The Council for Litigation Management (CLM) selected Joseph A. Starr as a panelist for a presentation entitled: "EPL Claims Handlers Can Work Together to Minimize Damages in Employment Cases." In this interactive session at CLM's Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA, in March 2011, four highly experienced defense and claims counsel will present ways to minimize damages in employment cases. The panel includes: Jason A. Fogg, Vice-President of Claims, Monitor Liability Managers; Gytis Gavelis, Specialty Claims Director, Catlin, Inc.; Benton J. Mathis, Jr., Managing Partner, Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP; and Mr. Starr. The panel will discuss common misconceptions about big damage cases, witness and insured credibility, mediation tactics, and tips for successful use of focus groups and mock trials. In addition, the panelists will share their strategies and best practices to reduce damages. Case studies will highlight key signs of high exposure cases, information needed by claims professionals to evaluate the likelihood of significant compensatory and punitive damage potential, how witness credibility and likeability may lead to surprises at trial and innovative strategies for settling difficult cases. For more information about the CLM Annual Conference, see: http://www.litmgmt.org/annual-conference.