OneBeacon Government Risks to Speak at the 2016 CLM Annual Conference

Emily Portocarrero
April 5, 2016

Sarah Schmitz, Claims Examiner for OneBeacon Insurance Group will speak at the CLM Annual Conference, which will be held at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, April 6-8. Her session is titled, “Municipal Law - Clearing the Smoke on Medical Marijuana in Employment.”

Sarah R. Schmitz is a Claims Attorney at OneBeacon Government Risks at its headquarters in Plymouth, Minnesota. She currently handles a wide range of claims including employment, law enforcement, and public officials errors and omissions claims brought against municipal entities. In her seven years with OneBeacon, Schmitz has also handled legal malpractice, real estate errors and omissions, employment and directors and officer’s claims.   
Prior to OneBeacon, Schmitz practiced at Minneapolis-based Meagher & Geer, LLP, where she focused her practice on insurance coverage and real estate. Schmitz also served two terms on the Minnetonka Planning Commission.
Additionally, Schmitz is a past panelist and presenter at Claims Litigation Management National Conference (CLM), Professional Liability Research Bureau (PLRB) Regional Conferences, and the American Conference Institute National EPL Seminar, and National PRIMA. Schmitz has also co-authored portions of the Minnesota Insurance Law Deskbook and authored articles in Claims Magazine, Public Risk Management Association and the Hennepin County Lawyer.
Schmitz graduated cum laude from Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. During law school, Schmitz served as an editor of the Hamline Law Review and published Preventing Mudslinging in Chambers: Alternatives After the Demise of the Announce Clause in Republican Party of Minnesota v. White.  

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