October 17, 2012 — Burns White Members Stuart T. O’Neal and Sheila M. Burke, and Associate Kara C. White were appointed to serve new board and committee positions of the Professional Liability Defense Federation (PLDF) at its annual conference in Chicago, Sept. 26-27, 2012.
With his term expiring on Dec. 31, 2012, Mr. O’Neal was recognized as Past President of the PLDF by its Managing Director, Chris Jensen and received an award for his service. During this event, Mr. O’Neal was appointed to the association’s 2013 board of directors as Past President.
Ms. Burke was selected to serve as Secretary of its board of directors effective January 2013 for a one-year term.
Ms. White was appointed as Chairwoman of the Medical Claims Committee of PLDF, where she has been a member for the last two years.
Also at the meeting, Ms. White and Mr. O’Neal presented on corporate theories of liability and its extension to various healthcare providers.