In this clip from the 2012 PLUS Webinar “FDIC Claims Against Directors & Officers and Other Third Party Professionals of Failed Banks” Michael K. O'Connell (Aon Financial Institutions Practice) looks at the current trend of bank failures and how it compares to the Savings & Loan crisis. PLUS members can view this entire Webinar by visiting www.plusweb.org/education/multimedia. You must be a member and logged-in to the website to view the multimedia content. Session panelists not featured in this clip: Andrew Pearson (Barbican Syndicate, Lloyd's), Christopher Tirro (Chartis) and moderator Ivan J. Dolowich (Kaufman Dolowich Voluck & Gonzo LLP).
Happy Memorial Day Weekend Friday loyal PLUS blog readers! This week's Fall Through the Cracks Friday, compliments of the Freakonomics blog looks at how voters are like sports fans - changing their opinions on the key issues based on who is in control at the time. From the post: When pollsters ask Republicans and Democrats whether the president can do anything about high gas prices, the answers reflect the usual partisan divisions in the country. About two-thirds of Republicans say the president can do something about high gas prices, and about two-thirds of Democrats say he can’t. But six years [...]
For the April 20th edition of Fall Through The Cracks Friday, we’ve decided to blow your mind with science. In this clip, we listen to Neil deGrasse Tyson, an astrophysicist who is currently the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium and host of NOVA ScienceNow. Those are very lofty credentials, however after listening to this talk about what we’re made of, what the universe is made of, what separates us from the primates and what could possibly separate other life forms from us; you’re going to need the reassurance that this guy knows what he’s talking about. Enjoy [...]