11th Annual

D&O Liability Insurance

Learn to Minimize Your Risk of Loss in the Challenging D&O Market

Thursday, June 16, 2005

About

Last year 238 shareholder class action suits were filed in federal courts and mean settlements were $27.1 million per case. With institutional investors taking an increasingly proactive approach, being-or insuring-a Director or Officer is riskier than ever before.

And, with recent settlements holding Directors personally liable and the increasing frequency of rescission, it is imperative that insureds and insurers obtain a comprehensive understanding of the latest developments concerning market trends and regulations. Are you prepared to handle these new challenges impacting D&O coverage?

The American Conference Institute's D&O Liability Insurance publication will provide invaluable perspectives, insights, and expertise regarding the following issues currently affecting D&O insurance:

  • Latest developments on recent settlements and pending cases concerning Directors' personal liability
  • Impact of insurer rescission actions on policy severability clauses
  • Practical advice on how to negotiate the most favorable policy terms-for carriers and insureds
  • How will increasing government and criminal investigations impact the claims process?
  • Critical updates from a senior government official on the latest SEC enforcement actions
  • Contents & Contributors

    About

    Last year 238 shareholder class action suits were filed in federal courts and mean settlements were $27.1 million per case. With institutional investors taking an increasingly proactive approach, being-or insuring-a Director or Officer is riskier than ever before.

    And, with recent settlements holding Directors personally liable and the increasing frequency of rescission, it is imperative that insureds and insurers obtain a comprehensive understanding of the latest developments concerning market trends and regulations. Are you prepared to handle these new challenges impacting D&O coverage?

    The American Conference Institute's D&O Liability Insurance publication will provide invaluable perspectives, insights, and expertise regarding the following issues currently affecting D&O insurance:

  • Latest developments on recent settlements and pending cases concerning Directors' personal liability
  • Impact of insurer rescission actions on policy severability clauses
  • Practical advice on how to negotiate the most favorable policy terms-for carriers and insureds
  • How will increasing government and criminal investigations impact the claims process?
  • Critical updates from a senior government official on the latest SEC enforcement actions
  • Contents & Contributors


    THE IMPACT OF RECENT SETTLEMENTS MANDATING DIRECTORS' CONTRIBUTION OF PERSONAL ASSETS ON THE D&O MARKETPLACE
    Steve Shappell, Aon Financial Services Group

    TWO PARABLES AND INSTRUCTIONS TO UNDERWRITERS
    William Redington, American Reinsurance Company

    GOVERNANCE LINKED D&O COVERAGE
    John Friedland, International Journal of Disclosure and Governance
    Srikant Datar, M.D., Harvard Business School
    Michael Alles, Rutgers Business School

    THE UNSETTLED AND EVOLVING WORLD OF D&O INSURANCE: HOW CURRENT CLAIMS TRENDS AND MARKET TRENDS CREATE A CHALLENGING ENVIRONMENT FOR D&O UNDERWRITERS
    Michael W. Early, Chicago Underwriting Group, Inc.

    THE CURRENT STATE OF INDIVIDUAL LIABILITY OF DIRECTORS AFTER WORLDCOM AND ENRON
    Lawrence Fine, AIG Domestic Claims, Inc.

    VANISHING D&O POLICIES
    Timothy W. Burns, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg, LLP

    TRYING SECURITIES CLASS ACTIONS IN THE POST-ENRON ERA
    Robert P. Varian, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP

    D&O LIABILITY: SETTLEMENT TRENDS AND DYNAMICS
    R. Patrick White, Buckley King
    William E. Chung, Buckley King

    SECURITIES LITIGATOR SURVEY
    Paul Ferrillo, Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP

    RECENT SEC FINANCIAL FRAUD AND ACCOUNTING CASES
    Alexander M. Vasilescu, Securities and Exchange Commission

    CERTAIN TOPICAL ISSUES IN D&O LIABILITY INSURANCE
    James A. Skarzynski, Boundas, Skarzynski, Walsh & Black, LLC
    John E. Black, Jr., Boundas, Skarzynski, Walsh & Black, LLC
    Cecilia W. Kaiser, Boundas, Skarzynski, Walsh & Black, LLC
    David M. Finz, Beecher Carlson Holdings Inc.

    THE NEW RULES OF RESCISSION
    Daniel Aronowitz, President, Ullico Insurance Group

    POLICYHOLDERS' CHECKLIST TO AVOID RESCISSION AND INCREASE D&O PROTECTIONS
    Mary Craig Calkins, Howrey, Simon, Arnold & White

    HOW TO AVOID THE NIGHTMARE OF D&O INSURANCE RESCISSION CLAIM
    Steven R. Smith, Bryan Cave, LLP



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