- D&O Insurance Attorney | Anderson Kill P.C.

William G. Passannante

Shareholder
New York

William G. Passannante is a nationally recognized authority on policyholder insurance recovery in D&O, E&O, asbestos, environmental, property, food-borne illness, and other insurance disputes, with an emphasis on insurance recovery for corporate policyholders and educational and governmental institutions.

According to clients quoted in Chambers USA, he is touted as, "A terrific policyholder lawyer" and "a tremendous tactician and an incredible trial lawyer."  According to Chambers USA, he is the “go-to attorney for high-dollar insurance coverage litigation,” and “knows the industry inside-out.”  "Mr. Passannante is well regarded for his client counseling and impressive advocacy, and has the perceptive ability to wade through legalese and identify the most salient and important issues.  He relates to his clients with integrity, determination and devotion.  He has a good sense of humor and is passionate about his work."

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Professional Memberships

Fellow, American Bar Foundation (2019-Present), New York State Bar Association, Vice-Chair of the Professionals, Officers and Directors Liability Committee of the Tort and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association (Past), a member of the Directors and Officers Liability Committee of the Insurance Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Past); member, Securities Litigation Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Past); Federal Bar Council; and International Bar Association.

Association Memberships

National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA) (Past), American Bankers Association; American Judicature Society.

Lord & Taylor LLC — represent policyholder in cyber-related insurance claim.  Lord & Taylor LLC v. Great American Ins. Co., No. 1:18-cv-12312 (S.D.N.Y. 2018). 

Yum! Brands — represent policyholder to recover retained amount insurance policy under global worldwide insurance program.  Yum! Brands, Inc. v. Clarendon America Ins. Co., No.: C-12-05973-LB (U.S.D.C., N.D. CA. 2013). 

U.S. Bancorp — represent bank in professional liability insurance matter regarding so-called "disgorgement" defense.  U.S. Bank N.A. v. Indian Harbor Ins. Co., 68 F. Supp. 3d 1044 (D. Minn. 2014).

Colgate-Palmolive — represent policyholder to recover liability insurance for alleged product liability actions.  Colgate-Palmolive Company v. OneBeacon America Ins. Co. and Resolute Management, Inc., No. 651193/2011 (N.Y. County 2013).

Acella Pharmaceuticals  represent pharmaceutical manufacturer with regard to insurance coverage.  Gemini Insurance v. Acella Pharmaceuticals, LLC, et al., No. 1:2018cv04378 (SJS) (SDNY 2019).

Host Terminals  represent policyholder with respect to fire loss.  QBE Underwriting Ltd. v. Host Terminals, LLC, No. 2:19-CV-0054 (HCM) (EDVA).

HEI Hotels represent policyholder for general liability claims.  The Arden Group, HEI Hotels, LLC et al. v. Continental Insurance Company, et al., 2020CV 332064 (Superior Court Fulton County, GA 2020).

Duro Dyne represent policyholder manufacture with regard to historical alleged asbestos liabilities. The North River Insurance Company v. Duro Dyne Nat'l Corp., et al., 153 A.D.3d 844, 61 N.Y.S.3d 78, 2017 N.Y. Slip Op. 06285 (August 23, 2017).

Wright Medical — represent policyholder to recover liability insurance related to allegations regarding hip implants in St. Paul Surplus Lines Ins. Co. v. Wright Medical Group, Inc., No. CH-14-0927-3 (Chancery Court of  Tennessee, Thirtieth Judicial District, Memphis).

WebMd Health — summary judgment to advance defense costs in D&O insurance case. HLTH Corp. v. Agricultural Exc. & Sur. Ins. Co., 2008 WL 3413327 (2008), appeal as to certain insurance companies Axis Reinsurance Co. v. HLTH Corp., No. 565, 2009 (2010). Final insurance company, New Hampshire Insurance Company withdrew “recoupment” claim (2013).

Hill's Pet Nutrition Inc. — represent pet food manufacturer with regards to insurance issues related to allegations of melamine tampering.  

John Crane Inc. — represent policyholder in insurance recovery matter related to thousands of underlying asbestos cases.  John Crane Inc. v. AIU Ins. Co. et al., No. 04-CH-08266 (Cir. Ct. Cook County, Illinois).

U.S. Sports Specialty Association — Utah Supreme Court rebuked an attempted “perverse manipulation of risk” by an insurance company, ruled that an insurance company does not have a right to reimbursement against a policyholder. AK filed an amicus brief in the case on behalf of United Policyholders. U.S. Fid. & Guar. Co. v. U.S. Sports Specialty Ass’n, No. 20090657 (Utah Jan. 24, 2012).

Princeton University — summary judgment as to liability in D&O insurance case. Trustees of Princeton University v. National Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh, PA., 83 N.Y.S.2d 437, appeal dismissed, 11 N.Y.3d 847 (Nov. 24, 2008).

Alfa Laval — trial court ruling regarding obligation to defend asbestos claims, Travelers v. Alfa Laval, Inc., No. 650667/2009 (November 22, 2011), extended (July 2013).

Franmac — trial court ruling to enforce trade name protection and food-borne illness insurance policy relating to 2006 e-coli outbreak. Quick Service Mgmt Inc., et al. v. Lloyd’s, MID-L-4861-07 (June 12, 2009).

Quest Diagnostics — won summary judgment for policyholder in health care industry regarding merger-related liability insurance coverage. St. Paul Fire Ins. Co. v. MetPath, Inc., 38 F. Supp. 2d 1087 (1998).

ICI Explosives — represented chemical manufacturer with regard to insurance recovery related to the Oklahoma City Bombing and allegations of civil liability in Gains-Tabb v. ICI Explosives U.S.A. Inc., No. CIV-95-719-R (W.D. Okla.).

