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Thomas Lysaught featured in Today’s General Counsel on Proactive Litigation

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Thomas Lysaught, legal operations partner for Hickey Smith, was recently featured in Today’s General Counsel magazine. The article, “How the Insurer Sees It”, discusses the steps necessary to ensure that outside counsel and in-house claims professional or general counsel are aligned to maximize the success of a proactive litigation management strategy.

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Inaugural DRI Insurance Law and Claims Conference Draws Strong Attendance

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Tom Lysaught, legal operations partner for Hickey Smith, was co-chair of the Defense Research Institute’s (DRI) Insurance Law and Claims Conference on October 28th in Hartford, Connecticut. The inaugural one-day program covered a number of important topics of interest to insurance claims executives, professionals and in-house counsel, which were presented by a strong roster of industry and outside counsel speakers. The program attracted more than 175 attendees, including over 100 insurer attendees from Hartford and the Northeast. In addition to the presentations, the program provided excellent networking opportunities for the attendees, including facilitated round table discussions on a variety of interesting issues and a networking reception. Hickey Smith was one of the program sponsors.

“The response from the insurance community in Hartford, both in terms of attendance and feedback, exceeded our expectations,” notes Tom Lysaught. “This is a testament to the DRI brand, the program’s excellent topics and speakers, and the many industry executives from Hartford and outside counsel that helped develop and market the program. It was certainly my privilege to work with such a great team.”

As a member of DRI’s Insurance Law Committee, Tom is co-chair of DRI’s Insurance Industry Advisory Board and a member of DRI’s Insurance Roundtable.

Hickey Smith Sponsors DRI Insurance Law and Claims Conference

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Hickey Smith had the honor of sponsoring the DRI Insurance Law and Claims Conference, a one-day seminar held on October 28, 2015 in Hartford, Connecticut.

Organized by DRI’s Insurance Law Committee and top Hartford-area insurance carriers, the conference focused on providing important updates about current issues impacting the insurance industry. Attendees included insurance executives, in-house counsel, and outside counsel in the Northeast who participated in educational and round-table sessions on crucial new authority affecting claims handling, coverage decisions, and extra-contractual exposure.

In support of the event, Thomas F. Lysaught, legal operations partner for Hickey Smith, served as Program Co-Chair for the conference. Lysaught is also a member of the DRI Insurance Law Committee.

Hickey Smith Helps Provide Safe Drinking Water to Children and Their Families

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Teams work hand-in-hand with Got Agua? to serve three Philippine communities

GUIMARAS, PHILIPPINES – August 21, 2015 – Hickey Smith LLP today announced the completion of additional clean drinking water projects in conjunction with Got Agua?, a charitable organization whose mission is to provide clean, safe, sustainable drinking water to children and their families living in India, Africa and the Philippines. Read More

Thomas Lysaught Invited to Join the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance

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CHICAGO – JUNE 17, 2015 – Hickey Smith LLP is pleased to announce that Thomas F. Lysaught has been invited to join the prestigious Claims and Litigation Management Alliance. The CLM is a nonpartisan alliance comprised of thousands of insurance companies, corporations, Corporate Counsel, Litigation and Risk Managers, claims professionals and attorneys. Through education and collaboration the organization’s goals are to create a common interest in the representation by firms of companies, and to promote and further the highest standards of litigation management in pursuit of client defense. Selected attorneys and law firms are extended membership by invitation only based on nominations from CLM Fellows. Read More

Hickey Smith Announces Addition of Thomas Lysaught as Legal Operations Partner

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PASADENA – June 15, 2015 – Hickey Smith LLP is pleased to announce that Thomas Lysaught has joined the firm as its Legal Operations Partner and a member of the executive committee.

“Tom is a results oriented, process driven operations executive and an experienced attorney, and we are delighted that he has joined our firm,” said David M. Hickey, managing partner of Hickey Smith. “His leadership will strengthen our ability to expand our disciplined, technology-enabled approach to the practice of law nationwide and enable the firm to fulfill its promise of high quality legal service delivery with significantly greater efficiency, consistency, and added value for our clients.” Read More

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