The pandemic has wreaked havoc on Alaska’s economy and businesses are scrambling to keep up with ever-changing, and sometimes conflicting, public health guidelines. Currently, the threat of expensive and unexpected virus-related litigation makes doing business uncertain. COVID business liability protection would provide assurance that, if businesses take reasonable health precautions, they will be held harmless from further damage due to the pandemic.
Join Alaska Policy Forum for a virtual panel and Q&A on COVID business liability protection with three distinguished guests from state and national organizations:
- Robert Alt, President & CEO of The Buckeye Institute
- Matt Fullenbaum, Director of Legislation of the American Tort Reform Association
- Justin Owen, President & CEO of the Beacon Center of Tennessee
These experts have a wealth of information to share about the positive impacts and nuances of COVID business liability protection and will share experiences pioneering this legislation. This 45-minute webinar will take place on Tuesday, February 16, at 1PM AKST/5PM EST. Click here to register and guarantee your spot in what promises to be an exciting conversation about reviving confidence to do business – and reviving Alaska’s economy.
Our Guest Speakers
Robert Alt is President and CEO of The Buckeye Institute in Columbus, Ohio. He is a distinguished scholar with particular expertise in legal policy including criminal justice, national security, and constitutional law. Previously, Alt was a director at The Heritage Foundation’s Center for Legal and Judicial Studies under former U.S. Attorney General Ed Meese. In 2004, Mr. Alt spent five months in Iraq as a war correspondent. He is also an avid mountaineer, who has successfully climbed two of the World’s Seven Summits.
Matt Fullenbaum is Director of Legislation of the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA), a national coalition of non-profit organizations, professional societies, trade associations and corporations working through in-state coalitions to bring fairness and efficiency to the civil justice system. In his role at ATRA, Matt manages the Association’s legislative programs and task forces. Matt earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from The George Washington University.
Justin Owen is president & CEO of the Beacon Center of Tennessee, the state’s premier free market think tank. Among Beacon’s achievements include comprehensive tort reform in 2012 and more recently COVID liability reform during the 2020 legislative session. Justin received his law degree from the University of Memphis and is licensed to practice law in Tennessee.