2015 PLUS D&O Symposium

2015 PLUS Directors and Officers Liability Symposium


 Start Date - End Date

February 04, 2015 - February 05, 2015

Registration Deadline

Tuesday, February 03, 2015



The Professional Liability Underwriting Society is pleased to present the 2015 D&O Symposium.
 


PLEASE NOTE: Online registration for the Symposium is now closed. Registrations must now be handled onsite at the event. The registration desk will be open on Tuesday, February 3rd from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the 3rd Floor Foyer. It will also be open on Wednesday, February 4th and Thursday, February 5th beginning at 7:30 a.m. on the 6th Floor.


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!
 
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 $249 + taxes.
 
You can also reserve a room online at the following link:
 
 
This special rate is only available until January 23, 2015 and rooms will go fast, so complete your hotel reservation today!

Registration Fees

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

Available Functions

Wednesday - February 04
9:00 am - 10:30 am
  The Post-Halliburton World: Securities Class Action Update
This panel will provide an update on the securities class action environment, with a particular emphasis on how the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund, has impacted the environment. This panel will involve representatives of both the plaintiff and defense bars, as well as a leading securities class action mediator. The panel will discuss trends in filings, dismissals and settlements of these claims. It will also discuss recent legal trends and court rulings, including how another case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court (the Omnicare case) might impact this area of the law.
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  What's New in Delaware: Recent Decisions Affecting the Board Room
This panel will address new decisions from the Delaware courts that impact corporate governance practices and D&O liability risks. The panel consists of Delaware law experts, insurance counsel and corporate counsel who have many years of experience litigating in the Delaware courts and monitoring Delaware law developments. The panel will discuss not only the current “hot” topics in Delaware law but also the evolving trends that will shape the D&O liability landscape in the years ahead.
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  Luncheon Featuring Mary L. Schapiro, 29th Chairman, US Securities and Exchange Commission
In an engaging moderated question-and-answer session, Mary Schapiro shares with audiences her unparalleled perspective on financial regulation, enforcement policy and leadership and the critical roles they play in the future health of the U.S. and global economies. The audiences is invited into the discussion for an insightful and thoughtprovoking look at the many issues facing corporate boards and the financial services industry.
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
  Emerging International Exposures: What's Next in Your Neck of the Woods?
The purpose of this panel is to discuss the changing environment for directors and officers liability and insurance in a number of jurisdictions outside the United States. The panel is intended to introduce the audience to the differences in the liability and insurance environment in each of the jurisdictions and to highlight important aspect of the litigation environment and procedures in each of the countries. The panel will also discuss the D&O insurance marketplace in each of the jurisdictions.
3:45 pm - 5:15 pm
  Who me? I didn't do anything....Wrong
This panel will review claim scenarios involving private/non-profit entities. We will identify what is impacting the D’s & O’s liability in the "non-public" arena. Industry experts including claims professionals, underwriters, and brokers will address emerging risks facing private/non-profit D&O. They will challenge the audience to identify which scenarios are not real and the impact of claims on the client, broker and underwriter.
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  Networking Reception
Thursday - February 05
9:00 am - 10:15 am
  Derivative Exposures and A-Side Coverage: The Perfect Storm?
The frequency, severity and complexity of shareholder derivative litigation have increased significantly. Once viewed as merely a theoretical “tag along” financial exposure for directors and officers (and their insurers), derivative lawsuits today are more common, more heavily litigated, and more expensive to defend and resolve than ever before. This panel will discuss developments in derivative litigation, the unique interplay between derivative litigation and insurance, and how Side A policies are responding to this changing risk profile.
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
  Underwriting Financial Institutions: The Dark Pool of D&O
This session will explore current issues in the Financial Institutions (FI) Management and Professional Liability arena. Directors, officers and employees in the financial services industry are under constant scrutiny from clients, shareholders and regulators and this session will explore the insurance solutions available to potentially respond to these risks. Attendees will hear from experienced FI insurance experts who are responsible for underwriting and placing coverage for this volatile and complex class of business. They will discuss coverage issues and emerging trends facing the FI market.
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  Luncheon Featuring Peter J. Eastwood, President, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance
In April 2013, Berkshire Hathaway announced it was creating a new P&C commercial insurance organization, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI). Peter Eastwood, President of BHSI and a 23-year industry veteran, was tapped to lead this new organization. During his luncheon keynote, he will share his thoughts and views on the opportunities and challenges of building and running a P&C insurance business in the current environment.
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm
  Dangerous Intersection: Securities Litigation & Government Investigations
This panel will explore the myriad issues and potential land mines for companies facing simultaneous, overlapping securities litigation and government investigations. A panel representing the diverse parties involved in these cases will discuss strategies for managing the inevitable challenges and risks faced by the company and its directors and officers.
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  Parting Shots: A Conversation with Industry Leaders
In this panel, senior D&O industry leaders will discuss where we are today as an industry; how we got here; where are going and why. The panel will also focus on the critical issues facing the D&O insurance community.

