2017 SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT UPDATE

Rimkus Consulting Group is pleased to announce that our professional consulting staff is presenting a number of continuing education seminars across the country. These definitive lectures embrace a variety of topics focusing on forensic investigations to help meet the continuing education needs of risk managers, attorneys, and claims professionals.

National Events

ALFA Product Liability and Complex Torts Practice Group Seminar
October 4, 2017– Goleta, California

"Beyond the Smart Phone" presented by Dirk E. Smith, PhD, PE, Senior Vice President, Forensic Division, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc., Robert M. Scates, PhD, Principal Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc., Robert F. Chapski, Lewis Thomason, PC, Jennifer Rosemark, Honeywell International, Inc. Sheila Kerwin, Nilan Johnson Lewis.

The American Law Firm Association (ALFA) Product Liability and Complex Torts Practice Group Seminar is a two-day program that will include three general sessions and six breakout sessions. Sessions will consist of speakers covering topics such as; class actions, crisis communication, innovation investigative technologies, product cyber-hacking, and more. Click here for more information.

Risk Management Summit

October 15, 2017 – Las Vegas, Nevada

“Lessons Learned from Claims Investigations" presented by Jonathan E. Higgins, PE, LEED®AP, Chief Operating Officer, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

The Risk Management Summit aims to present small and middle market companies with ideas, concepts and products that will facilitate innovation, success and transformation.
Click here for more information.

CLM Southeast Conference
November 2, 2017– Atlanta, Georgia

"Environmental Cost Recovery Actions and Spill Litigation - Keys to Success in Overcoming Challenges facing Insurers and Insureds" presented by Philip Watters, MBA, PE, LEED®AP, Senior Vice President, Environmental and Energy, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

The Claims Litigation Management Southeast Conference (CLM) offers sessions in six tracks: Environmental, Insurance Fraud, Municipal Law, Property, Subrogation, and Claims/Litigation Management. Click here for more information.

International Battery Safety Conference
November 3, 2017 – Arlington, Virginia

“Myth Busting Battery Fire Investigation" presented by Joe Nowikowski, PE, CFEI, Electrical Division Manager, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

The International Battery Safety Conference is a two-day conference that will integrate and implement Lithium Battery safety to meet ever-increasing energy demands. Speakers will cover topics such as Advanced Battery Safety Diagnostics, Mitigating the Risk of Thermal Runaway, and Engineering Safety with Chemistry and Materials. Click here for more information.

NASP Annual Conference
November 5, 2017 – Austin, Texas
"Remember the Alamo: A Step by Step Process for Corralling the Large Loss Scene Inspection" presented by Nicholas J. Olson, AAS, IAAI, CFI, NAFI, CFEI, Fire Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

"Evaluating the Broadening Use of Legal Marijuana Related to Workers Compensation" presented Carla J. Kinslow, PhD, Principal Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

The National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP) Annual Conference features daily keynote speakers, followed by two days of more than 60 sessions being presented by over 100 industry professionals. The presentations will span the subrogation topics of Auto, General, Healthcare, Management, Product Liability, and Worker's Compensation. Click here for more information.

Regional Events

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. Madison CE Fall Symposium

September 28, 2017– Madison, Wisconsin

"Safe Place and Premises Liability" presented by Alan Ray, Esq., Borgelt, Powell, Peterson & Frauen.

"Premises Liability" presented by Stephen M. Kleps, PhD, PE, Senior Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

"Fundamentals of Placing Reinforced Concrete" presented by Thomas M. Kosanda, PE, Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

"Explosion Analysis" presented by Juan C. Ramirez, PhD, PE, Principal Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. 

"The Science of Human Factors" presented by Farheen S. Khan, PhD, Director, Human Factors, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

"Investigations of Accidents in the Chemical Industry: Spills, Fires, Explosions, Oh My!" presented by Andrew R. Carpenter, PE, Principal Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

Rimkus' Madison CE Fall Symposium is a one-day seminar that will feature topics on premises liability, human factors, explosion analysis and more. A total of 6 hours of Oklahoma, Texas, and Wyoming CE credits were submitted for approval. This seminar is provided free of charge and lunch is included. Click here for more information.

World Waterpark Association Annual Symposium and Trade Show
October 16, 2017 - West Palm Beach, Florida

"What's in the Water? Avoiding Recreational Water Illnesses" presented by Allison L. Stock, PhD, MPH, Principal Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. and Gaylee W. Gillim, Esq., Kentucky Kingdom.

The World Waterpark Association Annual Symposium & Trade Show ​hosts their 37th trade show covering a variety of topics including; several courses and workshops to become certified pool operators, American Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructors, and Aquatic Facility Operators. Topics such as avoiding recreational water illnesses, resilience training and the best practices for waterparks under The Americans with Disabilities Act will be discussed. Click here for more information.

