Covid 19, ESG, and SPACs, Oh My!: Emerging D&O Liabilities

DATE: Thursday, November 11, 2021

TIME: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

VENUE: New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019


The landscape of potential liabilities for directors and officers is changing almost as quickly as the climate.  Novel or rapidly changing risk scenarios include suits stemming from a company's conduct during the pandemic, liabilities arising out of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues, and a rising tide of litigation aimed at SPACs.  This session will examine the changing liabilities, the potential for D&O insurance to respond, and insurers' likely attempted defenses against coverage - e.g., bodily injury exclusions in pandemic-related claims, or disjuncts between claims and coverage in entities that exist before and after a SPAC transaction.  Most importantly, we will outline policyholder responses to insurers' likely overbroad deployment of such defenses.


William G. Passannante, Esq.
Anderson Kill P.C.

Joshua Gold, Esq.
Anderson Kill P.C.

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