Here is our last exclusive preview of one of the stellar education panels happening at the PLUS Conference in just a few days. Keep an eye out for conference coverage on the blog, as well as on the PLUS twitter and the PLUS Instagram accounts. Use #PLUS2018 to join the conversation!
This panel will cover how the #MeToo movement is changing how companies react to and handle sexual conduct issues, and how this affects claims, coverage, and more. Dove Burns will be moderating this session on Friday, November 9. Panelists for this session include Kristine D’Amato, Tony Galban, Eric Sauter, and Carol Zacharias.
Below is a summary of the panel as well as a white paper by panel moderator Dove Burns. The conference begins on Wednesday, November 7—we hope to see you in San Diego!
Friday, November 9, 3:00 pm – Everything is D&O (but didn’t use to be) / #Metoo
With the #MeToo environment creating hysteria in the boardroom, companies are paying closer attention to sexual conduct issues and using extreme measures to enforce a non-hostile environment. As a result of this movement, new legislation may be enacted, extending limitation periods and creating additional duties on companies and executives. This presentation will discuss loss controls, how companies mitigate claims and promote inclusiveness among executives as well as employees in the workplace.
Moderator: Dove A. E. Burns, Partner, Obermayer, Rebmann, Maxwell & Hippel, LLP
Kristine D’Amato, Director, Executive Risk Claims, Crum & Forster
Tony Galban, SVP, D&O Product Manager, Chubb North American Financial Lines
Eric Sauter, Esq., Partner, Wilson Elser
Carol Zacharias, Underwriting Counsel, QBE
White paper: The Weinstein Effect (CLM Magazine, April 2018)