I recently attended “Finding the Balance in the Shifting Sands of Insurance Coverage,” put on by the Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee of the ABA Tort & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS). A great opportunity to meet insurance lawyers from across the country, well-balanced between plaintiffs and defense lawyers, with a significant presence of in-house counsel, consultants, etc. The program included a mock trial of an insurance coverage case and covered a number of hot-button issues including the Gulf oil spill, financial crisis, Chinese drywall, the attorney-client privilege in bad faith litigation, etc. Great location also at the Arizona Biltmore. I was honored to be invited to speak on insurance class actions at the “toolbox” lunch and breakfast sessions. For a copy of my paper on recent developments in insurance class actions, email me.