim Advocacy Practice DBA Team Leader. From 2008-2015 Angela worked for Zurich North American as the Federal Team Manager. She was responsible for the management of the Federal Team handling Defense Base Act, Longshore, Foreign Voluntary, Maritime, and Jones Act Claims. She worked extensively on litigated claims and is an expert in mediation strategy, jurisdiction determination, and claim closure resolution. She was instrumental in developing service level agreements with industry partners to reduce overall expense costs. Angela also worked closely with the Department of Labor (DOL) National office and District Directors to develop action plans to assure DOL requirements were exceeded. 

 

Scott MacInnes – Laughlin, Falbo, Levy & Moresi

            Scott R. MacInnes is an Associate Attorney in the San Diego office of LFLM. He joined the firm in 2013, and practices defense of claims under the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, Defense Base Act, War Hazards, Compensation Act, Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentalities Act and outer Continental Shelf Lands Act. Mr. MacInnes’ practice also includes matters involving subrogation. Mr. MacInnes received his undergraduate degree from the University of San Diego. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law.

 

Robert Popich – Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett LLC

            Rob Popich is highly experienced in defending claims arising under the Longshore Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and Defense Base Act as well as in maritime and asbestos litigation. As supported by his Super Lawyers Rising Star peer honor, Rob has developed a reputation as a skilled litigation attorney in workers’ compensation law. He has successfully tried cases before the Office of Administrative Law Judges and has developed the resources, experts, and methods to resolve his clients’ issues favorably.

 

MaryRose Cusimano Reaston, Ph.D. – Emerge Diagnostics

            MaryRose Cusimano Reaston, Ph.D. is the chief scientific officer and founder of Emerge Diagnostics. She developed the Electrodiagnostic Functional Assessment (EFA), is a noted author on the technology, and serves as an expert witness in the field. Dr. Cusimano Reaston was awarded Risk & Insurance’s Risk Innovator of the Year for 2012, as well as a Liberty Mutual Responsibility Leader in Workers’ Compensation. She received her Ph.D. from Sierra College and her B.A. from University of California, Los Angeles. 

 

Frank Sioli – Sioli, Alexander, Pino

            Frank Sioli has been practicing in the Admiralty/Maritime, Insurance, and Commercial Transactions-Litigation fields for over 20 years.  Mr. Sioli has also earned the distinction of being Board Certified in Admiralty & Maritime Law. Mr. Sioli is also one of the few lawyers in Florida who has tried cases to verdict in the Criminal, State Workers' Compensation, Longshore Workers' Compensation, and Civil Litigation venues. This versatility allows him to employ successful litigation strategies from one litigation forum to another.  He is admitted to practice in the State of Florida, United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida.

 

Brad Soshea – Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea & BenMaier P.L.L.C.

            Brad Soshea is a Partner in the firm's Houston office, focusing his practice on the defense of liability claims, Particularly Admiralty and Maritime claims brought under General Maritime law, the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, the Defense Base Act (DBA) and the Jones Act.  In addition to his ongoing success litigating cases in administrative tribunals and on appeal, Brad actively serves as a consultant to maritime employers and insurance carriers, and is a mediator for Maritime, DBA, and liability claims. Brad is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible peer ranking. ​​​

 

Jonathan Tweedy – Browns Sims

            Jonathan Tweedy’s work predominately focuses on defending his clients involved in various claims and disputes arising under general maritime law, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, the Jones Act, the Defense Base Act, the Outer Continental Shelf and Lands Act, the Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentalities Act, and the laws of the state of Louisiana. Prior to joining Brown Sims, Mr. Tweedy served a two-year federal clerkship with the United States Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges. He is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts of Louisiana, the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Since 2012, Mr. Tweedy has been recognized as a Rising Star of Louisiana by Super Lawyers. Since joining Brown Sims, he has presented at various conferences and has published several articles focusing on his practice areas.

 

Simone Yoder – Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett LLC

            Associate Simone H. Yoder’s practice focuses on the defense of employers and national insurance carriers for claims arising under Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, Defense Base Act and Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Act. As supported by the peer recognition she has received, including Louisiana Super Lawyers Rising Stars and New Orleans Magazine Top Lawyers, Simone has developed a reputation as a skilled attorney in workers’ compensation law. She has successfully argued motions and participated in conferences and hearings before the Department of Labor in both state and longshore matters, and also before District Court Judges throughout Louisiana. She is admitted to practice in all Louisiana State District Courts, Courts of Appeal and the Louisiana Supreme Court.

 

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