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Current Issues in D&O Liability and Insurance 2010 (6.10.10)

Throughout this decade, directors and officers of corporations have faced constantly increasing liability. These exposures have involved highly publicized situations, such as the collapse of venerable financial services institutions, and the sub-prime mortgage crisis. These events not only impacted “Wall Street” but also “Main Street”. The financial wherewithal of corporations, and their directors, officers, employees, investors and creditors continue to be at risk. Directors and officers, and corporate liability, insurance products address these exposures and are a key component of any corporation’s risk management plan. Our panel of professionals will provide their insights on the potential exposures facing directors and officers, the D&O marketplace, recent legal developments and the impact of policy interpretation and coverage on claim resolution. Topics to be discussed include:

  • D & O “101”: An Intro to Directors & Officers Liability & Insurance

  • Special Considerations in D & O Claims Handling

  • Impact of Corporate Bankruptcy on D & O Claims & Insurance

  • Do’s & Don’ts of D & O Coverage Litigation Read more


Insurance Law: The Basics (11.09.09)

Most commercial transactions and civil litigation have some insurance component. This program provides the nuts and bolts of New York Insurance law and is designed for attorneys who encounter insurance issues in their practice. The faculty of seasoned speakers will present practical information on issues that regularly arise, including policy application and rescission, reservation of rights, disclaimer of coverage and the defense and indemnity obligation, unfair claim settlement practices, and bad faith litigation. Read more



Mitigating Cross Border Risk: Credit & Political Risk Insurance (2.15.11)

Credit and political risk insurance is a valuable tool to mitigate risks of cross-border trade transactions. This program is designed for a wide range of professionals, including attorneys and in-house counsel for banks and corporations engaged in cross-border trade as well as insurance professionals. The program will provide an overview of credit and political risk insurance products. The distinguished panel made up of lawyers and underwriters will also focus on policy structure, regulatory issues and claims. Read more



Reinsurance & Regulations: Acquisitions of Insurance Assets & Risks (3.3.10)

The price paid to insure, self-insure or hedge the risks exposures of your company is subject to the underlying market for insurance assets and risks. That market, and the price of managing risks, comes down to reinsurance and regulations.


This program will bring together experts in buying, selling, packaging, warehousing and securitizing insurance assets and risks. Discussion topics will include:

  • the latest uses of reinsurance to sell a block of insurance business to another insurer and to sell insurance risks to institutional investors

  • the process of a holder selling policies to another holder

  • the current and expected regulatory environment, including new federal legislation, new state regulations, and new applications of traditional state regulations. Read more

Professional Liability & Legal Ethics: Preventing, Defending & Obtaining Insurance for Claims against Law Firms (3/1/11)

This program will address legal ethics violations and other issues that result in claims against firms.  At this program, a panel of experts will explore: risk management strategies to prevent claims, how to defend the law firm while complying with ethical duties to the firm’s clients, how to obtain insurance coverage for legal malpractice claims, and how to coordinate the defense and insurance strategies. Read more