Partner Bart Ridley recently attended the Annual Meeting of the Professional Liability Defense Federation held in Chicago during October 2015.  The annual meeting serves as an opportunity for professional liability insurance industry members and defense counsel to convene for continuing education and the exchange of information used to increase the effectiveness of defending those facing claims of professional negligence.  With presentations covering legal, medical, construction design, accounting, cyber, and employment practices liability claims, the 2015 PLDF Annual Meeting was attended by over 100 members from across the United States.  For more information about the benefits the Professional Liability Defense Federation, you are encouraged to visit

Touchstone Bernays partners Heather Bocell and Bart Ridley attended the annual conference for the National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. NRRDA is an organization comprised of legal and claims professionals in the retail and restaurant industries that focuses on the development of strategies to reduce the number and severity of claims, the management of common premises liability risks, and enhancing defenses in litigated matters. Ms. Bocell and Mr. Ridley have extensive experience in litigating premises liability cases in Texas for various statewide and national clients.

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