Jenner & Block

"Trafficking in Persons: Civil Litigation for Victims of Human Trafficking - Advanced Training," DC Bar Pro Bono Program, Washington, DC

Jenner & Block Partner Matthew L. Jacobs will speak at a seminar titled "Trafficking in Persons: Civil Litigation for Victims of Human Trafficking - Advanced Training," to be held June 19, 2009 at Jenner & Block's Washington, DC office.  Jenner & Block Partner Martina E. Vandenberg organized the event for the DC Bar Pro Bono Program.

Mr. Jacobs will speak on the topic of Insurance Coverage as it relates to human trafficking cases.  Other topics to be discussed include using expert witnesses in pro bono civil trafficking cases, the 2008 amendments to the anti-trafficking criminal and civil law, best methods for interviewing trafficking victims, and current anti-trafficking civil litigation pending in the federal courts.

Ms. Vandenberg has an active pro bono practice, representing victims of human trafficking and providing legal advice to institutions seeking to combat this human rights violation. She has spoken nationally and internationally on trafficking and has testified on the subject before several congressional committees.

Mr. Jacobs is a member of the Firm’s Insurance Litigation and Counseling and Reinsurance Practices. He is responsible for complex, multi-party insurance coverage litigation matters in state and federal courts, and he regularly advises corporations on the availability of insurance coverage for a wide variety of claims, including those related to directors and officers liability, errors and omissions, mortgage lending practices, mold and water damage, business interruption losses, product liability, mutual fund late-trading and market timing lawsuits and regulatory investigations and environmental matters. Mr Jacobs has written extensively on issues of insurance coverage for D&O liabilities and related matters, and has spoken at over 75 conferences, and has chaired over a dozen more, both domestically and internationally in the past 20 years on various insurance coverage issues.

Ms. Vandenberg and Mr. Jacobs are currently litigating insurance coverage issues in a human trafficking civil suit in federal court.

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