Weyerhaeuser — won ruling that no overt legal threat is required to activate environmental liability insurance. Weyerhaeuser v. Aetna, 123 Wash. 2d 891 (1994).

NBTY, Inc. — represent policyholder in class action securities case in In re NBTY, Inc. Securities Litigation, No. CV 04-2619 (EDNY) (LDW).

Columbia Memorial Hospital — represent policyholder in United States ex. Rel. Montaperto v. New Parkway Hospital, et al., 05-CIV-4911 (LDW); and United States ex. Rel. Gelfand v. Special Care Hospital Management, et al., 02-CIV-6079 (EDNY) (LDW).

Lefrak — won summary judgment that insurance company duty to defend was triggered by lead paint claim. Lefrak Organization, Inc. v. Chubb Custom Ins. Co., 942 F. Supp. 949 (1996).

Federal v. Kozlowski — represent policyholder to recover D&O insurance and prevent rescission action. Federal Ins. Co. v. Kozlowski, 18 A.D.3d 33, 792 N.Y.S.2d 397 (1st Dep’t 2005).

Picker International — represent policyholder for coverage for alleged liability on account of exposure to radiation. Picker International, Inc. v. Travelers Indemnity Co., 35 F. Supp. 2d 70 (1998).

Automatic Data Processing ("ADP") — represent policyholder to recover proceeds of insurance coverage for alleged advertising injury for copyright infringement.

CMI Corporation — represent policyholder to recover insurance for advertising injury on account of patent infringement liabilities. CMI Corp. v. National Union Fire Ins. Co., et al., No. CIV-92-462-M (W.D. Okla.).

Fleming Companies — represent policyholder to recover insurance for alleged commercial crime claims. Also represented policyholder pursuing directors' and officers’ liability insurance coverage.

The Glidden Company — represent policyholder to recover insurance for alleged environmental liabilities in multi-site, multi-insurance company action.

ICI Americas — represent policyholder to recover D&O insurance on account of civil and criminal antitrust claims.

ICI PLC — represent policyholder to recover insurance for damages related to non-conforming food flavoring.

Occidental Chemical Company — represent policyholder to recover insurance coverage on account of construction accident.

Pueblo Xtra, International, Inc. — represent policyholder to recover proceeds of commercial crime policy.

