2021 DBA Case Law Developments & Industry Adaptation in the Time of COVID-19
LMS International cordially invites you to join us on June 24, 2021 at 1:00 PM Central Time for this free 90 minute Zoom webinar where we will dive in and explore several of the latest industry changes and their effects. Our speakers will be two of the brilliant partners at the renowned Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea & BenMaier firm, Robert Bamdas and Brad Soshea. Our legal expert panelists will examine recent case law developments for Employer and Carriers under the Defense Base Act and the impact they will have on claims, analyze how the OWCP and OALJ have adapted to life in a pandemic, and theorize on how they anticipate it will adjust out of it, as well as discuss new claims service and electronic filing systems. Lastly, we will perform an in-depth review of the Hague Convention issues that have impeded claims arising from the Republic of Kosovo. Eligible attendees will be able to receive 1.5 hours of CEU/CLE credit*. There will be a limited number of ‘seats’ available at this webinar, so please register today at lmscorp.net/webinar-registration to secure your spot.
Robert Bamdas | Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea & BenMaier PLLC
Robert L. Bamdas is the managing partner in the firm’s Boca Raton, Florida office. He focuses his practice on the defense of claims arising under the Longshore and Harbor Act, Defense Base Act (DBA), NFIA, and OSCLA, Marine injury claims including defending passenger claims and Jones Act matters, 905(b) claims, marine and general subrogation matters as well as claims in general admiralty law, transportation law and general liability matters. He has successfully litigated numerous cases before corresponding tribunals and handled various appellate matters. Mr. Bamdas is an “AV” rated attorney, a prestigious honor that identifies a lawyer with very high preeminent legal ability and is a reflection upon the lawyer’s experience, expertise, integrity, and overall professional excellence. Robert also serves on the board of the 440 Scholarship Fund, a non-profit that gives educational stipends to children of injured workers and employees who work in the workers compensation system.
Brad Soshea | Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea & BenMaier PLLC
Brad Soshea is a Partner in the firm’s Houston Office, where he is the go-to authority in insurance defense, maritime litigation, and workers’ compensation. Brad’s breadth of knowledge is vital when you need an expert to interpret the statutes and analyze the U.S. Department of Labor’s regulations and longshore procedures. Brad possesses years of experience at the DOL as the District Director at the Houston office for the Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation, where he served as the district’s administrator for the LHWCA, DBA, and NFIA, covering most of the central United States. While Brad’s primary focus is in litigation of defense liability claims, he also serves as a claims management consultant to the maritime and defense contractor industries, as well as mediator for maritime, Defense Base Act, and liability claims. Brad is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell — peer-reviewed and endorsed at the highest level for his legal ability and ethical standards.