Subro Sessions

White and Williams Subro Sessions provides insights into the world of subrogation. You’ll hear from various lawyers in our subrogation department discussing the latest legal updates, news and trends as well as strategies for litigation, mediation and recovery. This podcast should not be construed as legal advice or legal opinion on any specific facts or circumstances. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. The contents are intended for general informational purposes only, and you are urged to consult a lawyer concerning your own situation with any specific legal question you may have.

  • Getting Control of an Accident Scene and Ensuring Evidence is Preserved
    5.21.24 | Hosted by Ryan A. Bennett, Melissa Kenney

    The newest episode of the Subro Sessions podcast, hosted by associates, Ryan Bennett and Melissa Kenney, is entitled “Getting Control of an Accident Scene and Ensuring Evidence is Preserved.” Ryan and Melissa discuss fire scene preservation and safeguarding evidence on water damage claims and in fire loss cases. They share three examples of scenarios in which acting fast, retaining proper investigators and evidence technicians can ensure that the client is in the best position to evaluate subrogation potential.

  • Investigating Residential Electrical Fires Part 2 - Arcing and Arc Mapping
    4.16.24 | Hosted by Matthew I. Ferrie

    Matthew Ferrie, Partner, is back again to host the newest episode of the Subro Sessions podcast. Bert Davis, Principal for Romauldi, Davidson, & Associates and BDA Engineering, joins Matt for the second episode on investigating residential electrical fires entitled, “Investigating Residential Electrical Fires Part II - Arcing and Arc Mapping.” Bert and Matt dive into arc mapping and how it assists in identifying the area of origin and fire spread in subrogation cases involving residential electrical fires.

  • Pursuing Claims Against Minors and Their Parents
    3.19.24 | Hosted by Christopher Konzelmann

    Chris Konzelmann, Partner, hosts the newest episode of the Subro Sessions podcast entitled: “Pursuing Claims Against Minors and Their Parents.” In this episode, Chris revisits a case and discusses the problems that may arise when #subrogation efforts are targeted towards children and their parents and whether either can be held responsible for tort claims.

  • Stop Suing Yourself: A Brief Discussion on the Anti-Subrogation Rule
    2.20.24 | Hosted by Katherine Q. Dempsey, Gus Sara

    The newest episode of the Subro Sessions podcast is out now. This episode is entitled, “Stop Suing Yourself: A Brief Discussion on the Anti-Subrogation Rule” and is hosted by Gus Sara, Partner, and Katherine Dempsey, Associate. Gus and Katherine share their expertise on the Anti-Subrogation Rule by discussing its history, purpose and how it applies in various states across the country.

  • Investigating Residential Electrical Fires – Part 1
    1.16.24 | Hosted by Matthew I. Ferrie

    Matt Ferrie, Partner, is returning to host the newest episode of Subro Sessions. This episode is the first part of a series entitled “Investigating Residential Electrical Fires.” Joining Matt is Bert Davis, Principal for Romauldi, Davidson & Associates and BDA Engineering. Matt and Bert address common misconceptions and factors to consider when investigating property damage subrogation cases in residential electrical fires.

  • Workers’ Compensation Subrogation - Tales by the Water Cooler: Part Two – We Got a New Claim, Now What?

    Brett Tishler, Partner, and Michael Abed, Associate, are back to host the newest episode of Subro Sessions. This is the second of a two-part podcast series, entitled “Workers’ Compensation Subrogation - Tales by the Water Cooler: Part II– We Got a New Claim, Now What?” Brett and Michael are joined again by a surprise guest, Rob Caplan, Partner, to discuss a new workers’ compensation subrogation case. Rob talks about a new loss and gives a critical look into the specifics into the investigation, experts, and other factors to determine if there is potential for recovery.

  • Workers’ Compensation Subrogation Tales by the Water Cooler: Part I – How to Handle a Case—AKA—What Are We Getting Ourselves Into?

    Brett Tishler, Partner, and Michael Abed, Associate, are back to host the newest episode of Subro Sessions. This is the first of a two-part podcast series, entitled “Workers’ Compensation Subrogation Tales by the Water Cooler: Part I – How to Handle a Case—AKA—What Are We Getting Ourselves Into?” Brett and Michael are joined by a special guest, Rob Caplan, Partner, to trade stories and discuss the many moving parts in workers’ compensation #subrogation—and the many moving parts to consider when dealing with a new claim in order to obtain a recovery. 

    Mark your calendar for Part 2, entitled: “Tales by the Water Cooler:  We Got a New Claim, Now What?” launching on Tuesday, December 19th.

  • Reading the Small Print: A Discussion of Contractual Impediments to Subrogation
    10.17.23 | Hosted by Joseph M. Kuffler, Gus Sara

    Gus Sara, Partner, and Joe Kuffler, Counsel, reunite to host another episode of SubroSessions, entitled, “Reading the Small Print: A Discussion of Contractual Impediments to Subrogation” to discuss common issues with contractual provisions. Subrogation professionals run into various contractual provisions, including subrogation waivers, limitation to liability and damages caps, accelerated statute of limitations, indemnification/hold harmless clauses, notices and pre-suit requirements and venue/forum clauses. Gus and Joe present relevant case scenarios and stress the importance of reading the small print and knowing what terms are enforceable. 

  • This Girl is on Fire: A Conversation with Senior Fire Investigator, Rachael Klein

    The newest episode of the Subro Sessions podcast is out now. This episode is hosted by Katherine Dempsey and Melissa Kenney who are joined by Rachael Klein, Senior Fire Investigator at EFI Global. Rachael discusses what the procedures are for fire investigators when they arrive at a loss site, detailing how she finds the area of origin by identifying fire effects and patterns, preserving the scene and if there is potential for subrogation.

  • Clock’s Ticking: Discussion on the Statute of Repose and its Impact on Subrogation
    8.15.23 | Hosted by Joseph M. Kuffler, Gus Sara

    The newest episode of the Subro Sessions podcast is out now. Hosted by Gus Sara, Partner, and Joseph Kuffler, Counsel, this episode tackles a part of the subrogation process that’s all about timing: the statute of repose. In the latest episode of Subro Sessions, these White and Williams professionals tackle the core principles and issues brought up by the statute of repose. Gus and Joe will define the statute of repose, explain it’s intended purpose and how it is applied, and use real-life examples from their experiences dealing with this topic.

  • Know Your Limits: An Intro to Statutes of Limitations
    7.18.23 | Hosted by David S. Huberman

    Listen to the newest episode of the Subro Sessions Podcast, Know Your Limits: An Intro to Statutes of Limitations by David Huberman and Kyle Rice. In the latest episode of Subro Sessions, these White and Williams professionals tackle the core principles and issues brought up by the statute of limitations. They briefly explain what statutes of limitations are and explain the best ways to view and handle statutes in the subrogation process. 

  • Subro Trauma Center: Part 2: A Long Way From Home - Pursuing Claims Against Foreign Entities
    6.20.23 | Hosted by Matthew I. Ferrie, Gus Sara, Lian Skaf

    Listen to the newest episode of the Subro Sessions podcast, Part 2: A Long Way From Home - Pursuing Claims Against Foreign Entities hosted by Gus Sara, Lian Skaf and Matthew Ferrie. Often, the presence of a foreign entity is seen as a dead end that could potentially result in a closed file. In this episode of Subro Sessions, Gus, Lian and Matt examine these types of files. They explore common factors to consider, the means of pursuit and laws that apply by using examples from their own experiences with foreign entities.

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