18 June 2018

Speaking Engagement Update, June 2018


Rimkus Consulting Group is pleased to announce that our professional consulting staff is presenting a number of continuing education seminars across the country. These definitive lectures embrace a variety of topics focusing on forensic investigations to help meet the continuing education needs of risk managers, attorneys, and claims professionals. 

Upcoming Presentations


Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. Dallas Summer CE Institute Lunch and Learn 
Fridays at 11:30 AM CDT, June 22 - July 27, 2018 - Irving, Texas

"Vehicle Accident Reconstruction" presented by Christian R. Sax, PE, PTOE, ACTAR, Senior Consultant.

"Role of Biomechanics Analysis in Claims Investigation" presented by Jessica S. Coogan, PhD, Senior Consultant.

"Handling the Truth - Ethics" presented by Robert T. Foster, JD, National Marketing Manager.

"ECMs and Airbag Modules" presented by Christian R. Sax, PE, PTOE, ACTAR, Senior Consultant. 

"How to Select and Use Consultants: Open Panel" presented by Christian R. Sax, PE, PTOE, ACTAR, Senior Consultant, Kenneth S.C. Wong, AIA, NCARB, Senior Consultant, Donald G. Moser, IAAI-CFI, NAFI-CFEI, CVFI, Senior Consultant, and Scott T. Witt, Consultant.

The Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. Dallas Summer CE Institute Lunch and Learn will feature one-hour presentations on fire, the appraisal process, ethics, foundation failures, and more. Each presentation will be offered free of charge and participants will be eligible to earn one hour of Texas CE credit for each course. Click here for more information.

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. CE/CLE Webinar
June 20, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CDT

"Product Failure and Root Cause Analysis" presented by Garrick F. Mitchell, MS, PE, ACTAR, Western Region Forensics Division.

Rimkus Consulting Group Inc. Product Failure and Root Cause Analysis CE/CLE Webinar will instruct participants in the engineering approach used to determine the root cause of product failures.  At the conclusion of the course, participants will recognize the general categories of root cause for product failures and will be able to identify the five possible phases of product failure analysis, initial questions that should be asked, and information needed by the expert to initiate an investigation. CE credit will be offered for Alabama, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Wyoming. CLE credit will be offered for Colorado (763985), Florida (1803676N), Oregon (6528*8) and Washington (1067074). Click here for more information. 

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. New York CE Seminar
June 21, 2018 - New York, New York

"Moisture Intrusion" presented by Zohaib A. Alvi, PE, Consultant.

"Premises Liability" presented by Charles J. Schaffer, RA, NCARB, Senior Consultant.

"ECMs and Airbag Modules" presented by Edward M. Weber, MA, ASE, ACTAR, NAFI-CFEI, CVFI, Senior Consultant.
 
The Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. New York CE Seminar is a half-day CE seminar featuring presentations on Moisture Intrusion, Premises Liability, and ECMs and Airbag Modules.  Up to three Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Texas CE credit hours will be offered.  This seminar is offered free of charge and will include lunch. Click here for more information.

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. 15th Annual Tampa CE/CLE Seminar
June 22, 2018 - Tampa, Florida

"Property and Liability Case Law Update" presented by Nicole Fluet, Esq, Director, Autumn George, Esq, Director, Maggie Potter, Esq, Special Counsel of Galloway Law Firm.

"The Role of Biomechanics Analysis in Serious Accident Cases" presented by Ming Xiao, PhD, PE, Principal Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

"Emerging Technology Use in Forensic Investigations" presented by Johnn M. Kreuser, PE, Construction Division Manager, Eastern Region, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

"Jury Selection and Telling the Story to the Jury" presented by Fredric Zinober, Esq, BCS, Zinober Diana PA.

"Are you Getting Burned by Your Fire Investigator?" presented by Thomas W. Young, IAAI-CFI, NAFI-CFEI, CFII, Vice President, Fire Division, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

"Smart Vehicles and Smart Homes: What Can They Tell Us?" presented by Joseph E. Manges, ACTAR, Senior Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. 

The Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. 15th Annual Tampa CE/CLE Seminar is a one-day seminar that will feature presentations on Biomechanics in Serious Injury Cases, Technology Update, Jury Selection, and more. This seminar will be offered free of charge and participants will be eligible to earn up to six hours of Florida CE/CLE credit. Click here for more information. 

PLRB Western Regional Conference
June 26, 2018 - Glendale, Arizon
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"The Role of Biomechanics in Automobile Accident Analyses and Litigation" presented by Appaji Panchangam, PhD, PE, ACTAR, Senior Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. 

The Property and Liability Resource Bureau (PLRB) Western Regional Conference will discuss property and casualty claim insurance topics that will provide information on critical claims issues. Click here for more information.

5th Annual Hospitality Claims Webinar
July 18, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

“How can Human Factors Help in Hospitality Claims?” presented by Farheen S. Khan, PhD, Director, Human Factors Division, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. and Trevor G. Hawes, Esq, Cole, Scott and Kissane.

