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New York CLE Seminar Series

November 5, 2008 from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm (EST)

Insurance coverage can be the linchpin of a company’s success or failure, especially with today’s heightened exposure to financial crises implicating directors and officers, theories of tort liability used in ways and against industries that would seem unimaginable, far-reaching consequences of natural disasters, and a patchwork of privacy and data security laws and regulations that create huge liability risk for businesses large and small.

The seminar discussed new features of today’s insurance coverage entanglements:

  • D&O coverage in light of heightened government investigations, litigation and enforcement arising from today’s financial crisis
  • Privacy and data security coverage is a key component of a saavy risk manager’s portfolio, but insurers have relied on confusion in the marketplace, hidden exclusions and claims-handling tactics, resulting in policyholders overlooking this key corporate asset.
  • With the inescapable implications of recent natural disasters, we have witnessed clients encounter nearly impassable circumventing by their corporate policy insurance carriers with respect to First Party Property and Casualty coverage claims.
  • A significant but underreported claim against corporations across many industries is public nuisance liability. Are you covered? We will provide tactics to help ensure that your company is protected from this wave of litigation that the plaintiffs’ bar has patterned after tobacco and asbestos suits.
In accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board, this non-transitional continuing legal education program is not approved for the newly admitted attorney within the first two years of admission to the Bar.