26 09, 2023

Analysis of Securities Class Actions by ESG Risks

By |2023-09-26T14:53:05-05:00September 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 [...]

19 09, 2023

Cyber University Fall 2023: A Remarkable Event Rewind

By |2023-09-19T09:58:34-05:00September 19, 2023|@PLUS, Cyber, Cyber University, Events, PL Insurance|0 Comments

Last week, PLUS celebrated another successful Cyber University with sessions taking place September 12th-14th. Attendees from a variety of professional liability backgrounds tuned-in to eight informative sessions, hosted by 16 industry experts across the globe. Sessions were attended by members working to earn their Cyber Professional Liability Practitioner Designation (CPLP), earn additional CE/CLE credit, and learn more about the Cyber Insurance market. If you weren't able to attend the live sessions, no need to worry! The Learner Workbook and on-demand recordings are available for purchase until December 15th. You can purchase these limited-time resources here. This is what attendees had [...]

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