“Golf Cart Accidents: Investigations and Defenses” presented by Zyad Jabel, PE, Senior Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. and Trevor G. Hawes, Esq, Cole, Scott and Kissane. 

“You’re Liable: Now What Can the Plaintiff Recover” presented by Scott A. Shelton, Esq, Cole, Scott and Kissane.

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. and Cole, Scott and Kissane, P.A. 5th Annual Hospitality Claims Webinar will feature three one-hour continuing education courses for California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, Texas, Wyoming, and New Hampshire. Click here for more information.

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. CE/CLE Webinar
July 18, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CDT

“Lithium-Ion Battery Fires” presented by John H. Diggle III, PE, CFEI, Principal Consultant.

Rimkus Consulting Group Inc. Lithium-Ion Battery Fires CE/CLE Webinar is a one-hour presentation on the forensic investigation of lithium-ion battery failures.  This presentation will focus on the operation of lithium-ion batteries and the potential hazards that may exist when they are used. John H. Diggle III will identify characteristics and components of lithium-ion batteries, the products that use them, and the terminology and methodology involved in charging them.  His presentation will also identify what can happen when a lithium-ion battery enters into a thermal runaway condition, the known causes of battery failure, and what to look for and document after a fire incident occurs. CE credit will be offered for Alabama, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Wyoming. CLE credit will be offered for Colorado (763984), Florida (1803675N), Oregon (6528*7), and Washington (1068999). Click here to register.

Recent Presentations


Magna Legal Services: Battle of the Experts
May 2, 2018 - Miami Beach, Florida

"Showdown of South Beach! Battle of the Experts" presented by Ming Xiao, PhD, PE, Principal Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. alongside other industry experts.

The Magna Legal Services: Battle of the Experts included outside counsel, in-house counsel and claim executives working alongside real life experts to demonstrate effective deposition and trial prep strategies as well as best practices for expert cross examination techniques. Click here for more information.

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. CE/CLE Webinar
May 23, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CDT

“Construction Defects” presented by Stephen M. Kleps, PhD, PE, Construction Division Manager.

Rimkus Consulting Group Inc. Construction Defects CE/CLE Webinar introduced participants to methods used in investigating construction defect issues. Dr. Kleps covered various building codes and industry standards used in evaluating whether or not an alleged construction defect is present. He used case studies of his projects to illustrate how construction defect claims may be investigated. CE credit was offered for multiple states for the live presentation. On-demand viewing is now offered through August 21, 2018. Participants can earn CLE Home Study credit for Colorado (763206), Florida (1802152N), Oregon (6528*5), Texas (174012677) and Washington (1065057). Click here for more information. 

AIRROC Chicago Regional Education Day
June 12, 2018 – Chicago, Illinois

"Talc and Cancer: The Science and the Litigation" presented by Annette B. Santamaria, PhD, MPH, DABT, Technical Director, Toxicology Food and Safety, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc., Jeffrey Odom, Shareholder, Lane Powell PC, and Ben Blume, Partner, Kennedys CMK. 

The Association of Insurance & Reinsurance Run-Off Companies (AIRROC) Chicago Regional Education Day provided participants the opportunity to learn about some of the industry's trending topics from experts in the field. Topics such as: how the national flood insurance program and write-your-own carriers work together, ways in which artificial intelligence and automation have changed, an overview of the peer-to-peer insurance model, and more were discussed. Click here for more information.

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. and Las Vegas Defense Lawyers June CLE Seminar
June 13, 2018 - Las Vegas, Nevada 


"The Science of Human Factors: Case Studies from the Field”
presented by Farheen S. Khan, PhD, Director, Human Factors Division, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

The Rimkus Consulting Group Inc. and Las Vegas Defense Lawyers June CLE Seminar helped participants understand certain key human factors issues related to different types of accident scenarios such as transportation, construction, product liability, and industrial accidents.  The course provided familiarity with human factors issues that can contribute to accidents, such as visibility & conspicuity, line of sight, perception response time, attention & distraction, risk & decision making, warning design & evaluation, which can contribute to accidents. Accident causation factors such as human error, risk perception, and decision making were also discussed. Admission was free to all current LVDL members. Participants were eligible to receive one hour of Nevada CLE credit. 

CLM Midwest Conference
June 15, 2018 – Chicago, Illinois


"Fire and Explosion Investigations that Sizzle" presented by Thomas W. Young, IAAI-CFI, NAFI-CFEI, CFII, Vice President, Fire Division, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. 

The Claims Litigation Management (CLM) Midwest Conference will offer sessions in four tracks — Transportation, Product Liability, Religious & Non-Profit and Claims/Litigation Management. A range of issues will be covered during the interactive sessions. Participants will learn about developments and strategies while networking with other industry professionals. Click here for more information.


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