The awards, accomplishments, speaking engagements and news of the distinguished faculty of the Insurance Law Center at the University of Connecticut School of Law:
Professor Peter Kochenburger, Executive Director of the Insurance LLM Program and Deputy Director of the Insurance Law Center, has been named to the newly created Consumer Protection Task Force, a group within New York's Department of Financial Services that will further it's mission to protect consumers by providing formal input on the department’s consumer engagement, policy development and research. One of the task force's first priorities will be to help the Department of Financial Services to build support for and implement consumer protections, including measures to strengthen regulatory oversight of debt collectors, cracking down on elder financial abuse, increased access to affordable banking services, and strengthening the state’s consumer protection laws. Members were selected based on their experience and expertise in the areas of economic justice, housing, health and debt collection, and advocacy on behalf of communities throughout New York.
Professor Sachin Pandya served as a working-paper discussant at the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools on Jan. 4, 2020, at a panel titled, "New and Emerging Voices in Workplace Law." It was jointly sponsored by the Association of American Law Schools sections on employment discrimination law and on labor relations and employment law.
Professor Joseph MacDougald '96, executive director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Law, received a 2019 Excellence in Energy Award from the Connecticut Power & Energy Society on Dec. 11, 2019. The award, which recognized MacDougald for his influence in shaping the Connecticut energy landscape, was presented at the society's annual holiday party at the Connecticut Science Center on Dec. 11, 2019.
Professor Alexandra D. Lahav will speak at the Litigation and Remedies Joint Program at the 2020 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Schools in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 4, 2020. She will moderate a panel discussion on how voting rights remedies are administered, their timing and their limitations.