Featured Industry Speakers
Mediator and Arbitrator at The Mediation Group, LLC
Michael is a civil mediator and arbitrator with The Mediation Group that has spent over 25 years litigating high-stakes civility lawsuits, primarily in the transportation industry. Before joining The Mediation Group, Michael was a partner with Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary, one of the largest transportation-dedicated law firms in the country.
In recognition of his achievements, Michael was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2021. Previously, he served as Chairman of the American College of Transportation Attorneys, which consists of the country’s 30 most preeminent transportation litigators. Currently, Michael is a frequent speaker at national conferences, commentator on national radio shows, and author of dozens of published articles on litigation.
Vice President of Safety Policy at the American Trucking Association (ATA)
Dan Horvath is the Vice President of Safety Policy at the American Trucking Association. Dan joined ATA in March of 2018 after more than five years as Director of Compliance and Safety at TransForce Inc. Prior to that role, Dan was an FMCSA auditor, examining new commercial carriers for regulatory compliance.
In Dan’s role with the ATA, he represents the ATA and its safety agenda before federal and state government regulators and various non-governmental organizations. Dan, a proud CDL holder, is a 2017 graduate of the LEAD ATA program, a long-time volunteer at the National Truck Driving Championships, and serves on multiple committees with the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance.
Principal, Civil Litigator at Franklin & Prokopik, PC
Andrew is a senior principal at Franklin & Prokopik and has an impressive record of favorable outcomes in his practice areas including commercial transportation. Andrew serves as General Counsel to the Maryland Motor Truck Association, MD Movers’ Council, and the MD Motor Coach Association. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Baltimore Law School.
Andrew is highly involved in the trucking industry, serving as Vice President of the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA), former Chair of the American Bar Association’s Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee, and frequent featured speaker at the Arkansas Trucking Seminar and Defense Research Institute.
Hosted accommodations will be provided by DMC at the luxurious Hotel Carmichael, and all forum programming will be held within the venue’s lavishly designed meeting spaces. Located in downtown Carmel, just north of Indianapolis, and part of the Marriot Autograph Collection, Hotel Carmichael is an architectural masterpiece that inspires a journey through history with all the modern-day amenities you desire. Acclaimed dining, refined gathering spaces, and daily live music define your stay at this boutique hotel. Learn More.
Colts vs. Jaguars Game
Starting with an all-inclusive, VIP pre-game tailgate and leading to 100-level group seating at one of the highest-rated NFL stadiums in the nation, this will be an unrivaled gameday experience. The Colts take on the Jaguars in Week 10 for their first of two meetings this season. The Jaguars hired former Florida and Ohio State title-winning coach Urban Meyer to pair with No. 1 overall pick Trevor Lawrence. Colts picked up quarterback Carson Wentz in the off-season, and there is a great deal of anticipation to see him back with his former offensive coordinator, Frank Reich. Coming off a split season in 2020, this should be a great match-up!
Approximate view from the group seats.
VIP tailgate experience directly next to the stadium.
Indoor/outdoor venue ideal for any weather conditions.
Programming for the forum will be split between Monday, November 15th and Tuesday, November 16th. The event will conclude at 1:00 PM on Tuesday. To accommodate and respect the time of our attendees, we will be incorporating breaks throughout the daily programming to allow for business needs to be met.
The forum agenda will consist of topics that will help our partners tackle challenges in their operations and identify meaningful insights. Details on the format and agenda for the event will be added to this page closer to the event.
DMC Insurance plans to adhere to all CDC and local health department recommendations regarding COVID-19. Plans for the Safety Forum are subject to change in the event of new guidelines and restrictions. Please contact us directly if you have specific questions or concerns on this matter.
Please RSVP by October 1st.
This event is invitation only and space will be limited. Please RSVP as soon as you are able to hold your spot. We will follow up with additional details and accommodations requests closer to the event. Please contact Lisa at email@example.com with any questions.