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Anticipating Coronavirus D&O Insurance Claims
Risk Management Magazine | April 17, 2020
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Bad faith legislation: Good for insurance policyholders?
PropertyCasualty360 | September 12, 2019
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D&O liability: Looking back at 2018 & ahead to 2019
PropertyCasualty360 | January 02, 2019
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5 things to know about transaction liability insurance
Property Casualty 360 | July 09, 2018
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A Guide to Transaction Liability Insurance
Risk Management Magazine | March 01, 2018
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Yes, Your D&O Policies Cover FCPA Defense
Metropolitan Corporate Counsel | October 11, 2016
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Resisting Insurer Attempts to Recoup D&O Defense Costs
Risk Management Magazine | September 17, 2015
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10 Traps in Your D&O Insurance
Policyholder Advisor & Alert | June 29, 2015
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Coverage Quelled by Extreme Exhaustion Arguments
Risk Management | February 11, 2014
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Independent Defense Counsel -- Is the Best Defense a Good Offense?
Policyholder Advisor & Alert | October 14, 2013
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Insurance Coverage for Colleges and Universities
University Business | January 24, 2013
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Coverage Opinions Interview With Bill Passannante
Coverage Opinions | November 29, 2012
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10 Big Mistakes Made by Insurance Companies
PropertyCasualty360 | May 30, 2012
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Stranger in a Strange Land
Italy-America Chamber of Commerce | April 23, 2012
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Stranger in a Strange Land
The John Liner Review | November 08, 2011
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Zip'ing it Up - Insurance Coverage for Privacy Violations Claims
Policyholder Advisor & Alert | August 28, 2011
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The Year in Emerging Risks
The Insurance Research Letter | June 02, 2011
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The Year in Emerging Risks
Policyholder Advisor & Alert | April 11, 2011
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Climate-Change-Related D&O Liability - The Coming Flood?
Oregon State Bar Association | December 28, 2010
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Maximize Your Insurance Recovery For Theft Or Fraud Losses
American Bar Association | December 20, 2010
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Climate Change Related D&O Liability - The Coming Flood?
American Bar Association | December 14, 2010
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A Look Back: Key Developments in Insurance Recovery
Policyholder Advisor & Alert | March 05, 2010
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Protecting D&O Insurance During Difficult Economic Times
Policyholder Advisor & Alert | December 22, 2009
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Let policyholders join the 'par'-ty
Business Insurance | November 22, 2009
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Policyholders can dream, can't they?
Financial Times | November 20, 2009
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After Failure, Litigation Risk for Directors
American Banker | November 18, 2009
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D&O liability exposure? D&O insurance advice for difficult economic times
International Bar Association Insurance Committee Newsletter | November 01, 2009
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Liability Insurance Policy Enforcement - A Primer for College and University Counsel
Anderson Kill & Olick, P.C. | June 01, 2009
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A New Year's Look Back at 2008 and Forward to 2009
Policyholder Advisor & Alert | February 11, 2009
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The Credit Crisis and D&O Liability Insurance
Executive Counsel | December 01, 2008
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Is the Credit Crisis a Black Hole for D&O Liability Insurance?
Policyholder Advisor & Alert | October 16, 2008
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Insurance coverage available for the subprime mortgage collapse: current developments
International Bar Association, Insurance Newsletter | July 10, 2008
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Federal Charter: A Future ‘Insurance Subprime’ Debacle?
Insurance Journal-East Region | April 21, 2008
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Horns of a Defense Counsel Dilemma
The Corporate Counselor | January 31, 2008
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Finding and Proving Lost Insurance Coverage
The John Liner Review | December 05, 2007
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Subprime Mortgage Mess Can Insurance Protect You From This Catastrophe?
Policyholder Advisor & Alert | November 28, 2007
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Insurance Companies Thrive After Storms – At Policyholders’ Expense
St. Louis Dispatch | March 01, 2007
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Is the Insurance Industry Crying Wolf?
Best’s Review | September 01, 2006
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Fax Fight
Direct | May 01, 2006
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Supreme Court does service to policyholders
Milwaukee Business Journal | February 01, 2005
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Corporate Successors Can Tap Historical Liability Insurance Policies
Policyholder Advisor & Alert | January 01, 2005
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D&O Liability Insurance Companies Must Advance Defense Costs
Executive Insurance Advisor | December 31, 2004
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Think You're Covered? Prepare For a Boxing Match
Policyholder Advisor & Alert | July 01, 2004
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D&O Liability Insurance Basics
Corporate Counsel | March 19, 2004
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Environmental Insurance: The Fat Lady Has Not Yet Sung
Environmental Protection | October 23, 2003
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You Have a Major Products Loss - Will Your Insurance Help?
Anderson Kill's Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Insurance Alert | October 01, 2003
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Zero or the Sky is the Limit: What's Your Retention?
Executive Insurance Advisor | October 01, 2003
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September 11, 2001: How Insurance Can Help
Corporate Counsel | September 29, 2003
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Buyers Beware! California Confounds Corporate Policyholders
Policyholder Advisor & Alert | March 01, 2003
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The Policyholder Advisor
Juris Publishing | December 01, 2002
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Paying by the Rules - Recovery of Attorney Fees
The John Liner Review | October 10, 2002
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Enron, Worldcom: How To Make D&O Liability Insurance Work For You
Executive Insurance Advisor | October 01, 2002
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Lessons From The Enron Disaster: "Whose D&O Insurance Is It Anyway?"
Executive Insurance Advisor | December 31, 2001
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D&O Policyholders Defeat Allocation and Exclusions
Executive Insurance Advisor | October 01, 2001
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Caveat Director! What Directors and Officers Should Know About D&O Liability Insurance
Corporate Counsel | September 20, 2000
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Who Pays for the Insurance Coverage Fight?: A Majority of States Permit Recovery of Policyholder Attorney's Fees
Mealey's Attorney Fees | October 01, 1999
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D&O Liability Insurance - Peace of Mind, or Piece of Dross?
Policyholder Advisor & Alert | September 01, 1999
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Current Issues in D&O and Professional Liability Insurance
The Association of the Bar of the City of New York | June 18, 1999
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Avoiding the Known Prior Acts Exclusion When Insuring Newly Acquired Entities
Healthcare Financial Management | September 01, 1998
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Intellectual Property and Insurance: A Valuable Asset and a Lurking Liability
The Brief, Tort & Insurance Practice Section | May 15, 1998
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Don't Get Second Guessed: The Known Prior Acts Exclusion
Policyholder Advisor & Alert | April 01, 1998
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Beware of the Pirates: How to Protect Intellectual Property
Risk Management | August 01, 1996
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Indiana's Supreme Court Finds Insurance Coverage Despite Two Pollution Exclusions
The American Lawyer's Corporate Counsel Magazine | June 01, 1996
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'Dishonesty' and the 'Sudden and Accidental' Con Game: It's a Beautiful Thing, the Destruction of Words
Mealey's Litigation Reports - Insurance | March 05, 1991
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Insurance Industry Doublethink: The Real and Revisionist Meanings of 'Sudden and Accidental'
Insurance Litigation Reporter | May 01, 1990
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Res Gestae, The Present Sense Impression Exception and Extrinsic Corroboration Under Federal Rule of Evidence 803(1) and Its State Counterparts
17 Fordham Urb. L.J. 89 (1989) | May 01, 1989
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Business Insurance Webinar: D&O Risks from COVID-19

Business Insurance

April 22, 2020  |  New York, NY
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War, Huh! What is the War Exclusion Good For?

PLUS Annual Conference

November 12, 2019  |  National Harbor, MD
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D&O Panel on Cyber and Privacy Risk as D&O Risk

Anderson Kill's 23rd Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference "Maximizing Your Insurance Recovery"

November 06, 2019  |  New York, NY
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D&O Liability Trends

Society of Risk Management Consultants Conference

October 03, 2019  |  Boston, MA
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Financial Institutions Insurance -- a 2019 Boston Minuteman's Guide to D&O and E&O Exposures

2019 RIMS National Conference

April 30, 2019  |  Boston, MA
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Emerging Legal Issues in Financial Services Insurance

Willis Towers Watson

March 28, 2019  |  New York, NY
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D&O Liability Insurance Coverage for Large Institutions, Zombie claims, Government Investigations -- advice from an expert Risk Manager, Broker and Coverage Attorney

Anderson Kill's 22nd Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference, 'Maximizing Your Insurance Recovery'

November 01, 2018  |  New York, NY
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Insurance 101 - What Kinds Are There and How Do Your Clients Collect?

