Events

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Rich Lenkov, Eric Spalsbury (Senior Vice President, Director of Claims Operations, HUB International New England), Michelle Middendorf (Manager, Stanley Steemer) and Joe Skinger (Account Manager, CorVel Corporation) presenedt “Stratified General Liability Claims: Fast Tracking and Other Techniques” at the CLM 2016 Annual Conference in Orlando, FL.
 

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Rich Lenkov presented “Compensable Or Not? 10 Common Accident Scenarios And How To Defend Them.”
 

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Rich Lenkov presented “What the Movies Can Teach You About Handling WC Claims.”
 

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Justin Nestor presented “A Day In The Life Of A Workers’ Compensation Claim” at the Sixth Annual Beyond Safety Conference & Expo. Click Here for more info and to register.
 

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Rich Lenkov and Maital Savin presented “WC Issues Raised By Millennials.”
 

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Tim Alberts presented “Effective Statements” in Des Moines, IA for CEU Institute.
 

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Geoff Bryce and Maital Savin presented “Is Your Independent Contractor Actually An Employee?.”
 

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Rich Lenkov and Jeanmarie Calcagno presented “Ask A WC Attorney Anything.”
 

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Justin Nestor and Kirsten Kaiser Kus presented “Crossing The Border: Top 5 Issues In Illinois & Indiana WC.”
 

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Rich Lenkov and Mitchell Dane-Henry presented “Legal Issues Presented By Millennials” at the Central Ohio RIMS Partner Day.
 

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Storrs Downey and Maital Savin presented “Interviewing And Hiring: Best Practices With Video Examples.”
 

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Rich Lenkov  presented “WC Horror Stories.”
 

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Rich Lenkov and Dan Cooper presented “Reduce Your Legal Expenses NOW!.”
 

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Rich Lenkov and Maital Savin presented “Our Hottest Illinois WC Top 5 Lists.”
 

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Jeanmarie Calcagno presented to the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association.She discussed negotiation strategies and causation in Illinois workers’ compensation claims.
 

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Geoff Bryce presented “Mechanics’ Liens In Illinois” to the National Business Institute.
 

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Rich Lenkov, Justin Nestor and Maital Savin presented at the WCDI Conference on Multi-State Workers’ Compensation Laws.
 

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Rich Lenkov, and Jessica Rimkus presented “You Asked For It, You Got It: Your Most Requested WC Questions Answered.”
 

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Storrs Downey presented “Solving Common Settlement Problems” and “Successful Subrogation” for CEU Institute in Dallas.
 

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Rich Lenkov and Ed Jordan presented “More Top 5 Lists.”
 

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Rich Lenkov and Maital Savin presented “Our Hottest Illinois WC Top 5 Lists.”
 

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Jessica Rimkus presented at “An Overview of Orthopedic Workers’ Compensation Case Studies” at Hub 51.
 

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Rich Lenkov presented “Workers’ Compensation Fraud: What You Can Do About It” at the SEAK 35th Annual National Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Medicine Conference in Chicago.
 

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Michael Milstein presented “Trial & Appellate Procedures” at the Advanced Workers’ Compensation conference in Naperville, IL
 

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Daniel Cooper presented “Attorney Induced Disability Syndrome” webinar for CEU Institute.
 

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Rich Lenkov and Michael Milstein presented “Fighting Fraud Claims.”
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Rich Lenkov and Tim Alberts presented “Accident Denials.”
 

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Rich Lenkov, Michael Kelly (Senior Vice President, Director of Claims Operations, HUB Inernational New England) and Eric Spalsbury (Director, Risk Management, Stanley Steemer) presented “Negotiation Skills That Every Workers’ Compensation Proffesional Needs To Know” at the CLM 2015 Insurance Fraud & Workers’ Copmensation Conference in Boston, MA.
 

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Rich Lenkov presented “10 Things To Know About Workers’ Compensation In Mediated Settlements” for ADR Systems Mediations.
 

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Rich Lenkov , Alex Van Doren, (Sr. Commercial Analyst, Argo Insurance), Sean Downing, (Director of Litigation, CVS Caremark) and Natalie Troilo, (Claims Manager, Dick’s Sporting Goods), presented “What the Movies Can Teach You About Defending Workers’ Compensation Claims” at The CLM 2015 Annual Conference in Palm Desert.
 

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Justin Nestor and Kirsten Kaiser Kus presented at the Beyond Safety and Reliability Conference & Expo in Merrillville, IN.
 

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Rich Lenkov presented “10 Illinois Workers’ Compensation Cases In 10 Minutes” to the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association.
 

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Rich Lenkov and Jeanmarie Calcagno presented “Causation In Illinois Worker’s Compensation Claims.”
 

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Justin Nestor and Kirsten Kaiser Kus presented “Strategies and Tactics for Defending Indiana WC Claims.”
 

