The Marriott Marquis San Diego

It was my pleasure last week to attend the annual PLUS Conference, this year held in San Diego. It was great to be back at a live PLUS event again and to see so many colleagues from around the industry. As always, the PLUS staff did an amazing job organizing the event, and the turnout was great as well. It was also great to be back in San Diego. It was a little bit cool and it rained on Tuesday but despite that San Diego was still beautiful. It was great to see many old friends and to make new friends as well.


Here are just a few of the many pictures I took or that were taken for me during the conference and while I was in San Diego.


Here I am with Dan Standish of the Wiley law firm, Pat Kelly of ADR Services, and Dan Bailey of the Bailey Cavalieri law firm. At the conference’s opening meeting, Dan Bailey, one of the absolute titans of the D&O industry, was awarded the PLUS1 award. Congratulations to Dan for this well-deserved honor.



With Connor Weaver of AIG, Dave Williams of Liberty Mutual Insurance, and Dan Standish of the Wiley law firm


With Carl Metzger of the Goodwin Proctor law firm


With Sarah Voutyras of the Skaryzynski Black law firm. From my conversation with Sarah, I understand that getting her picture with me in The D&O Diary may rank as one of her important life accomplishments. (Just kidding, Sarah, I am glad we got a chance to meet at the conference).


With Sarah Yip of AIG Canada and Chiara Tondi Resta of the Wiley law firm


With Lena Serpico of HUB International. Although Lena is a big fan of The D&O Diary, she admonished me that I need to write more about private company D&O. OK, Lena!



With Nicole McAuley of the Forbes Chochlaw Leon law firm in Toronto. Nicole is active in the PLUS Canadian chapter. Nicole was one of the recipients of the 2022 PLUS Emerging Leader Award. Congrats to Nicole!


With my good friend Yera Patel of Inigo, in London. I always have to have my picture taken with Yera. (Yera, this is a much better picture of the two of us!)


At the reception on Tuesday evening, this group of young conference attendees approached me and asked to take have their picture taken with me. It was great meeting them and talking to them — for each of them, it was their first PLUS Conference. From left to right Haocheng Guo of Starr Companies; David Lim of Starr Companies; Jose Rosas of Lockton; me; Jordan Cocom of Lockton; Trent Harris of Lockton; Luis Villadolid, of Lockton; Liz Marohn of Lockton; and Riley Collins of Starr Companies.



Sunset viewed from the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


Some Bonus Pictures: After the Conference ended, my wife and I spent the weekend in La Jolla, California, just north of San Diego. What a beautiful place!


On the beach at La Jolla Shores.


Along the cliffs in La Jolla.


A view from the cliffs in La Jolla.


At Torrey Pines State Park.


Another view at Torrey Pines.