Lunch & Learn | March 13, 2024


March 13, 2024 

Available exclusively to BRMA members, Lunch & Learn events are held across the country throughout the year and feature a networking lunch and a presentation by an industry subject matter expert on a hot topic for brokers and reinsurers in the property/casualty industry. As a benefit to the BRMA membership, there is no registration fee for these events, but space is limited. Register your team today and take advantage of this great opportunity to build new industry connections with fellow BRMA members.




Partner Re
200 First Stamford Pl.
Stamford, CT 06902


Martha Conlin, Partner, Troutman Pepper
Martha has extensive experience in the insurance and reinsurance industry covering everything from general liability, products liability, technology and media liability and construction to property, asbestos, environmental, reinsurance, mass tort and contribution claims. Martha also helps clients avoid litigation by resolving disputes through arbitration, mediation and other alternative proceedings. Throughout her career, Martha has litigated high value cases in state and federal courts and private arbitration forums. She has successfully resolved contested matters through trial, dispositive motion practice and settlement negotiation.

Jennifer Mathis, Partner, Troutman Pepper
Jennifer has distinguished herself as a go-to adviser for her clients on complex professional liability insurance coverage disputes in California and nationwide. She has achieved numerous victories at the trial and appellate level in state and federal courts in high stakes coverage and bad faith litigation. She also assists her insurance clients with resolving and managing complex professional liability claims arising under public and private directors and officers and corporate liability policies, employment practices liability policies, health care and human services liability policies, lawyers liability policies, and a wide spectrum of other miscellaneous professional liability policies, media, technology, and cyber liability, including advising clients on the unique issues faced when insureds are in bankruptcy. She also strategizes on policy drafting issues and assessing ongoing risks. In addition to her insurance coverage practice, Jennifer maintains a general civil and commercial litigation practice. Her clients have included large corporations, not-for-profit entities, wholesale and retail insurance brokers, small business owners, and individuals.

Jennifer has collaborated on pro bono matters with the Orange County Public Law Center, the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, Human Options (an Orange County shelter for victims of domestic abuse), KIND (Kids in Need of Defense), and the Washington, D.C.-based Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law. These pro bono matters include cases involving free speech and free exercise of religion, preparing attorneys’ fee petitions for prevailing parties in civil rights litigation, assisting unaccompanied minors in navigating their way through the U.S. immigration system, and obtaining protective orders for victims of domestic violence. She also has represented clients in step-parent adoption cases.


 Wednesday, March 13, 2024
 11:00 – 11:15 AM                   Welcome and Introductions
 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM PFAS Litigation
 The emerging risk and its impact on liability claims, underwriting practices, and government legislation and regulation.                
Martha Conlin
Partner, Troutman Pepper
Jennifer Mathis
Partner, Troutman Pepper                                                      
 12:15 – 1:00 PM   Networking Lunch
 1:00 PM Adjournment