The firm is pleased to announce the addition of Joseph Pleasant as senior counsel for the firm. Joe brings 25 years of subrogation experience to the table and we are excited that he is part of our team. Joe and Susan have been chosen to speak at the NASP Annual Conference in Marcos Island, Florida in November on “Maximizing Recoveries on Automobile Product Defect Claims.” Too often, automobile product defect claims are overlooked as potential subrogation. One looks to a responsible third-party driver to seek reimbursement, but in many instances, a vehicle accident or loss is due to a defect in the vehicle. A thorough investigation and preservation of evidence is required in order to establish a claim against the vehicle manufacturer, dealership and/or supplier to protect subrogation rights. This session will detail how to conduct a thorough investigation at the outset and what is needed to ascertain all responsible parties. The panel will also discuss how to preserve the vehicle that is cost-effective for the claim. The panel will also discuss current defects to watch for as well as how the growth of electric car sales may result in a host of new risks and claim scenarios for manufacturers, dealerships, suppliers and insurers. Finally, the session will discuss how class actions and recalls of vehicles may affect subrogation rights.