Thank you for your interest in the 25th Annual Conference and Anniversary Celebration.

We look forward to seeing you next year in Philadelphia, PA.

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

The wait is over! Registration for the 2019 Fidelity Law Association Annual Conference is now open.

All details, including the Conference program, hotel information and registration specifics can be found here on our website. You should also receive a copy of our brochure by USPS and may also download a copy here on our website.

Michael Keeley of Clark Hill Strasburger and Matt Kalin of Travelers have planned a cutting-edge CLE program, plus a celebration befitting our Silver Anniversary, that you will not want to miss. The individual topics to be addressed throughout the day include:

  • Apportioning Social Engineering Losses
  • Fraudulent Invoice and Kickback Schemes
  • Bond Coverage for Public Employees
  • Important Rules of Policy Construction
  • Key Exclusions and Use of Riders
  • Fidelity Law Survey
  • Panel discussion of the important trends in the fidelity industry over the last 25 years

Supervisory Special Agent Timothy Russell of the FBI’s Criminal Cyber Squad, will provide an update on cybercrimes and, importantly and very interestingly, the dark web and its effect on cybercrime.

As part of our celebration, the FLA will be providing everyone a fully searchable thumb drive containing each and every one of the FLA’s 25 Journals from 1994 to the present, as well as a special anniversary mug. And there will of course be an anniversary cake, balloons, and other surprises.

As in past years, we are applying for Continuing Education (CE) and Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit.

Following our Conference, the ABA TIPS Fidelity and Surety Law Committee’s will present its fidelity program on Thursday and Friday, November 7 and 8, 2018, also at the Hilton Boston Back Bay Hotel. Please contact the ABA directly for more information.

I hope you will join us in Boston to learn about the most recent developments in fidelity insurance and network with your peers.


Robert Olausen
The Fidelity Law Association

After consulting with our membership and sponsors, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 Fidelity Law Association Conference that was to be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on November 4, 2020.  As I am sure everyone will agree, the safety and health of our members is of the upmost importance.  We are deeply disappointed that we will be unable to hold this event and connect with everyone in person this year.  But as Benjamin Franklin once said, out of adversity comes opportunity, and the FLA remains committed to providing industry leading education to our membership.

I am happy to report that we will continue our 25-year tradition of publishing the FLA Journal. This year’s journal will feature shorter articles surrounding the theme of the “Who, What, Where, Why, and When” of fidelity claims. I would personally like to thank Mike Keeley and all of our authors for stepping forth during this challenging time.  In addition, to stay connected and provide continuing education to our membership, we are exploring options to deliver a webinar or possibly a series of webinars.  Webinars will provide us a unique opportunity to connect with industry professionals who otherwise might not have been able to attend our conference.  I will share additional details in the coming months, or you can visit our website at for further updates as they become available.

Finally, I would be remiss if I didn’t thank this year’s co-chairs, Sam Arena and Ayanna Mishoe-Brooker, for all of their work in planning the conference.  On behalf of the FLA Executive Committee, I appreciate your understanding and look forward to seeing everyone in 2021.

Bob Flowers
FLA President