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Our Seminars Tackle the Leading Issues of the Day

Hamberger & Weiss has presented annual seminars for nearly 40 years to our clients. These well-attended, free events are approved by the New York State Office of Court Administration for Continuing Legal Education credits.

Our seminars are a half-day format, beginning with registration and lunch, followed by a number of speakers from within and outside the firm addressing timely topics in workers’ compensation. Afterwards, attendees are invited to a networking reception.

“I enjoyed Renee's presentation very much; very key issue” - 2016 Buffalo attendee

Attendees leave with a wealth of information and insights to assist them in their day-to-day claims handling.

We hold one seminar in Buffalo and one in Syracuse in the spring of each year.

2017 Seminar: Labor Market Attachment, Permanency and Settlements

Buffalo seminar: March 21, 2017
Syracuse seminar: March 29, 2017

This year, our speakers will cover the latest updates in labor market attachment, permanency, and settlements. We will close each seminar with a panel presentation on workers' compensation fraud featuring New York State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott.

2016 Seminar: Discussing the Opioid Epidemic & its Impact on WCL

“Really like hearing about timely topics with a good presentation and supplemental materials.” - 2016 Syracuse attendee

More than 500 people attended the two seminars to learn about several updates to New York State Workers' Compensation Law, particularly in regard to opioid overprescription and addiction. Dan Bowers and Renee Heitger of our firm provided insight into how the epidemic is affecting workers' compensation. In addition to their comments, the audience heard from these outside experts, whom we were honored to host:

  • William J. Hochul, Jr., United States Attorney, Western District of New York
  • John P. Flickinger, Resident Agent in Charge, United States Drug Enforcement Administration
  • Timothy C. Lynch, Esq., Chief, Narcotics & Organized Crime Section, Assistant United States Attorney
  • Laurence J. Martin, Diversion Investigator, United States Drug Enforcement Administration

Past Seminar Topics

Past seminars have covered:

  • Loss of wage earning capacity
  • Loss Transfer Arbitration
  • Medicare secondary payer compliance
  • Defending General Municipal Law 207-c claims

Interested in Attending or Learning More?

Our seminars are reserved for clients. If you would like information about attending next year's seminar, please email Heidi Mahoney at hmahoney@hwcomp.com.
 

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