NAAG, NAGTRI and SABA

October 16, 2018  |  Columbus, OH
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The Art & Science of Settling an Insurance Claim

Dallas Fort Worth RIMS

September 26, 2018  |  Dallas, TX
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Emerging Legal Issues in Risk Management

RIMS PERK Toledo Chapter

March 01, 2018  |  Perrysburg, OH
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Not Your First Rod&o? What's Next in D&O Liability and Insurance

Anderson Kill's 21st Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference "Maximizing Your Insurance Recovery"

November 09, 2017  |  New York, NY
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Everything a Risk Manager Needs to Know about D&O Insurance

NY RIMS Chapter

January 19, 2017  |  New York, NY
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Final Adjudication: The Insurance Industry's Disgorgement Defense Hits a Wall

Anderson Kill's 20th Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference

November 11, 2016  |  New York, NY
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D&O Insurance 2016: Emerging Risks and Essential Strategies

Anderson Kill's 14th Annual D&O Conference

June 07, 2016  |  New York, NY
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Getting Claims Paid is Often Difficult

RIMS New York Chapter

March 17, 2016  |  New York, NY
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2015 Top Ten Issues in D&O Liability and Insurance

Anderson Kill's 19th Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference 'Maximizing Your Insurance Recovery'

October 29, 2015  |  New York, NY
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Everything a Risk Manager Needs to Know About D&O Liability and Insurance

RIMS PERK Tampa Bay Chapter

October 21, 2015  |  St. Petersburg, FL
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Coverage and Conditions

Advisen's 2015 Executive Risk Insights Conference

September 17, 2015  |  New York, NY
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What Every In-House Counsel Needs to Know about Data Security

ACC Minnesota

June 18, 2015  |  Minneapolis, MN
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What Every Risk Manager Needs to Know About Data Security

New York Chapter of RIMS Breakfast Meeting

March 19, 2015  |  New York, NY
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What you need to D-and-Know about Directors and Officers Insurance

Anderson Kill's 12th Annual D&O Conference

March 12, 2015  |  New York, NY
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Everything a Risk Manager Needs to Know About D&O Liability and Insurance

RIMS PERK Chicago Chapter

March 10, 2015  |  Chicago, IL
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Developments in E&O

ABA Insurance Risk Management Annual Forum

January 26, 2015  |  New Orleans, Louisiana
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Developments in E&O

ABA Insurance Risk Management Annual Forum

January 26, 2015  |  New Orleans, LA
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Everything a Risk Manager Needs to Know About D&O Liability Insurance

RIMS - Delaware Valley Chapter

December 09, 2014  |  Philadelphia, PA
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Insurance Coverage Considerations for Products Liability Claims

GAF Seminar

October 27, 2014  |  Wayne, NJ
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Best Practices in Keeping Abreast of Regulatory Changes Affecting Your Business: SEC's New Regulations and the Impact on D&O

Anderson Kill's 18th Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference

October 23, 2014  |  New York, NY
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M&A Pre-Nup: Insurance Due Diligence

PERK RIMS - Indiana Chapter

June 12, 2014  |  Indianapolis, IN
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Everything a Risk Manager Needs to Know About D&O Liability and Insurance

RIMS PERK - Upstate New York Chapter

May 20, 2014  |  Williamsville, NY
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Everything a Risk Manager Needs to Know About D&O Liability and Insurance

RIMS PERK Upstate New York Chapter

May 20, 2014  |  Williamsville, NY
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Data Privacy and Security in the Crosshairs: Are You Covered? -- Will Traditional Insurance Policies Provide Protection

FBT Seminar

April 30, 2014  |  Louisville, KY
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When Whistleblowers Strike, Give a Little Whistle for D&O Insurance

Anderson Kill's 11th Annual D&O Conference

April 09, 2014  |  New York, NY
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How to Evaluate and Settle Insurance Claims

Massachusetts RIMS Spring Conference

March 27, 2014  |  Norwood, CA
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How to Evaluate and Settle Insurance Claims

Massachusetts RIMS Spring Conference

March 27, 2014  |  Norwood, MA
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Policyholder's View of Bad Faith

Marsh Conference

November 07, 2013  |  New York, NY
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Translating Your D&O Policies Into Language That Will Pay Claims

Anderson Kill's 17th Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference

October 17, 2013  |  New York, NY
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Halloween Is Coming: Policyholder’s Perspective On Common Mistakes Made By Insurance Companies And Their Counsel That Should Frighten Them

White & Williams, 2013 Coverage College

October 03, 2013  |  Philadelphia, PA
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Consorting With the Enemy: What Both Sides Can Learn From Each Other

2013 National RIMS Conference

April 22, 2013  |  Los Angeles, CA
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Increased Regulatory Risks for Directors & Officers: Strategies for Minimizing Risk

Anderson Kill & Olick's 10th Annual D&O Conference

March 21, 2013  |  New York, NY
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Professional Liability Insurance

Massachusetts RIMS Spring Conference

March 19, 2013  |  Norwood, MA
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Insurance Tips for a Risk Management Department

Ohio River Valley RIMS Chapter Meeting

January 18, 2013  |  Cincinnati, OH
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From Soup to Nuts: Anatomy of a D&O Insurance Claim

Anderson Kill & Olick's 16th Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference

October 25, 2012  |  New York, NY
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What Every Attorney Needs to Know About Insurance Coverage

MNACCA In-House Counsel Conference

June 14, 2012  |  Minneapolis, MN
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Merge With Caution and Mind the Traffic Cops: D&O Risks in 2012 and Beyond

Anderson Kill’s 9th Annual D&O Conference

March 15, 2012  |  New York, NY
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He’s a Keen One, Mr. Grinch: A Policyholder’s Perspective on Common Mistakes Made By Insurers and Their Counsel

DRI Insurance Coverage and Practice Symposium

December 15, 2011  |  New York, NY
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Emerging Legal Issues in Insurance Risk Management

PERK RIMS Greater Kansas City Chapter

November 11, 2011  |  Overland Park, KS
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Financial Services – Cyber Crisis Scenario: Corporate Account Hijacking

15th Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference

October 13, 2011  |  New York, NY
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Whistleblowers, Shareholders and Feds, Oh My! D&O Insurance for Emerging Liability Risks

Anderson Kill & Olick's 15th Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference

October 13, 2011  |  New York, NY
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Coverages and Coverage Issues

Advisen’s Management Liability Insights Conference

September 27, 2011  |  New York, NY
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Insured’s Right to Independent Counsel: Emerging Issues – Resolving Policyholder and Insurer Disputes Over Selection of Counsel

