Independent Defense Counsel: Rate Caps, Guidelines, and Deductions (Oh, My!)
March 3, 2022 | 1:15PM - 2:15PM MT
Loews Ventana Canyon, Tucson
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On Thursday, March 3, BFKN Litigation Group co-chair and Insurance Coverage Group chair Matthew A. Bills is moderating the CLE program, Independent Defense Counsel: Rate Caps, Guidelines, and Deductions (Oh, My!), at the 2022 American Bar Association Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar. This year’s meeting will feature the same high-quality programming that has attracted insurance practitioners from all over the United States and other parts of the globe for over 30 years.

Matt's program will focus on issues that frequently arise when an insurer provides a policyholder with independent defense counsel. Topics will include:

  • “Reasonable rates” for defense counsel
  • The use and impact of the insurer’s billing guidelines
  • Insurer’s deductions from defense counsel’s invoices
  • The insurer’s right to recoup fees and costs it pays


  • Matthew A. Bills, BFKN, Chicago, IL


  • Amy Y. Cho, Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP, Chicago, IL
  • Hillary N. Ladov, Goldberg Segalla, Philadelphia, PA
  • Roey Rahmil, Shartsis Friese LLP, San Francisco, CA

For more information about the seminar, visit: https://web.cvent.com/event/3cbe2c33-1c08-425e-8dae-92b93261f095/websitePage:645d57e4-75eb-4769-b2c0-f201a0bfc6ce

Matt Bills represents clients in complex commercial disputes in courts and arbitrations across the country. He regularly handles matters involving breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, non-competes, post-closing disputes, and insurance coverage. Matt is co-chair of the firm’s Litigation Group and heads its Insurance Coverage Group.

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