Ms. Karen Painter Randall, Partner, Connell Foley LLP spoke on the subject, “PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY - "Warning! Pitfalls to Avoid in the Changing Technological Climate” - Technology Trends That Are Transforming the Insurance Industry and Practice of Law.” Held each spring, the CLM Annual Conference features more than 80 collaborative educational sessions and keynote presentations designed by industry professionals to help attendees gain the knowledge they need to be on the forefront of the industry. The 2014 CLM Annual Conference will be held in Boca Raton, FL from April 9 - 11.
Karen Painter Randall is a Partner and Chair, Professional Liability Practice Group at Connell Foley LLP. Ms. Randall provides counseling, representation and advocacy services to a wide range of professionals and businesses in complex litigation including: attorneys and judicial professional liability and legal malpractice, design professionals, pharmacists, architects/engineers, insurance agents and brokers, real estate brokers, agents and inspectors, financial institutions, security brokers and investment advisors, accountants, directors and officers and healthcare professionals in federal, state and before the United States Supreme Court. She also represents clients in complex litigation involving business litigation, media law, construction law, insurance law, product liability and tort law. She is also Chair of the firm’s Director & Officer Practice Groups. Ms. Randall is a veteran trial attorney in both state and federal courts. The Supreme Court of New Jersey, Board on Trial Attorney Certification designated Ms. Randall a Certified Civil Trial Attorney in 1992, 1999, 2006 and 2012 in recognition of her trial and professional accomplishments. Ms. Randall is admitted to practice law in the United States Supreme Court, US District Court for the District Court of NJ, US District Court of Appeals, Third Circuit and State of New Jersey. In 2011, Ms. Randall was involved in the preparation and submission of a Petition for Writ of Certiorari to the United States Supreme Court on an issue of national significance involving the Fair Debt Collection Practice Act. She appeared for argument before the US Solicitor General, FTC and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington, DC after four US Supreme Court Justices voted to seek the United States' view on the issue presented in the Petition.
Ms. Randall clerked for the Honorable Richard W. Riley, former Governor, State of South Carolina from 1982 to 1984. She also served as law clerk to the Honorable J. Emmet Cassidy, Presiding Judge, Law Division, Bergen County, NJ from 1984 to 1985.
Ms. Randall has been repeatedly tapped for key leadership positions by state and national organizations. These appointments underscore her reputation for professional excellence and integrity. Key appointments and service include: the American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Professional Liability Leadership Committee), American Bar Association Section of Insurance Coverage (Chair - Emerging Issues, Chair, Professional Liability and Chair, Director and Officers), New Jersey State Bar Association (Chair - Insurance Benefits), Bergen County Bar Association (Judicial Performance Committee), Defense Research Institute (Advisory Board and Steering Committee), USLAW Network, Inc. (National Chair; Chair - Professional Liability Leadership Committee, Diversity Committee, Women’s USLAW Steering Committee), Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (N.J. State Chair) and National Association of Women Lawyers (National Mentor).
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