29 09, 2023

Recapping the Singapore Symposium 2023: Insights and Learnings

By |2023-09-29T13:37:48-05:00September 29, 2023|@PLUS, Events, PL Insurance|0 Comments

PLUS celebrated record attendance at the Singapore Symposium held at the Orchard Hotel on September 12th, where attendees explored the challenges and opportunities driving the growth of the industry. The PLUS Singapore Committee welcomed over 150 professional liability practitioners to attend sessions on a variety of market topics. Kevin LaCroix, keynote speaker and panelist at the symposium, wrote of the event in the D&O Diary, "an interesting, well-attended, and well-organized event. The Singapore professional liability community turned out in force."1 The PLUS Singapore Symposium provides instruction on the following key concepts and primary disciplines in professional liability taught by senior [...]

26 09, 2023

Analysis of Securities Class Actions by ESG Risks

By |2023-09-28T12:51:23-05:00September 26, 2023|@PLUS, Guest Blog, PL Insurance|0 Comments

Over the past decade, Directors and Officers (D&O) underwriters have observed the evolution of losscauses leading to securities class actions (SCA). While in early 2010 almost all SCA settlements werecaused by activities related to core corporate governance, recent SCA settlements are indicative of avariety of loss causes with a significant presence of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks asunderlying factors. Our review of the SCA settlements recorded between 2020 and 2022 suggests that64% of settlements correspond to environmental and social risks, while the remaining 36% are relatedto governance risks. ESG-related regulatory requirements are on the rise in the U.S. and [...]

21 09, 2023

Trying the PL Case: Lessons Learned in the Courtroom

By |2023-09-22T07:51:09-05:00September 21, 2023|@PLUS, Guest Blog, PL Insurance|0 Comments

It is not a secret to those in the insurance defense profession that the opportunities to actually take a professional liability case to trial are increasingly less common. Clients are, understandably, risk averse, and civil trials can be costly, time-consuming and emotionally draining. While I have successfully handled many professional liability matters on behalf of clients, the opportunities to try a case through verdict in a courtroom have been more limited – with the exception of this summer, when I had two cases go to trial. My experiences illuminated some key lessons which have enriched my career and which I [...]

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