The Wave of COVID-19 Litigation Nationally and Available Defenses
ASHRM CE Credit: 1.0
Domain: Claims & Litigation
As wave after wave of COVID-19 rolls across the nation, claims and litigation follow on its wake. The presenters are on the frontline of the national defense and will provide a comprehensive outline of the state-of-the art courts decisions, immunities and strategies.
Dylan Braverman is a Partner and Co-Chair of the Firm’s COVID-19 litigation team. The COVID-19 litigation team is a nationally recognized leader in defending against COVID-19 claims. Dylan and his team are lead counsel defending Municipalities, Health Systems, Nursing Homes and other professionals against COVID-19 claims throughout New York and the nation.
For over 20-years, Dylan has specialized in complex civil litigation, commercial litigation, insurance coverage and healthcare services. He has been awarded Super Lawyer designation since 20018, representing the top 5% of the attorneys in New York City. He prides himself on being among the hardest working and prepared attorneys in New York. He is extremely accessible to his clients, offering 24/7 service. He is a regular national lecturer, traveling to present to clients and at national conferences.
Dylan is regularly assigned lead trial attorney for professional liability, medical malpractice, nursing home/ aging services, D&O, labor/construction law, insurance/ coverage, products liability, cyber litigation, transportation litigation, real property and casualty claims. He serves as the Broker’s Agent for several overseas syndicates and monitoring counsel for excess insurers. While a regular in the New York Metro area courthouses, he is also sought out nationally for innovation and expertise in emerging areas of complex litigation, including COVID-19 related litigation, multidistrict litigation and class actions. Sample clients include Fortune 500 companies such as Coca-Cola, General Electric and AECOM, cutting edge medical device companies such as Medtronic, prominent Health Care Systems, Hospitals, Medical Centers and Physician Groups, national and specialty Insurers, the London Market, as well as major Universities, Municipalities and others.
Dylan is a licensed firefighter. He is a Board Member and former-President of the Associate of Healthcare Risk Managers of New York (“AHRMNY”). He is still intimately involved with his adopted home in Harlem, New York where he lived for almost 25-years. He currently lives in Westchester with his family, where he is a Division Coordinator and Coach of the local American Youth Soccer Organization. Dylan has traveled to every continent and visited dozens of countries.
Bruce F. Farber, M.D., is the Chief of the Karin and Dayton Brown Jr., Division of Infectious Diseases at Northwell Health. He is a Professor of Medicine at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. He has over 44 years of experience in the medical field and graduated from Northwestern University Medical School in 1976. He has been a driver of clinical innovation and clinical research in the field of Infectious Diseases. During the COVID19, pandemic he has been the thought leader for Northwell Health, creating policies and procedures around proper patient care and workforce safety. He has also been instrumental in instructing and guiding not only the health system, but other various national organizations.
Olga Kats-Chalfant is a divisional claims manager at MedPro Group and is currently responsible for leading MedPro’s national defense strategy and handling of all COVID-19 related claims brought against MedPro’s insureds across all business lines: professional liability and general liability claims against senior care insureds, hospitals, and facilities, and malpractice claims and licensing board matters brought against individual healthcare professionals. Olga has over 20 years of diverse business and legal experience, ranging from working for large multi-national firms and corporate clients to representing individuals in Court. However, for the past 14 years she dedicated all of her efforts to the defense of healthcare providers and healthcare facilities, both as a practicing attorney and as a claims professional. Olga is proud to continue protecting healthcare professionals and facilities from litigation during the time when they are on the frontlines of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.