Strafford Publications Webinar

July 20, 2011  |  New York, NY
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Advisen’s Q2 Securities Litigation

Anderson Kill & Olick, P.C. Webinar

July 19, 2011  |  New York, NY
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Insurance Coverage for IP Infringement Claims

Kansas Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Institute

May 06, 2011  |  Overland Park, KS
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What Every Insurance Professional Should Know About Insurance Coverage

RIMS National Conference

May 03, 2011  |  Vancouver, BC, Canada
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How to Evaluate and Settle an Insurance Claim

Massachusetts RIMS Chapter

March 17, 2011  |  Waltham, MA
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It Ain’t Over Till It’s D&Over: D&O Insurance as the Nation Digs Out from Recession

Anderson Kill & Olick's 8th Annual D&O Conference

March 10, 2011  |  New York, NY
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Emerging Legal Issues in Insurance Risk Management

2011 PERK Risk and Insurance Management Society New Jersey Chapter

February 08, 2011  |  Fairlawn, NJ
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Cyber Crisis Scenario – Corporate Account Hijacking: A Table Top Exercise

American Bankers Association Conference

February 02, 2011  |  Phoenix, AZ
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Ultrafine Print: How to Read an Insurance Policy

Northeast Ohio RIMS Chapter

November 09, 2010  |  Cleveland, OH
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Insured’s Right to Independent Counsel: Emerging Issues – Resolving Policyholder and Insurer Disputes Over Selection of Counsel

Strafford Publications Webinar

October 05, 2010  |  New York, NY
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D&O Insurance in the Wake of the Great Recession

Anderson Kill & Olick's 14th Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference

September 23, 2010  |  New York, NY
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D&O Coverage Litigation Do’s and Don’ts

New York City Bar Live Program

June 10, 2010  |  New York, NY
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Everything a New Risk Manager Needs to Know About D&O Liability & Insurance

RIMS National Conference

April 29, 2010  |  Boston, MA
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After the (Litigation) Flood: D&O Insurance Flashpoints in 2010 and Beyond

Anderson Kill & Olick, P.C. and the Greater NY ACC Chapter’s Seventh Annual D&O Conference

March 25, 2010  |  New York, NY
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Understanding Key E&O, D&O and Fiduciary Liability Insurance Issues

South Texas RIMS Chapter

March 24, 2010  |  San Antonio, TX
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Negotiating A Better Win: A CLE Spring Breakfast Series

St. John’s University School of Law – The Hugh L. Carey Center for Dispute Resolution

March 23, 2010  |  New York, NY
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Ponzi Schemes and Coverage-Related Issues

HB Litigation Conferences Fidelity Bond and Crime Coverage Conference

December 03, 2009  |  New York, NY
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Insurance Coverage and How Policyholders Can Best Recover the Full Value of Their D&O Insurance

November 30, 2009  |  New York, NY
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Food Safety Insurance

Must-Have Guidance For Food Manufacturers, Suppliers and Retailers Live and On-Demand Webinar

November 17, 2009  |  New York, NY
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Director's & Officer's Insurance - Don't Be So Sure That It Is For Public Companies Only

October 09, 2009  |  Riverside, CT
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Directors and Officers Liability Insurance - Responding to the Economic Crises of 2008 - The Subprime Lender Fallout & Madoff Scandal

12th Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference

September 17, 2009  |  New York, NY
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Enhanced Bankruptcy D&O Issues for the Economic Meltdown

New York City Bar -- Current Issues in D&O Liability and Insurance

June 11, 2009  |  New York, NY
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Understanding Key E&O, D&O and Fiduciary Liability Insurance Issues

Winnipeg, Canadian RIMS Chapter

April 28, 2009  |  Winnipeg, MB, Canada
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Ultrafine Print: How to Read an Insurance Policy

RIMS 2009 National Conference and Exhibition

April 20, 2009  |  Orlando, FL
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Contractual Risk Transfer

Risk and Insurance Management Society Educational Workshop

April 19, 2009  |  Orlando, FL
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Understanding Key E&O, D&O and Fiduciary Liability Insurance Issues

Delaware Valley RIMS Chapter

April 14, 2009  |  St. David's, PA
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Responding to the Economic Crises of 2008 - The Subprime Lender Fallout & Madoff Scandal

Anderson Kill & Olick's 6th Annual D&O Conference

March 26, 2009  |  New York, NY
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Navigating Claim Settlement Perils and Traps

New York RIMS Chapter

February 19, 2009  |  New York, NY
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Contractual Risk Transfer

Risk and Insurance Management Society Educational Workshop

October 21, 2008  |  New York, NY
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Understanding Key E&O, D&O and Fiduciary Liability Insurance Issues

Greater Kansas City RIMS Chapter

October 14, 2008  |  Kansas City, MO
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What's Hot - What's Not in D&O/E&O Insurance

11th Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference

September 18, 2008  |  New York, NY
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Directors and Officers Liability Insurance – A Year in Review and a Look Ahead

June 04, 2008  |  New York, NY
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Ten Tips for a Corporate Law or Risk Management Department

South Texas RIMS Chapter

May 22, 2008  |  San Antonio, TX
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D&O Liability Insurance

14th Annual Advanced Forum

May 14, 2008  |  New York, NY
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Understanding Key E&O, D&O and Fiduciary Liability and Insurance Issues

Risk and Insurance Management Society

April 30, 2008  |  San Diego, CA
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Insurance Policies and Litigation

Northeast Ohio RIMS Chapter Conference

March 11, 2008  |  Warrensville Heights, OH
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Strategies and Tactics to Avoid Liability and Maximize Coverage

Fifth Annual D&O Seminar

March 05, 2008  |  New York, NY
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Insurance Topics

