12 09, 2022

What to Think About When Deciding on Legal Malpractice Insurance

By |2022-09-09T14:14:17-05:00September 12, 2022|@PLUS, Lawyers Professional, PL Insurance, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Is Lawyers’ Professional Liability Insurance Needed? Lawyers’ Professional Liability (also known as “LPL”) insurance is the more formal name for legal malpractice insurance.  While states vary on what requirements they have for disclosure of LPL insurance, currently only Oregon mandates LPL insurance.  Even if not mandated, the prevalence of legal malpractice cases makes it necessary.  The American Bar Association has reported that in any given year, attorneys have a 4 to 17 percentage chance of being sued and that four out of five attorneys will be sued during their careers.  Defense costs for these matters generally exceed $50,000, and can [...]

22 08, 2022

Financial Fraud: How to Spot the Warning Signs and Prevent Losses

By |2022-08-22T08:47:58-05:00August 22, 2022|@PLUS, Guest Blog, PL Insurance|0 Comments

Laura Hawkins is an attorney and independent adjuster with over a decade of insurance industry experience. As Claims Counsel at At-Bay, Laura works with insureds to investigate and manage data breach and network security intrusions, mitigate liability and exposure on cyber claims, and handle complex tech E&O and media liability claims. She also manages a portfolio of professional liability matters, handling claims from submission and coverage analysis through litigation and resolution. Financial fraud can take many forms, but one thing is for certain: Americans are being deceived at an alarming rate and at a significant cost. More than 2.8 million [...]

18 07, 2022

Myths & Misconceptions of Biotech Securities Claims 5 Years Later: An Updated Analysis of Motion to Dismiss Results, from 2005-2022

By |2022-07-14T12:16:10-05:00July 18, 2022|@PLUS, Guest Blog, PL Insurance|0 Comments

Doug Greene in a Partner at BakerHostetler LLP and leads the firm’s Securities and Governance Litigation Team.  From his home base in New York City, he defends securities and corporate governance litigation nationwide.  He has focused his practice exclusively on the defense of securities and corporate governance litigation since 1997, and is among a small group of lawyers nationwide who handle such matters full time.  Doug spent the first 20 years of his career at other national law firms, including Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.  In 2018 he moved his practice to BakerHostetler to establish a nationwide securities litigation practice [...]

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