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Rich Lekov and Maital Savin presented “Employment Law for Workers’ Compensation Professionals” in Danville, IL for CEU Institute.
 

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Rich Lenkov ,Sherri Johnson (Senior Director of Corporate Claims, Interstate Hotels & Resorts) and Cameron Shirley (Director of Global Claims and Litigation Management at Starwood Hotels & Resorts) presented “General Liability and Workers’ Compensation Issues Unique to the Hotel Industry” at the CLM 2015 Retail, Restaurant & Hospitality Committee Conference in Orlando, FL.
 

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Storrs Downey and Maital Savin presented “10 Tricky Employment Termination Questions Answered.”
 

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The CLM Greater Chicago Chapter hosted “What Are They Thinking: Secrets Revealed From Risk Professionals.”
 

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Rich Lenkov presented “Trial Preparations” in Danville, IL for CEU Institute.
 

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Rich Lenkov and Leon Benson presented “AMA Ratings.”
 

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Rich Lenkov and Dave Menchetti presented “The Other Side: Perspectives On Various Workers’ Compensation Issues From A Petitioner’s Attorney.”
 

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Jeff Kehl presented “Exploiting the Internet for Pre-Suit Investigation.”
 

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Rich Lenkov presented “Top 10 Ways to Reduce Legal Expenses Now.”
 

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Bob Bramlette and Dan Cooper spoke at the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce’s Business Keys’ “Ask A Lawyer A Question.”
 

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Rich Lenkov and Tony May presented “Using Surveillance In Your Workers’ Compensation Claim.”
 

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Storrs Downey and Jeff Kehl presented “Spills, Thrills and Bills: The True Story Behind Illinois and Indiana Premises Liability Law.”
 

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Rich Lenkov and Jorge Rovelo presented “Illinois Workers’ Comepensation Legal Process: From Application to Appeal.”
 

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Rich Lenkov and Jessica Rimkus presented “Case Law Update”
 

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Rich Lenkov, Robert Baer and Grant Dixon presented “Point/Counterpoint: Key Workers’ Compensation Issues from the Perspective of an Employee Attorney and an Employer Attorney” at the CLM 2014 Workers’ Compensation Conference in Costa Mesa,Ca.
 

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Geoff Bryce and Terrence Madden presented “Insurance Coverage Webinar: Targeted Tender & Horizontal Exhaustion”
 

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Rich Lenkov and Dr. Gary Shapiro presented “Defending Back Pain Claims: A Medical & Legal Perspective.”
 

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Rich Lenkov spoke at the The 69th Annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference and 26th Annual Safety & Health Conference in Orlando.
 

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The CLM Greater Chicago Chapter held a networking BBQ. Attendees mingled while enjoying tender brisket and spun the sponsor wheel to win prizes
 

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Rich Lenkov and Dr. Yousuf Sayeed presented “Defending Pain Claims: A Medical & Legal Perspective.
 

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Rich Lenkov presented “Navigating the Constantly Changing Legal World: A Legal Update” at the Foodservice Industry Risk Management Association’s Chicago conference.
 

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Rich Lenkov and Storrs Downey presented “Subrogation Basics for Workers’ Compensation Professionals.”
 

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Rich Lenkov spoke at Sterling Education Services’ Workers’ Compensation Law and Practice seminar in Naperville, IL.
 

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Rich Lenkov and Jeanmarie Calcagno presented “Workers’ Compensation Negotiation Strategies.”
 

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Storrs Downey and Maital Savin presented “Risky Business: Drugs, Sexual Orientation And Guns In The Illinois Workplace
 

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Rich Lenkov presented “How to Avoid Letting Small Details Become Big Problems in Your Premises Liability Case” at the Claims & Litigation Management 2014 Retail, Restaurant and Hospitality Committee Mini-Conference in Dallas. Stay tuned for more details.
 

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Geoff Bryce spoke at Lorman Education Services’ Change Orders in Illinois Seminar at the University Center in Chicago,IL.
 

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Rich Lenkov and Michael Milstein presented “Permanent Partial Disability.”
 

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Rich Lenkov moderated the roundtable session entitled “Restaurant Liability: from A-Z” at the 2014 Claims & Litigation Management Annual Conference in Boca Raton.
 

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Storrs Downey moderated the roundtable discussion, “Non Workers’ Compensation Issues That Every Workers’ Compensation Practitioner Needs To Know.”
 

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Rich Lenkov presented “Illinois Workers’ Compensation Update” at a seminar in Dublin,Ohio.
 

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Associate Maital Savin presented at the WBOS Symposium at UIC Forum in Chicago.
 

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Rich Lenkov and Maital Savin presented “Employment Issues In Workers’ Compensation.”
 

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Rich Lenkov presented “10 Illinois Workers’ Compensation Cases You Need To Know.”
 

