SBCBA Employment Law Section Presents: “Understanding the Nuts and Bolts of Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI)”

When: November 10th, 2022 at 12:00 PM (Lunch included)

Where: Santa Barbara School of Law – Library

MCLE: 1.0 Hours (General)

About the Event: Employment-related claims have exploded in recent years and can pose an existential risk, particularly for small employers. Statistics suggest employment-related lawsuits represent at least one fifth of all suits filed in the US, and three out of four companies will face an allegation of employment practices liability.

One-way employers can manage the risk and cost posed by this growing trend is to purchase Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI). However, while EPLI unquestionably offers protections, it is crucial for employers (and their counsel) to possess a minimum understanding of this product, including limitations of coverage, deductibles, choice of counsel and other important provisions. This approved 1-hour MCLE presentation will provide an understanding of the nuts and bolts of EPLI.


  • Alex Craigie, Esq. The Law Offices of Alex Craigie

Alex is an AV-Preeminent rated lawyer who practices exclusively employment law on behalf of business entities. His top priority is ensuring his clients are never targeted by employment claims through careful advice and counseling. When claims or lawsuits arise, however, he calls upon his 29+ years of experience as a top-tier national trial lawyer to reach the best possible outcome for business clients, with particular attention to controlling both defense costs and risk.

  • Ken Newendorp, Brashears & Newendorp Insurance Agency

Ken is an insurance professional with over 12 years’ experience helping clients understand how to avoid or mitigate the risks of running a business through insurance products. He specializes in property and casualty insurance products, including EPLI insurance. A Santa Barbara native, Ken graduated from UC Santa Barbara and holds a Masters degree in Organizational Management.

Price: $25 SBCBA Members/$35 Non-Members (Lunch included)

Contact Information/R.S.V.P.: Please RSVP by November 7, 2022 to: Alex Craigie, The Law Offices of Alex Craigie, 1482 East Valley Road, Suite 511, Santa Barbara, CA 93108,, (805) 845-1752.