2014 PLUS D&O Symposium

2014 PLUS Directors and Officers Liability Symposium


 Start Date - End Date

January 28, 2014 - January 29, 2014

Registration Deadline

Monday, January 27, 2014



The Professional Liability Underwriting Society is pleased to present the 2014 D&O Symposium.
 

PLEASE NOTE: ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. You may register on-site at the PLUS registration desk, located on the 6th floor. The desk will be open on
Monday, January 27 from 2pm to 5pm
Tuesday, January 28 from 7:30am to 5pm
and Wednesday, January 29 from 7:45am to 4pm.



We have designed the Symposium as an intermediate to advanced program, addressing the significant D&O liability issues affecting the legal and insurance market.  Insurance professionals and attorneys will gain valuable insight into the most recent developments in D&O liability trends.
 
Registration is now available for this event - assure your space at the premier D&O event by registering today!
 
This event takes place during Super Bowl week in New York, and hotel room availability is extremely limited. PLUS has reserved a limited number of rooms at the Marriott Marquis hotel (1535 Broadway, New York, NY).  If you need lodging during the Symposium, please contact the Marriott Reservations Department by telephone at 877-303-0104 or 212-398-1900 and indicate that you are part of the PLUS block to secure our special room rate of $265 + taxes.
 
You can also reserve a room online at the following link:
 
 
This special rate is only available until January 14, and rooms are going fast, so complete your hotel reservation today!

Tags: Directors & OfficersDirectors & Officers; Private/Non-ProfitPrivate/Non-Profit; Public EntityPublic Entity

Registration Fees

Price Description Amount
Non-Member Regular Registration $1275.00
Non-Member Early Registration $1150.00
Member Regular Registration $1025.00
Member Early Registration $895.00

Available Functions

Tuesday - January 28
9:00 am - 10:15 am
  Securities Class Action Litigation Update
While the liability exposures of public companies and their directors and officers for management decisions continues to evolve and change, shareholder securities class action litigation remains the single biggest exposure these parties face. This panel, with both plaintiff and defense representation, will focus on shareholder securities class actions brought pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Securities Act of 1933. The panel will discuss recent trends in filings, dismissals and settlements of these claims. It will also discuss recent legal trends and court rulings, including whether the foundational “fraud on the market presumption” might be in jeopardy.
10:30 am - 11:45 am
  Not Just Securities Class Actions: Regulatory Actions, Derivative Actions and Breach of Fiduciary Claims
One of the most noteworthy trends in corporate and securities litigation in recent years has been the changing mix of litigation, characterized by the increasing importance of shareholder derivative litigation and breach of fiduciary duty claims. Regulatory and enforcement actions have also become increasingly important. This panel will explore the ways these “other” types of corporate and securities claims have changed in recent years as well as the changing environment for regulatory enforcement actions. The panel will emphasize the significance of these changes and the implications that these changes have for the liabilities of directors and officers, and for their insurers.
11:45 am - 1:45 pm
  Luncheon Keynote Address "Managing a Crisis in Real Time" with Ed G. Hochuli, Partner, Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C and NFL Referee
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
  Flag Down: When D&O Coverage Issues Complicate Settlement Plays
