Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020

10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Speakers: Michael Stahl, DC, Chiropractor  

Kolby Bates, SIU Investigator, Mercury Insurance Company

 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Speakers: Brian Mizell, Partner, Resnick & Louis  

Michael Lamb, SIU Manager, National General Insurance  

Larry Lusk, SIU Investigator, Kemper


3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Speakers: Vic Pence, SIU Supervisor, Mercury Insurance Company  

Eric von Geldern, Assistant District Attorney, Alameda County District Attorney's Office  

Thomas E. Fraysse, Partner, Knox Ricksen LLP 

 Wednesday, March 4th, 2020

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Speakers: Joanne Thomas, Managing Shareholder, Defense Attorney, Stander Reubens Thomas Kinsey

Dalene Bartholomew, CFE, CIFI, Vice President, Probe Information Services, Inc.  

Kathy Jorgensen, SIU Investigator, Mercury Insurance




10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Speakers: Chris Morales, Forensic Engineer, Momentum Engineering Corp.  

Vadim Perlovskiy, Momentum Engineering Corp.  

Shannon Navejas, Special Investigator II, Mercury Insurance Company 


11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Speakers: Diann Cohen, Vice President, Client Relations, Macro-Pro, Inc.  

Chris Champlin, Chief Executive Officer, C&W Claims Solutions  

Kevin Schwermer, SIU Manager, Auto Club

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SIU Track Program 


Manufacturing Diagnostic Tests: Modern Techniques that are used to Fabricate Pathology (1 CE) 

This lecture will present multiple “real world” examples where healthcare providers have wholly fabricated diagnostic testing procedures in furtherance of a medical-legal claim. The presentation will also educate the attendees how to identify commonly available techniques that have been used to enhance the appearance of pathology on CT, MRI or plain film x-rays. 

Advanced Electronics and Auto Theft Fraud (1 CE) 

The subject topic will discuss all of the electronic forms of evidence that can be used when investigating fraud for both auto theft and bodily injury claims.This will include the use of EDR, infotainment systems, cell phone records and tower information, petitions to obtain records in an investigation setting and more.


Ethics for Insurance Professionals, Prosecutors & Civil Attorneys in Fraud Matters (1 CE - Ethics Credits) 

This presentation focuses on both historical and current factors that have given rise to ethical challenges in the Insurance industry and the offices of those that prosecute insurance fraud. This course will offer suggestions and solutions to the professionals in both arenas to confront and resolve those challenges.



Obtained Legally, Leveraged Wisely (1 CE) 

This dynamic session will provide a legal understanding of employees’ rights to privacy with regard to gathering evidence in your claim investigation. Attendees will learn the following:

• Gain clarity on the legal aspect of various investigative tools to ensure your evidence is gathered lawfully and ethically. • View cases that in-house surveillance evidence was utilized to deny claims and prosecute insurance fraud. • Observe how social media evidence stopped unwarranted benefits and surveillance resulted in returning malingerers to work.  

This high-energy, multi-media presentation provides employers and claim professionals with solutions they can utilize immediately to successfully secure investigative evidence, track chain of custody, enter into evidence, share with medical providers, use strategically in depositions and fraud abatement. Learn how you can confidently leverage your lawfully obtained evidence to assist with compensability determination, claim management, settlement and to combat fraud.  

Dicey Dealerships: Estimate and Service Scams & How to ID Straw-Borrowers (1 CE) 

Behind the eight ball with a dealership? Learn the ins-and-outs of dealership operations and how to use it in an investigation.  

With over 20 years of insider experience, Morales is a cat who used his peepers to get you the keen details. He’ll explain how to pick out the wise guys and the grifters. We’ll also mention how to spot a ‘straw borrower’ in a fraud investigation and how it impacts your claim.  

Don’t let yourself be a mark for these hinky mechanics! Come learn the secrets if you want to save your company some dough.  

What’s in a Name: Using Social Media and Record Retrieval to Shut Down Claims (1 CE) 

During this session, you will learn:  

• How to use social media findings during depositions and recorded statements, including what to say and how to say it. • Secure records from Uncle Sam, out-of-state and from other difficult facilities to determine the true value of a claim. • Interesting Social Media case results. • Case studies on how these findings were used to shut down a claim. • Identify free discovery to advance your claim/case.