The California Workers’ Compensation & Risk Conference in Dana Point opened with a session featuring employers and stakeholders in the industry weighing in on the current state of California Workers’ Compensation and future outlook for 2015.  Panelists were moderator Mark Walls, VP Communications & Strategic Analysis at Safety National, William Zachry, VP of Risk Management at Safeway, Tim East, Director of Risk Management at The Walt Disney Company, Bill Mudge, President & CEO at WCIRB California, Kurt Leisure, VP of Risk Services/Asset Protection at the Cheesecake Factory, Seeta Ambati , Esq., (defense attorney) Partner at Laughlin, Falbo, Levy & Moresi, LLP, and James Butler, Esq., (plaintiff attorney) Attorney at Law at Butler Viadro LLP.

The panel began with a look at where California Workers’ Compensation is today:

Mark Walls



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