This panel session will explore the reasons why D&O coverage issues involving large commercial accounts are becoming increasingly contentious and difficult to resolve, even as D&O insurance has become a mature risk transfer product. Attendees will hear from experienced insurer and policyholder representatives directly involved in D&O coverage negotiations and claims resolutions on the traditional and new ways in which these difficult coverage issues arise and are resolved, and the types of factual scenarios most likely to generate these kinds of disputes. The panelists will also opine on ways to reduce or avoid these kinds of conflicts through risk management, underwriting and claims strategies.
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
  International D&O: What Does "Football" Mean to You?
While the game is different around the globe and can be played with; 3 downs, a round ball or “aussie rules” it makes for a good spectator sport in whichever form. This session will explore D&O trends outside of the United States. The panel will look at the state of securities litigation in the three most active jurisdictions; Canada, Australia and Europe, as well as the global rise in regulatory enforcement actions. Industry experts and defense and coverage counsel will provide their views on what is driving the litigation trends and the effect on the International D&O market.
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  Networking Reception
Wednesday - January 29
9:00 am - 10:15 am
  Private / Non-Profit D&O: The New Red Zone for Plaintiff Attorneys?
This session will explore the ongoing trend of increased claims activity in the private/non-profit D & O market. The panel will discuss specific scenarios that are leading to litigation in the space. The panel will also discuss the current state of the private/non-profit D & O market, touching on underwriting considerations, coverage requests/grants and premium trends.
10:30 am - 11:45 am
  The Current IPO Environment: West Coast Offense or Traditional Game?
The IPO market is once again hot but does that translate into good fortunes for D&O underwriters and brokers? This session will focus on the D&O risks associated with IPOs. We’ll review some of the macroeconomic and regulatory forces that are impacting the current environment and discuss claims and what may be around the corner.
11:45 am - 1:45 pm
  Luncheon Keynote Address "Challenges and Opportunities for (Re)insurance in 2014" with Michael S. McGavick, Chief Executive Officer, XL Group plc
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
  After the Credit Crisis - Kicking Off a New Era of FI Underwriting
This session will explore the Financial Institutions landscape in the post Credit Crisis years, touching on a number of issues facing brokers and underwriters in today’s market. Attendees will hear from Financial Institution insurance brokerage and underwriting leaders, whose customers are faced with navigating a more complex and vigilant regulatory environment, managing emerging risks and on-going litigation, and developing an operating platform capable of withstanding the types of systemic events that have plagued the space for the past decade. The panel will discuss their view on key strategies for the successful management of issues impacting customers from several Financial Institution subsegments.
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
  Emerging D&O Issues and the Evolving Marketplace: "Coaches Corner"
As global D&O exposures continue to emerge, market offerings and insureds’ priorities evolve, trying to keep pace with new and growing risks. This discussion will explore key considerations for D&O insurance buyers, brokers and insurers as they all strive to balance coverage and costs over the long term.

