CGL/Excess Liability Insurance Committee

Mission Statement

The CGL/Excess Insurance Committee’s goal is to improve the quality of practice and understanding of legal issues posed by general liability and excess insurance disputes. Representing the interests of both insurers and policyholders, the CGL/Excess Insurance Committee offers scholarship and resources for leading practitioners in the insurance field. The Committee also fosters dialogue among its members to enhance collegiality and civility in insurance litigation.

2023-2024 Co-Chairs
Seth Lamden
John Harding

Contact: cglexcessliability @  

Selected Presentations & Papers

“Pleading In” to AI Coverage
Alexander Henlin, Sulloway & Hollis, P.L.L.C., October 21, 2021

Protecting the Attorney-Client Privilege: Ethical Considerations for Insurance Coverage Counsel When Treated as an Adjuster
Edward "Ned" Currie, James D. Boone, Currie Johnson & Myers, P.A.  

Common Interest Doctrine And The Tripartite Relationship: Insurer Use Of Privileged/Protected Defense Material To Attack The Policyholder In The Coverage Case, Martin C. Pentz and Michael Hoven, Foley Hoag, LLP (from ACCEC's January 2016 Insurance law Symposium, Boston College Law School)

The Legal Obligations of an Insurer that has Obtained Information from Appointed Defense Counsel that Supports a Denial of Coverage, Tony Zelle, Zelle McDonough & Cohen (from ACCEC's January 2016 Insurance law Symposium, Boston College Law School)

Past Co-Chairs

Beth Bradley
Richard Malone

Earnest Martin
Beth Bradley

Rhonda Tobin
John Failla

Rhonda Tobin
John Vishneski

Neil Rambin
John Vishneski

Laura Foggan
Martin Pentz

Laura Foggan
Marty Pentz