Insuring Against Low Risk, High Cost Events

Perspectives on Insuring Against Low Risk, High Cost Events (e.g., Pandemics)

Friday, November 6 from 12pm-2pm CST
View a recording of the event here

The Thompson Center hosted a virtual panel discussion with experts on the current challenges and future possibilities of insuring low risk, high cost events. This virtual event was part of the Thompson Center’s ongoing series: Preparing for Public Emergencies.


  • Tom Baker, William Maul Measey Professor of Law and Health Sciences at University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, Reporter for the American Law Institute’s recently published Restatement of the Law, Liability Insurance and founder of the Covid Coverage Litigation Tracker 
  • Lloyd Dixon, Rand Corporation, author of Key Questions to Ask in Designing a Federal Pandemic Insurance Program and Is It Time for a Federal Pandemic Insurance Program?
  • Linda Kornfeld, Partner & Vice Chair of Insurance Recovery Practice Group at Blank Rome LLP
  • Arthur J. Park, Partner at Mozley Finlayson Loggins LLP, author of What to Reasonably Expect in the Coming Years from the Reasonable Expectations of Insured Doctrine
  • Shanthi Ramnath, Policy Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and author of What is Business Interruption Insurance and How Is It Related to the Covid-19 Pandemic?

Moderator: Ty Leverty, Associate Professor of Risk & Insurance & Gerald D. Stephens CPCU Distinguished Chair in Risk at the University of Wisconsin School of Business

Approved for 1.5 CLEs – input your passcodes here. Cosponsors of this webinar were the University of Wisconsin Law School, Austin E. Cofrin School of Business at UW-Green Bay, Lubar School of Business at UW-Milwaukee, and the Wisconsin School of Business Department of Risk & Insurance at UW-Madison.

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