17th Annual Class Action Institute

October 23, 2007  |  New York, NY
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How to Evaluate and Settle an Insurance Claim

Risk and Insurance Management Society

September 27, 2007  |  Denver, CO
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The Risk Managers’ Perspective

10th Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference

September 18, 2007  |  New York, NY
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Ethics – ‘Conflicts Counsel'

10th Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference

September 18, 2007  |  New York, NY
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Key Issues Affecting D&O/E&O Insurance

Anderson Kill's 10th Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference

September 18, 2007  |  New York, NY
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Current Issues in D&O Liability and Insurance

New York City Bar Association

June 07, 2007  |  New York, NY
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Understanding Key E&O, D&O and Fiduciary Insurance Issues

RIMS 2007 Annual Conference

May 03, 2007  |  New Orleans, LA
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What Are We Worth: How Risk Managers Demonstrate Their Value to Their Employers

RIMS 2007 Annual Conference

May 01, 2007  |  New Orleans, LA
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Insurance Recovery Litigation - How to Best Avoid It, Win It, Deal With It

RIMS 2007 Annual Conference

April 30, 2007  |  New Orleans, LA
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How to Evaluate and Settle an Insurance Claim

RIMS Minnesota Chapter Perk Program

April 17, 2007  |  Bloomington, MN
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Strategies and Tactics to Minimize D&O Liability and Maximize the Return on Liability Insurance

RIMS Education Day 2007

February 21, 2007  |  Kansas City, MO
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Road Map to D&O Liability Insurance and Navigating the Claims Process

October 12, 2006  |  Chicago, IL
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Key Issues Affecting D&O/E&O Insurance

9th Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference

September 15, 2006  |  Philadelphia, PA
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The Forgotten Promise—Strategies and Tactics to Maximize the Value of D&O Insurance

4th Annual D&O Conference

June 22, 2006  |  New York, NY
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Key Issues Affecting D&O/E&O Insurance

9th Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference

June 01, 2006  |  Chicago, IL
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Katrina/Rita/Wilma Damages: Recouping Your Losses With An Aggressive Insurance Recovery Program

March 30, 2006  |  New Orleans, LA
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Insurance Archaeology & Reconstruction

Kansas City RIMS Chapter

February 22, 2006  |  Kansas City, MO
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Ten Tips for a Corporate Law or Risk Management Department

Virginia RIMS Chapter

February 09, 2006  |  Sandston, VA
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Pollution, Contamination and Mold Exclusions and Causation

Hurricane Insurance Recovery Conference

November 09, 2005  |  Houston, TX
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Corporate Acquisitions: Avoiding the Insurance Pitfalls

Ohio Valley RIMS Chapter

September 30, 2005  |  Cincinnati, OH
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You Are An Officer of a Public Company—Now What?

September 09, 2005  |  Nashville, TN
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Management Liability: D&O, EPLI & Fiduciary Liability – Latest Developments & Challenges

Westchester CPCU Chapter

May 26, 2005  |  Valhalla, NY
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9/11 Litigation: Cutting Edge World Trade Center Insurance Coverage Issues

New York State Bar Association

May 17, 2005  |  New York, NY
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Preparing A Complex Insurance Coverage Case For Trial

RIMS 2005 Annual Conference

April 19, 2005  |  Philadelphia, PA
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Legal Update: Developments of Interest to Risk Managers

RIMS Education Day

March 15, 2005  |  Cleveland, OH
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D&O Liability Insurance—Getting Your Money’s Worth

March 05, 2005  |  Fairfax, VA
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How to Use Bad Faith Effectively as Leverage

NAPIA/MAPIA Insurance Seminar

October 17, 2003  |  Cambridge, MA
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The Emerging Liabilities and Coverage Issues

RIMS Education Day 2003 Northeast Ohio Chapter

March 11, 2003  |  Cleveland, OH
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Current Issues In Directors And Officers Liability Insurance

May 08, 2002  |  Chicago, IL
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Current Issues In Directors and Officers Liability Insurance

American Management Association, Policyholder Advisor Conference

February 07, 2002  |  Washington, DC
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Testimony Before New York State Assembly Regarding the Insurance Industry Response to the Victims of the Terrorist Attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001

New York State Assembly

December 12, 2001  |  New York, NY
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Current Issues In D&O and Professional Liability Insurance

The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, American Bar Association

May 09, 2001  |  New York, NY
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Preparing a Complex Insurance Coverage Case for Trial

39th RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition

April 30, 2001  |  Atlanta, GA
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Settling Complex Insurance Claims

American Management Association, Policyholder Advisor Conference

September 21, 2000  |  New York, NY
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Current Issues in D&O and Professional Liability Insurance

April 25, 2000  |  New York, NY
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Insurance Coverage for Intellectual Property Liabilities Under the 'Advertising Injury' Coverage Provision in Liability Insurance Policies

Practising Law Institute's Fifth Annual Institute for Intellectual Property Law

October 08, 1999  |  New York, NY
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What's a Risk Manager To Do? Insurance Coverage for Y2K Liabilities: 'Sue & Labor and Directors and Officers Liability Insurance Issues

Cleveland-Akron Chapter of RIMS

September 14, 1999  |  Independence, OH
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Current Issues in D&O and Professional Liability Insurance

The Association of the Bar of the City of New York

June 18, 1999  |  New York, NY
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High-Tech Insurance Issues: Insurance Coverage For Intellectual Property Liabilities Under The 'Advertising Injury' Coverage Provision in Liability Insurance Policies

June 11, 1999  |  New York, NY
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What Everyone Should Know About Insurance Coverage for Intellectual Property Claims But Was Afraid To Ask

37th Annual RIMS Conference

April 13, 1999  |  Dallas, TX
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What Every Intellectual Property Lawyer Should Know About Insurance Coverage But Was Afraid to Ask