Speakers

NameOrganizationSpeaking At
Allison Barrett Cooper (PANELIST) AIG  Underwriting Financial Institutions: The Dark Pool of D&O
Andrea Orviss (PANELIST) Marsh Canada Limited  Emerging International Exposures: What's Next in Your Neck of the Woods?
Anthony Giacco (PANELIST) AXA XL  Underwriting Financial Institutions: The Dark Pool of D&O
Arati Varma (PANELIST) QBE Asia  Emerging International Exposures: What's Next in Your Neck of the Woods?
Brian Wanat (PANELIST) Aon  Parting Shots: A Conversation with Industry Leaders
Carl Metzger (MODERATOR) Goodwin Procter LLP  What's New in Delaware: Recent Decisions Affecting the Board Room
Christopher Moore (PANELIST) GE Capital  What's New in Delaware: Recent Decisions Affecting the Board Room
Cristiana Baez-Safa (PANELIST) Zurich Insurance Company  Emerging International Exposures: What's Next in Your Neck of the Woods?
Dan Bailey (MODERATOR) Bailey Cavalieri LLC  Derivative Exposures and A-Side Coverage: The Perfect Storm?
Dan Fortin (PANELIST) QBE  Parting Shots: A Conversation with Industry Leaders
Darryl Rains (MODERATOR) Morrison & Foerster LLP  The Post-Halliburton World: Securities Class Action Update
Diane Parker (MODERATOR) Diane M. Parker  Dangerous Intersection: Securities Litigation & Government Investigations
Evan Shapiro (PANELIST) Skarzynski Marick & Black LLP  Who me? I didn't do anything....Wrong
Francis Pileggi (PANELIST) Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP  What's New in Delaware: Recent Decisions Affecting the Board Room
Jay Kasner (PANELIST) Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP  Derivative Exposures and A-Side Coverage: The Perfect Storm?
Jed Melnick (PANELIST) JAMS  The Post-Halliburton World: Securities Class Action Update
Jeffrey Lattmann (MODERATOR) BEECHER CARLSON  Who me? I didn't do anything....Wrong
Jeffrey Jabon (PANELIST) Independent Insurance Innovations  Derivative Exposures and A-Side Coverage: The Perfect Storm?
Jeroen van Kwawegen (PANELIST) Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossman LLP  Derivative Exposures and A-Side Coverage: The Perfect Storm?
Jim Skarzynski (MODERATOR) Skarzynski Marick & Black LLP  Parting Shots: A Conversation with Industry Leaders
Jonathan Youngwood (PANELIST) Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP  Dangerous Intersection: Securities Litigation & Government Investigations
Kelly Dworniczek (PANELIST) Platinum Specialty Underwriters, Platinum Management Liability  What's New in Delaware: Recent Decisions Affecting the Board Room
Kevin LaCroix (MODERATOR) RT ProExec  Emerging International Exposures: What's Next in Your Neck of the Woods?
Kristin Kraeger (PANELIST) Aon  Derivative Exposures and A-Side Coverage: The Perfect Storm?
KT Talieh (PANELIST)   Dangerous Intersection: Securities Litigation & Government Investigations
Lisa Butera (PANELIST) Swiss Re  Parting Shots: A Conversation with Industry Leaders
Liz Olsson (PANELIST) Aon  Who me? I didn't do anything....Wrong
Marcus Smithson (PANELIST) Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A. - Generali Global Co  Emerging International Exposures: What's Next in Your Neck of the Woods?
Mark Kohler (PANELIST) Travelers Bond & Specialty Insurance  Who me? I didn't do anything....Wrong
Neal Wilkinson (PANELIST) Beazley  Parting Shots: A Conversation with Industry Leaders
Ramzi Abadou (PANELIST) Kahn Swick & Foti, LLP  The Post-Halliburton World: Securities Class Action Update
Randall Baron (PANELIST) Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP  What's New in Delaware: Recent Decisions Affecting the Board Room
Ryan Harrison (PANELIST) McGriff, Seibels & Williams, Inc.  Underwriting Financial Institutions: The Dark Pool of D&O
Scott Musoff (PANELIST) Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP  The Post-Halliburton World: Securities Class Action Update
Shelley Norman (PANELIST) Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance  Who me? I didn't do anything....Wrong
Srinivas Raju (PANELIST) Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A.  What's New in Delaware: Recent Decisions Affecting the Board Room
Steve Shappell (PANELIST) JLT Specialty USA  Dangerous Intersection: Securities Litigation & Government Investigations
Steven Goldman (MODERATOR) Chubb  Underwriting Financial Institutions: The Dark Pool of D&O
Steven Gladstone (PANELIST)   Dangerous Intersection: Securities Litigation & Government Investigations
Timothy Braun (PANELIST) Axis Insurance Co.  Underwriting Financial Institutions: The Dark Pool of D&O

Location Information

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Materials

 

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Session Presentations
 
 
Supplemental Material for Sessions
Please click the links below to download supplemental material for the presentation "The Post-Halliburton World: Securities Class Action Update"  

 

 

Please click the links below to download supplemental material for the presentation "What's New in Delaware: Recent Decisions Affecting the Board Room"  

 

 

Please click the links below to download supplemental material for the presentation "Emerging International Exposures: What's Next in Your Neck of the Woods?"

 

 

Please click the link below to download supplemental material for the presentation "Dangerous Intersection: Securities Litigation & Government Investigations"

 

Please click the link below to download supplemental material for the presentation "Parting Shots: A Conversation with Industry Leaders "

 

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