Directors and officers are operating in a hostile legal and regulatory environment. Indeed, many board members are weighing whether the opportunity to serve is worth the risks. While corporate and securities lawsuit filings in 2012 moved off their record-breaking 2011 peaks, they still remained higher than earlier years, and companies are bracing for fresh waves of enforcement, as the Justice Department suit against S&P drives home. In the private realm, litigation funding by hedge funds and other outside investors may give fresh fuel to class action litigation and other suits.
This decennary D&O conference will provide an overview of the risk environment and provide practical tips for maximizing D&O insurance coverage when liabilities arise. Sessions include a panel discussion featuring securities defense, plaintiff's and insurance coverage attorneys, and a D&O liability insurance broker panel on the state of the D&O insurance market.