February 24, 1999  |  Chicago, IL
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What Every Intellectual Property Lawyer Should Know About Insurance Coverage But Was Afraid to Ask

November 18, 1998  |  New York, NY
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Compelling Coverage for Copyright Claims - Insurance Coverage for Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Liabilities under the 'Advertising Injury' Coverage Provision in Liability Insurance Policies

RIMS 1998 Annual Conference

April 28, 1998  |  San Diego, CA
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Insurance Coverage for Intellectual Property Liabilities under the ‘Advertising Injury’ Coverage Provision in Liability Insurance Policies

First Annual Policyholder Conference

March 17, 1998  |  Charleston, SC
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Recovering From Fraud Losses

First Annual Policyholder Conference

March 15, 1998  |  Charleston, SC
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Current Issues in D&O and Professional Liability Insurance

Mealey’s Emerging Insurance Battles Conference

March 13, 1998  |  New York, NY
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Insurance Coverage For Intellectual Property Liability Under the ‘Advertising Injury’ Coverage Provision In Liability Insurance Policies

November 17, 1997  |  New York, NY
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What You Don’t Know About Insurance Can Cost You Millions: How to Secure Environmental Insurance Coverage

November 05, 1997  |  Colorado Springs, CO
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Potential Liability Insurance Coverage for Wrongful Extractions Claims

1997 Mining Lawyers Conference

September 20, 1997  |  Charleston, SC
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Maximizing the Benefits of Environmental Insurance Coverage for Mining Concerns

1997 Mining Lawyers Conference

September 18, 1997  |  Charleston, SC
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Ten Insurance Tips for Corporate Law Departments

1997 RIMS Annual Conference

April 13, 1997  |  GA, Atlanta
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Insurance Coverage Considerations for Mining Concerns and Other Policyholders

September 28, 1996  |  Lake Tahoe, NV
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Insurance Coverage for Copyright Violations, Trademark Infringement, Patent Infringement or ‘Piracy’

34th RIMS Annual Conference

April 22, 1996  |  Toronto, ON, Canada
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Maximizing Your Insurance Asset: Insurance Coverage for ‘Advertising Injury’ Claims

January 30, 1996  |  New York, NY
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Insurance Coverage for Copyright and Patent Infringement Actions