Speakers

NameOrganizationSpeaking At
Alan D'Silva (PANELIST) Stikeman Elliott LLP  International D&O: What Does "Football" Mean to You?
Ann Longmore (PANELIST) MMA, NE  Emerging D&O Issues and the Evolving Marketplace: "Coaches Corner"
Anthony Fowler (PANELIST) The Hartford Financial Lines  Flag Down: When D&O Coverage Issues Complicate Settlement Plays
Beth Goldberg (PANELIST) Northwell Health  Private / Non-Profit D&O: The New Red Zone for Plaintiff Attorneys?
Brenda Shelly (MODERATOR) Marsh USA LLC  Emerging D&O Issues and the Evolving Marketplace: "Coaches Corner"
Carolyn Polikoff (MODERATOR) Woodruff-Sawyer & Company  The Current IPO Environment: West Coast Offense or Traditional Game?
Chris Warrior (PANELIST) Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance  Emerging D&O Issues and the Evolving Marketplace: "Coaches Corner"
Dale Chow (MODERATOR)   International D&O: What Does "Football" Mean to You?
Dan Bailey (PANELIST) Bailey Cavalieri LLC  Emerging D&O Issues and the Evolving Marketplace: "Coaches Corner"
Edward Moresco (PANELIST) Allied World Assurance Company  International D&O: What Does "Football" Mean to You?
Fred Cooper (PANELIST) Sompo International  After the Credit Crisis - Kicking Off a New Era of FI Underwriting
John Burrows (PANELIST) AXA XL  After the Credit Crisis - Kicking Off a New Era of FI Underwriting
John Benedetto (PANELIST) Berkley Professional Liability  The Current IPO Environment: West Coast Offense or Traditional Game?
John McCarrick (MODERATOR) Robinson & Cole  Flag Down: When D&O Coverage Issues Complicate Settlement Plays
Jordan Eth (MODERATOR) Morrison & Foerster  Securities Class Action Litigation Update
Joseph Finnerty (PANELIST) DLA Piper LLP (US)  Not Just Securities Class Actions: Regulatory Actions, Derivative Actions and Breach of Fiduciary Claims
Kevin LaCroix (MODERATOR) RT ProExec  Not Just Securities Class Actions: Regulatory Actions, Derivative Actions and Breach of Fiduciary Claims
Kevin Gadbois (PANELIST) Great American Insurance Group  Private / Non-Profit D&O: The New Red Zone for Plaintiff Attorneys?
Kimberly Melvin (PANELIST) Wiley Rein LLP  Flag Down: When D&O Coverage Issues Complicate Settlement Plays
Laurie Banez (PANELIST) Canopius  The Current IPO Environment: West Coast Offense or Traditional Game?
Mary McIvor (PANELIST) AIG  Not Just Securities Class Actions: Regulatory Actions, Derivative Actions and Breach of Fiduciary Claims
Matt Shulman (PANELIST) Arch Insurance North America  Emerging D&O Issues and the Evolving Marketplace: "Coaches Corner"
Michael Nicolai (PANELIST) Berkley Professional Liability  Securities Class Action Litigation Update
Nathaniel McKitterick (PANELIST) DLA Piper  The Current IPO Environment: West Coast Offense or Traditional Game?
Nilam Sharma (PANELIST) N R Shama Ltd.  International D&O: What Does "Football" Mean to You?
Peter Gillon (PANELIST) Pillsbury  Flag Down: When D&O Coverage Issues Complicate Settlement Plays
Peter Mixon (PANELIST)   Securities Class Action Litigation Update
Phil Norton (PANELIST) Gallagher  Private / Non-Profit D&O: The New Red Zone for Plaintiff Attorneys?
Philip Schluter (PANELIST) Great American Insurance Group  The Current IPO Environment: West Coast Offense or Traditional Game?
R. Damian Brew (PANELIST) Marsh USA Inc.  Not Just Securities Class Actions: Regulatory Actions, Derivative Actions and Breach of Fiduciary Claims
Robbyn Reichman (PANELIST) Aon  Flag Down: When D&O Coverage Issues Complicate Settlement Plays
Sharon Binger (PANELIST) U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission  Not Just Securities Class Actions: Regulatory Actions, Derivative Actions and Breach of Fiduciary Claims
Shelley Norman (MODERATOR) Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance  Private / Non-Profit D&O: The New Red Zone for Plaintiff Attorneys?
Thomas Sicard (PANELIST) Sompo International  Private / Non-Profit D&O: The New Red Zone for Plaintiff Attorneys?
Thomas Kocaj (MODERATOR) CNA  After the Credit Crisis - Kicking Off a New Era of FI Underwriting
Timothy Braun (PANELIST) Axis Insurance Co.  After the Credit Crisis - Kicking Off a New Era of FI Underwriting
Veronica Rendon (PANELIST) Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP  Securities Class Action Litigation Update

Location Information

Marriott Marquis Hotel
1535 Broadway
New York, NY

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Materials

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Material for Sessions
Please click the links below to download supplemental material for the presentation Securities Class Action Litigation Update.

 

 

Please click the links below to download supplemental material for the presentation Not Just Securities Class Actions: Regulatory Actions, Derivative Actions and Breach of Fiduciary Claims.

 

 

 

 

 

Please click the links below to download supplemental material for the presentation Flag Down: When D&O Coverage Issues Complicate Settlement Plays.

 

 

Please click the links below to download supplemental material for the presentation International D&O: What Does Football Mean to You?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please click the links below to download supplemental material for the presentation The Current IPO Environment: West Coast Offense or Traditional Game?

 

 

 

Please click the links below to download supplemental material for the presentation After the Credit Crisis – Kicking Off a New Era of FI Underwriting.

 

 

 

Please click the links below to download supplemental material for the presentation Emerging D&O Issues and the Evolving Marketplace

 

 

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