Second Best Protection Against Risk

Experience Level: Any level of experience

This presentation will disassemble the mechanics of professional liability insurance, review NSPE's annual survey of professional liability carriers, examine subtle forms of risk transfer which can sound reasonable in conversation but be catastropic in application, and discuss some claims and cases which had surprising outcomes.

This webinar is 90 minutes. 

Learning Outcomes:

1.  Correlate contractual insurance requirements with coverage
2.  Recognize risk transfer language
3.  improve understanding of the current insurance and liability landscape

1.5 PDHs


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Rebecca A. Bowman, Esq., P.E., D.F.E.

Senior Director for Ethics and Professional Practice

National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)

Rebecca A. Bowman, Esq., P.E. is the 36-year principal of a woman-owned business in forensic civil engineering, dispute resolution, real estate, and legal services. She is a registered professional engineer, licensed attorney, and a certified arbitrator, mediator, and Christian conciliator.   She received her B.S. degree in civil engineering from the University of North Dakota, her M.B.A. degree from Oklahoma University, and her J.D. degree from Duquesne University. Mrs. Bowman recently joined the National Society of Professional Engineers as the Senior Director for Ethics and Professional Practice.  She also serves as the Executive Director for the National Academy of Forensic Engineers. 

Kodi Jean Verhalen, Esq., P.E.



Kodi Verhalen is a Partner in Taft’s Energy practice group. Kodi’s practice focuses her practice on a wide variety of electric and natural gas regulatory and transactional matters. In addition to her energy practice, Kodi represents a variety of clients on a wide range of environmental matters. In both her energy and environmental work, Kodi often draws upon her technical understanding gained during her experience as a professional engineer (Minnesota). From 2016 – 2017, Kodi served as president of the National Society of Professional Engineers and is currently vice-chair of the Discover Engineering (also known as DiscoverE) organization. Clients rely on Kodi’s broad experience in energy, engineering, and environmental matters at the federal, state, and local levels. She regularly presents on various topics, including natural resource law issues, environmental liability in real estate transactions, and ethics related to professional engineering licensure.

Frank Musica, Esq.

Professional Liability Risk Advisor

Victor Insurance Managers LLC

After graduating from the College of Engineering of the University of Notre Dame, Frank worked for design firms in Chicago but returned to Notre Dame to teach and to obtain both an MBA and a law degree. Following years in private practice and in association management at The American Institute of Architects, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and NSPE, he joined Victor Insurance Managers as a Professional Liability Risk Advisor.


Live event: 04/17/2024 at 2:00 PM (EDT) You must register to access.