D&O Liability Insurance

Underwriting, Claims and Coverage Strategies for Minimizing Risk in a Volatile Market

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

About

It’s been a very eventful year for the D&O insurance industry. Securities litigation jumped in 2007 with the subprime mortgage crisis and a volatile stock market, while settlement averages hit a new high of over 33 million in 2007 – excluding the Enron and Tyco mega-settlements. And, as more companies are affected by subprime fallout, lawsuits are bound to continue to spike throughout 2008. Recent decisions such as Tellabs and JDS Uniphase are making waves…top plaintiff securities lawyers faced criminal prosecution, leading to guilty pleas and indictments…climate change disclosure issues have gained increasing significance...the list goes on and on.

To help you stay on top of all the changes and challenges, ACI has developed this publication from our 14th Annual D&O Liability Insurance conference. We’ve assembled a top faculty of insurance industry insiders, and advisors, to give you the tools you need to deal with challenging times in the industry.

Contents & Contributors

About

It’s been a very eventful year for the D&O insurance industry. Securities litigation jumped in 2007 with the subprime mortgage crisis and a volatile stock market, while settlement averages hit a new high of over 33 million in 2007 – excluding the Enron and Tyco mega-settlements. And, as more companies are affected by subprime fallout, lawsuits are bound to continue to spike throughout 2008. Recent decisions such as Tellabs and JDS Uniphase are making waves…top plaintiff securities lawyers faced criminal prosecution, leading to guilty pleas and indictments…climate change disclosure issues have gained increasing significance...the list goes on and on.

To help you stay on top of all the changes and challenges, ACI has developed this publication from our 14th Annual D&O Liability Insurance conference. We’ve assembled a top faculty of insurance industry insiders, and advisors, to give you the tools you need to deal with challenging times in the industry.

Contents & Contributors

SIDE A/DIC: NEW STRATEGIES FOR OVERCOMING COVERAGE COMPLICATIONS
Mary Craig Calkins, Howrey LLP (Los Angeles, CA)

AVOIDING THE STOCKADE: PERSPECTIVES FROM OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS AT TRIAL
Michael J. Shepard, Heller Ehrman (San Francisco, CA)

TEN LESSONS LEARNED
Jordan Eth, Morrison Foerster (San Francisco, CA)

HOW GLOBAL IS YOUR D&O PROGRAM?
Keith Thomas, Zurich North America (New York, NY)

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR GLOBAL D&O COVERAGE & CLAIMS
Megan Colwell, Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. (San Francisco, CA)

RECENT SEC ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS
Alexander M. Vasilescu, Securities and Exchange (New York, NY)

STRATEGIES AND TACTICS TO MAXIMIZE THE VALUE OF D&O INSURANCE
William G. Passannante, Anderson Kill & Olick, P.C. (New York, NY)

GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE AND D&O INSURANCE
Kevin LaCroix, OakBridge Insurance Services (Beachwood, OH)

GLOBAL WARMING – ARE D&OS IN THE HOT SEAT?
Dan Bailey, Bailey Cavalieri LLC (Columbus, OH)



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