American Bar Association National Convention

August 06, 1993  |  New York, NY
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Mar
2015
08
Oct
2014
Capturing the Moment Risk & Insurance
28
May
2014
Enviros question if insurers will cover climate risks to executives
ClimateWire
28
Nov
2011
Primary Insurer Must Defend Alfa Laval in Some Asbestos-Related Suits: Ruling
Business Insurance
23
Nov
2011
N.Y. Court Rules on Asbestos Defense Costs for Primary Insurer
Insurance Journal
07
Apr
2011
Small Banks Feel They're Under Fire
Wall Street Journal
20
Mar
2011
Claim disputes often caused by oversights - Complex coverage creates friction in D&O claims
Business Insurance
20
Oct
2010
Stanford Case Could Spark New D&O Strategies
Law360
22
Aug
2010
Worker prevails in popcorn-flavoring illness claim
Business Insurance
25
Mar
2010
Restitution Can Leave D&O Policyholders High and Dry
Law360
03
Feb
2010
Fla. Court Says Insurer Must Pay For Privacy Violation By Fax
National Underwriter
22
Jan
2010
01
Jan
2010
Insurance Attorneys' Wish List For 2010
Law360
12
Dec
2009
Court Ruling, Old Tricks Help Insurers Block D&O Coverage
FinCri Advisor
22
Nov
2009
More Environmental Lawsuits May Target Firms' Directors, Officers: Suits May Claim Company Contributed to Global Warming
Business Insurance
08
Nov
2009
Congress Eyes Pleading Standard: Some Say New Law Will Eliminate Costly Meritless Cases
Business Insurance
17
Sep
2009
SEC Failure To Expose Madoff Fraud Seen Snagging D&O Claims
National Underwriter
19
Jun
2009
Lloyd's Must Stand Behind $30M Taco Bell Policy, N.J. Court Rules
National Underwriter
18
Jun
2009
Taco Bell franchisees win cover for E. coli losses
Business Insurance
26
Mar
2009
Delaware Court Orders D&O Insurer to Cough Up Legal Fees for Criminal Defense
American Lawyer
23
Feb
2009
Unpaid premium taxes in Europe put policyholders at risk: D&O claims denials and fines among adverse possibilities
Business Insurance
11
Aug
2008
Reaction mixed on securities fraud ruling
Business Insurance
04
Aug
2008
Delaware Court Rules Federal Must Cover Defense Costs
National Underwriter
04
Aug
2008
Delaware Court Rebuffs D&O Insurer on Proportionate Defense Costs
Insurance Journal
29
Jul
2008
New Late-Notice Rule Shifts Burden to Insurer
New York Law Journal
24
Jul
2008
N.Y. modifies claims notification rules
Business Insurance
01
Jul
2008
Lawsuits related to mortgage meltdown could spread beyond financial sector
FinancialWeek
23
Jun
2008
Mortgage meltdown may spawn more suits
Business Insurance
06
Jun
2008
Court Orders Insurer To Pay School’s Defense Costs
Business Insurance
28
Apr
2008
Drug Firm's False Claims Not Covered by Insurance - Policy Language Redefined by Appeals Court
Business Insurance
31
Mar
2008
Federal insurance regulation proposed again: Move may help biggest insurers, but isn't urgent, analyst says
MarketWatch
24
Mar
2008
Bear Stearns' insurers don't have to fund pact
Business Insurance
28
Jan
2008
High court fraud ruling raises disclosure issues
Business Insurance
17
Oct
2007
A D&O Dilemma
CFO.com
08
Oct
2007
Market took off after directors, officers found personally liable
Business Insurance
08
Oct
2007
National Union Ordered to Pay Defense Expenses Immediately
Insurance Advocate
06
Aug
2007
Confidential Evidence Discounted in Lawsuit – 7th Circuit Dismisses Securities Fraud Suit Over Verification Issues
Business Insurance
23
Jul
2007
Prosecutors Can’t Force Company to Withhold Defense Costs - Judge in KPMG Case Says Tactic Violates Due Process Rights
Business Insurance
04
Jun
2007
Avoid Surprises by Understanding Coverage
Business Insurance
04
Jun
2007
Got a Bermuda Policy? Check the Fine Print
Business Insurance
04
Jun
2007
Insurers Exclude Risks Associated With Electromagnetic Radiation
Business Insurance
04
Jun
2007
Tracing Origins of a Unique Policy Provision
Business Insurance
05
Mar
2007
Aon Restates to Correct Option Grants Errors
Business Insurance
22
Jan
2007
Options Scandal May Test Cover of In-House Lawyers
Business Insurance
15
Jan
2007
Fight Over iPhone Name May Test Apple's Cover - Policy Wording, Timing Key in Determining Coverage For Disputes
Business Insurance
29
Nov
2006
Spitzer's Election Raises Questions on Future Probes
Business Insurance
01
Oct
2006
After Hurricanes Katrina and Rita Struck Last Year, Homeowners in Louisiana and Mississippi Learned What Disaster Victims Elsewhere Already Know
San Francisco MarketWatch
22
Aug
2006
Judge Issues Opinion After Hearing On Venue For Lead, Indemnity Issue
Mealey's Litigation Reports - Insurance
17
Apr
2006
Contingent Fees Won't Go Away Despite Spitzer – Complex Settlement Deals Not Seen as Bar
Business Insurance
03
Apr
2006
Attorneys Warn Buyers to Document Cover
Business Insurance
20
Mar
2006
Serenity Now!
CFO Magazine
17
Feb
2006
Insurance Must Show Prejudice To Avoid Liability After Settlement
Andrews Insurance Coverage Litigation Reporter
12
Dec
2005
More Bargaining Room For D&O Insurance
Business Finance
06
Jun
2005
Bonfire of the Indemnities – New D&O Insurance Products Help Directors Better Manage Their Liability For Others’ Malfeasance
Worth
21
Jul
2003
Government Cleanup Notice Triggers Duty to Defend: Court
Business Insurance
15
Jul
2003
Cleanup Notice Triggers Duty to Defend: Court
Business Insurance
07
Jul
2003
Policyholder Wins Pollution Dispute
Business Insurance
25
Mar
2003
Allou Sues Insurers to Force Payment
Newsday
03
Feb
2003
More Claims Denials Seen in Current Hard Market
Business Insurance
29
Jun
2002
Ohio Court Expands Pollution Coverage
BestWire
13
May
2002
D&O ‘Hammer’ Article Hits Nail On the Head
Business Insurance
02
Mar
2002
Insurance Industry Must Defend Lead Paint Cases
MultiFamily Executive
03
Jan
2002
Exclusion Clause Does Not Bar Coverage For Lead Poisoning
Toxics Law Reporter
22
Sep
2001
N.Y. Legislature Urged To Modify ‘Time-Sensitive’ Claims Defenses to Protect Insureds in WTC Disaster
Insurance Advocate
21
Sep
2001
Legislators Asked To Protect Claimants From Late Filing of WTC Claims
BestWire
27
Aug
2001
Lucent Fronting Deal: A Matter of Trust?
National Underwriter
14
May
2001
Rules of Litigation are Important to Risk Managers
Business Insurance
30
Mar
2001
Lawyers Acting As Claims Adjusters Must Turn Over Work Product Documents
Andrews Insurance Coverage Litigation Reporter
02
Mar
2000
High Court to Decide Insurer’s Duty to Pay Damages in Administrative Action
Hazardous Waste Law
26
Feb
2000
California High Court to Review Decision for Cleanup Recovery
Insurance Advocate
21
Feb
2000
Voluntary Cleanup at Issue
Business Insurance
09
Feb
1999
Prior Acts’ Ruling Favors Coverage: Ambiguity in Exclusion Means Policyholder Must Benefit, Judge Says
Business Insurance
12
Oct
1994
Washington Decisions Boost Hopes for Small Policyholders
Insurance and Risk Management
26
Sep
1994
Washington State Supreme Court Rules on Pollution Liability Exclusion; Ambiguity Means Liability
Insurance Advocate
21
Sep
1994
Washington High Court: Insurers May Have to Pay Despite ‘Pollution Exclusion'
Hazardous Waste Business
19
Sep
1994
Washington Continues PRP Bent in Superfund Insurance Cases
Hazardous Waste News
13
Jun
1994
Absolute Pollution Exclusion Weakened by Ruling
Business Insurance
08
Jun
1994
Environmental Cleanup Coverage Allowed Despite Lack of Legal Action, Court Decides
Toxics Law Reporter
06
Jun
1994
Pollution Ruling May Have Nat’l Impact
National Underwriter
30
May
1994
Voluntary Cleanups Covered: Court
Business Insurance
28
May
1994
Supreme Court in Washington State Rules Liability Policy on Pollution Effective Even Without Suits
Insurance Advocate

EDUCATION

Fordham University, J.D.

Oberlin College, B.A., with Honors in Economics

Editor, Fordham Urban Law Journal

BAR ADMISSIONS

New York

New Jersey

District of Columbia

COURT ADMISSIONS

Supreme Court of the United States.

United States Circuit Courts of Appeal for the 1st, 2nd, 5th, 6th and 8th Circuits.

United States District Courts in the: Southern District of New York; Eastern District of New York; and District of New Jersey.