2020 WDC Spring Conference - CANCELLED

Event Details

Thursday, April 16, 2020 12:30pm
Friday, April 17, 2020 11:50pm
The American Club
419 Highland Dr.
Kohler, WI 53044


Due recent developments and many unknowns surrounding the ongoing spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Wisconsin Defense Counsel (WDC) Board of Directors made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Spring Conference in Kohler, WI scheduled for April 16-17, 2020.

Many members and speakers for the conference have already provided notification that the travel restrictions mandated by their companies have left them unable to attend. These unprecedented travel bans would most certainly compromise the quality of the education. While these conferences are important, they simply cannot take precedence over the health and wellbeing of our members or industry partners.

As of today, The American Club Central Reservations Team cancelled all room reservations for the WDC Spring Conference. Any guest who made a reservation will have their reservation cancelled. If you would like to keep your room reservation at The American Club, you can call 844-409-5614 & ask for the “WDC Re-Book” rate of $187 Single/Double per night. Calls to reinstate room reservations need to be made no later than Friday, March 20th at 5PM CDT.

All non-sponsorship registrations will be refunded in full in the coming weeks. Additional information concerning refunds will be provided as it becomes available.

The WDC thanks you for your understanding.

Please let the office know if you have any questions at this time:

Email: info@wdc-online.org

Phone: 414-276-1881

Registration Brochure

Event Description

Program Chair: Nicole Marklein, Cross Jenks Mercer & Maffei, LLP

6 CLE Credits have been applied for.


Thursday, April 16th

12:30 PM

12:55-1:00 PM
Opening Remarks

1:00-1:50 PM
Recent Developements in the Evolution of the Economic Loss Doctrine
Richard T. Orton, Gass Weber Mullins LLC

1:50-2:00 PM
Sponsored by Bell, Moore & Richter, S.C.

2:00-3:40 PM
The Judges Speak: Civil Court Do's and Don'ts
Honorable Marc A. Hammer, Brown County Circuit Court; Honorable Mark James McGinnis, Outagamie County Circuit Court; Honorable James A. Morrison, Marinette County Circuit Court

4:00-5:30 PM
Cocktail Reception
Sponsored by Crivello Carlson, S.C.

4:00-5:30 PM
Panel Counsel Meetings (By Invitation only)
Hosted by Acuity

Friday, April 17th

8:15-9:00 AM
Continental Breakfast & Registration
Co-Sponsored by Weiss Law Office, S.C. and Everson, Whitney, Everson & Brehm, S.C.

9:00-9:50 AM
We say IME, They say DME...Don't Let Them Throw You Off
Heather L. Nelson and Brian D. Anderson, Everson, Whitney, Everson & Brehm S.C.

9:50-10:00 AM
Sponsored by Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company

10:00-10:50 AM
A Day in the Life of In-House Claims Professionals
Ceora Johnson, AIC, AIS, CIC, SCLA, SECURA Insurance Companies

10:50-11:00 AM
Sponsored by Simpson & Deardorff, S.C.

11:00-11:50 AM
Changes in Social Media in Litigation: Will they make or break your case?
Joe Buchholz, Aspen Litigation Support; John Healy, Corneille Law Group LLC

11:50 AM