AEGIS Wildfire Symposium

Preliminary Agenda

Wednesday, February 26
8:00 am - 8:30 am
Continental breakfast
8:30 am - 9:00 am
Introduction – Facts & Figures and Why You’re a Target
Mark Bluestein, Vice President/Counsel – AEGIS Claims
Don Stone, Esq. – Paine Hamblen LLP, Spokane, WA and AEGIS Electric Litigation Service Counsel
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Preparation and Responding to Wildfires – One Company’s Experience
Larry Davis, Assistant General Counsel – San Diego Gas & Electric
 
Wildfire Prevention & Mitigation
Joe Vaccaro, Electric T&D Project Mgt. Operations Manager – San Diego Gas & Electric
10:00 am - 10:15 am
Break
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Conducting a Proper Wildfire Cause & Origin Investigation
Walt Wruble – Wruble Wildland Services, Spokane, WA
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Defending Wildfire Damages
Thomas L. Deardorff, Ph.D., Senior Managing Scientist – Exponent, Los Angeles, CA
Dan Short, Esq. – Paine Hamblen LLP, Spokane, WA
Don Stone, Esq. – Paine Hamblen LLP, Spokane, WA
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Lunch – Schubert & Strauss at the Encore
1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Defending Wildfire Damages (continued)
1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Inverse Condemnation
Gina E. Och, Esq. – Murchison & Cumming, LLP, Los Angeles, CA
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Break
2:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Panel Discussion – Strategies and New Approaches for the Defense
Don Stone, Esq. – Paine Hamblen LLP, Spokane, WA
Hank Sorett, Esq. – Brickley, Sears & Sorett, Boston, MA