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Bryce Downey & Lenkov hosted the CLM Greater Chicago Chapter’s educational & networking event, “Top 10 Things You Need To Know About CMS.” The event was followed by a whiskey & food pairing.
 

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Jeff Kehl presented “NTSB Accident Investigations.”
 

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Justin Nestor presented “Turning the Tables: Using an Employee’s Actions as a Defense to Their Workers’ Compensation Claim” at the Beyond Safety 2014 Expo in Merrillville, IN.
 

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Tina Paries spoke at the ChicaGO Green 2014 Conference at the Donald. E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont,IL.
 

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On 10/17/13, the CLM Greater Chicago Chapter hosted a Halloween themed seminar at #1 rated haunted house, Asylum Xperiment in Villa Park.
 

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Associate Maital Savin spoke at the Illinois Spine and Scoliosis Center work comp educational dinner program at Topaz Cafe in Burr Ridge.
 

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Geoff Bryce presented ” Claims Against Contractors, Subcontractors and Manufacturers in Commercial Construction” at the IICLE’s Issues in Construction Litigation 2013 Seminar.
 

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Associate Michael Milstein spoke at Telework Summit 2013.
 

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Geoff Bryce rappelled down 27 stories to help raise awareness and funds for lung disease research, education and advocacy.
 

Illinois Workers' Compensation Defense lawyer Rich Lenkov presented at CLM 2013 Workers' Compensation Conference in Chicago

Storrs Downey co-presented “Employment Landmines in Workers’ Compensation” at the CLM 2013 Workers’ Compensation Conference in Chicago. Rich Lenkov co-presented “Stuff that Bugs Us: Litigation Do’s & Don’ts” with Cindy Slubowski, Senior Manager of Risk & Insurance at Kraft Foods.Rich Lenkov chaired a panel entitled “Illinois Workers’ Compensation Reform, 2 Years Later: Has Anything Really Changed?” at the CLM 2013 Workers’ Compensation Conference in Chicago.
 

Illinois Workers' Compensation defense attorneys are giving a free webinar on AMA guidelines in Illinois

AMA Ratings in Illinois have been around for 2 years however they are seldom used. Rich Lenkov, Dr. Craig Westin, Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon at the Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and Michael Milstein answered questions including: What kind of injuries merit obtaining a rating, who is qualified to perform the ratings, how is the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission using ratings, and is a rating the determinative factor when deciding permanency? For a copy of the presentation, please send an email to jklika@bdlfirm.com.
 

Rich Lenkov and Justin Nestor, Illinois and Indiana Workers' Compensation Defense Lawyers explain the differences between the two states


Illinois and Indiana are so close geographically but so far in terms of workers’ compensation systems. Rich Lenkov and Justin Nestor hosted a webinar “Illinois vs. Indiana: 5 Key Workers’ Compensation Issues And How Each State Deals With Them.” For a copy of the presentation, please send an email to jklika@bdlfirm.com.
 

1st Annual Agassiz Elementary School Parent vs. Teachers Dodgeball Duel


Rich Lenkov captained the parent’s team in the 1st Annual Agassiz Elementary School Parent vs. Teachers Dodgeball Duel. While the parent’s team was defeated 7-4, the event raised a significant amount of money for the public school and was enjoyed by all.
 

Attorney Rich Lenkov gave a free webinar on Preferred Provider Programs

Rich Lenkov and Darren Stahulak presented a free webinar on Preferred Provider Programs. Learn the rules surrounding them, the impacting items to consider and the positives and negatives of establishing PPP’s. For a copy of the presentation, email Jason Klika at jklika@bdlfirm.com.
 

Rich W. Lenkov presents Workers' Compensation Mock Trial

Rich Lenkov and Michael Milstein from Bryce Downey & Lenkov presented “Workers’ Compensation Mock Trial” followed by a discussion of the trial process and key issues involved in the claim.
 

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Rich Lenkov presented “PREMISES LIABILITY -The Big Three: Premises Liability Problems (and how to fix them!),” at the CLM Annual Conference in San Antonio.
 

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Several BDL employees courageously jumped into Lake Michigan to benefit the Special Olympics. To donate to this amazing cause, please click on the image to the left. To view a picture of our team, click here.
 

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15 members of BDL hustled up the stairs of the John Hancock building to raise money for respiratory health. If you would like to donate, click the image on the left. Click here to view a picture of our BDL team.
 

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Jeanne Hoffmann presented a workshop “Intellectual Property, Basics for Business” to the National Association of Professional Women. If you would like information on this workshop, contact her at jhoffmann@bdlfirm.com.
 

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Our Entertainment Law Dept co-sponsored “Monday On Main Street” at the Sundance Film Festival. This was one of the most popular events at the film festival, drawing a who’s who of the entertainment industry. Click here for some pictures from this event.