NJSIA Annual Seminar
October 17, 2017 - Atlantic City, New Jersey

"Reported Damage...Or Is It?" presented by Benjamin T. Irwin, PE, LEED®AP, Principal Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

The New Jersey Special Investigators Association, Inc. (NJSIA) ​will provide workshops that will offer training hours for Special Investigation Unit and Claims personnel. Courses in detection, prevention, investigation and prosecution of insurance fraud will be presented. Click here for more information.

NRRDA Lighthouse Seminar
October 19, 2017– Dallas, Texas

"Understanding and Managing Parking Lot Exposures" presented by Brett M. Bollinger, Esq., Zaunbrecher Treadaway Bollinger, LLC, Christopher R. Grubbs, PE, LEED®AP, CXLT, Vice President, Western Region, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc., and J. Stephen Deig, CPSI, CSRM, Liberty Mutual Insurance.

"Hey...Put the Beer and Brownie Down!...You Are Wasted! What's New on Medical Marijuana and Dram Shop" presented by Carla J. Kinslow, PhD, Principal Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc., Nick Lanza, Lanza Law Firm, PC and Alan C. Nash, Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin.

"Lithium Batteries and Litigation Tied to Use with e-cigarettes, toys, drones, and hover boards" presented by Samuel L. Sharpless, PE, CFEI, Vice President, Electrical Division, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. and G. Jefferey Vernis, Esq., Vernis & Bowling.

"Don't Burn Through Your Hard Earned Money. Clearing the Air on Restaurant Ventilation and Fire Suppression Systems (and What to Do if Things Go Wrong" presented by Scott Dieter, CFE, Zurich North America, Carla Hammers, Brinker International, Paul G. Phillips, PE, LEED®AP, BD+C, MEP Division Manager, Principal Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. and Charlene C. Poblete Wicker Smith, Jacksonville.

The National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association (NRRDA) Lighthouse Seminar will provide attendees with the opportunity to attend retail and restaurant educational sessions. Click here for more information.

Webinars

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. CE and CLE Webinar
October 18, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CDT
"Structural Fire Analysis" presented by Thomas W. Young, IAAI, CFI, CFEI, CFII, Vice President, Fire Division,Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. Structural Fire Analysis Webinar will feature a one hour course on Structural Fire Analysis. CE Credit will be offered for Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Texas. CLE credit will be offered for Texas (928008992). Colorado and Florida are currently pending. Click hereto register. 

Recent Presentations

CLM Greater Houston Chapter Education and Networking Event
September 14, 2017 - Houston, Texas
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"Anatomy of a Truck Wreck Claim"
presented by Dale R. King, PI, Senior Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc., Michael A. K. Liebschner, PhD, Senior Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc., William Bush, Attorney, Bush & Ramirez, PLLC and Dionne Quiachon, Attorney, Bush & Ramirez, PLLC.
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The Claims Litigation Management (CLM) Greater Houston Chapter Education and Networking Event hosted a seminar that examined the Anatomy of A Truck Wreck Claim. From the assessment of the accident through the onset of a claim, through the investigation process and then finally, through the trial of the case. The Anatomy of a Truck Wreck Claim provided insight and an overview on these critical issues. Click herefor more information.

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. CE and CLE Webinar
September 20, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CDT

"Evaluating Warnings: When Do They Work?" presented by Farheen S. Khan, PhD, Director, Human Factors, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. Evaluating Warnings: When Do They Work? Webinar provided an understanding of the purpose of warnings, types of warnings, design of warnings, compliance and testing related to warnings, warnings research and discussed arguments presented in common warnings matters. Please visit our website for details on upcoming webinars or contact ce@rimkus.com.

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. Vehicle Crash Seminar
September 26, 2017 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

"Human Biomechanics in Low-Speed" presented by Dr. Lee R. Waite, PhD, PE, Senior Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

"Analyzing Damage & CDR Data" presented by Tracie C. Eckstein, BS, Senior Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. hosted the Vehicle Crash Seminar that featured a live, low speed crash demonstration as well as presentations on Human Biomechanics and CDR Data. A total of 2 Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas CE credits were offered as well as 2 Pennsylvania and West Virginia CLE credits. Please visit our website for details on upcoming seminars or contact ce@rimkus.com.

The Third Annual Retail Claims Webinar

September 27, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

"Handling Shelving Claims: What to Know and What to Look For" presented by Benjamin T. Irwin, PE, LEED®AP, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. and Farheen S. Khan, PhD, Director, Human Factors, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

"Use of Social Media to Investigate and Evaluate Your Claim: An Update on New Technology" presented by Chris Blain, Esq., and Ryan Sainz, Esq. of Vernis & Bowling.

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. and Vernis & Bowling hosted the Third Annual Retail Claims Webinar which featured two 1 hour continuing education courses and offered credit in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Texas. Please contact Michael Manley (mrm@rimkus.com) if you would like to be added to next year's invitation list.