NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jan 16, 2013) - In the wake of the recent financial crisis, the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act and heightened enforcement activity by the SEC, FDIC and other agencies, companies and their legal counsel face increased exposure for civil and criminal investigations and lawsuits. Recognizing that such investigations and litigation can have serious financial consequences, Practical Law Company, a provider of practical legal know-how to attorneys, is presenting a free webinar, "Protecting Against Catastrophic Loss with D&O Liability Insurance," on January 31, 2013, at 1:00PM ET (10:00AM PT).
During the 75-minute webinar, Margaret J. Davidson, attorney editor with PLC's Commercial service, will lead a discussion with Helen K. Michael, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP and Louise E. Ma, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, addressing how D&O liability insurance can help protect against potentially catastrophic losses. The panelists will provide an overview of recent legal developments that have created increased risks for companies, including new SEC units overseeing enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the rise in whistleblower tips and enforcement activity resulting from implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act, expanding theories of liability and enhanced investigative techniques.
The panelists will also provide legal counsel with information to help their clients maximize D&O insurance protection, including avoiding traps in the policy placement and renewal process, best practices for managing D&O insurance claims, and other steps for protecting and maximizing insurance policy payout. A Q&A session will follow.
"We are excited to be presenting this timely program with Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton," said Davidson. "Our goal is to help companies and their legal counsel ensure that their D&O liability insurance coverage provides sufficient protection against the increased exposure to investigations and lawsuits."
Register for the free PLC webinar: http://bit.ly/W0oxS7
Formed in the UK in 1990 and in the US in 2009, Practical Law Company provides practical legal know-how to law firms, law departments and law schools. Through a team of more than 100 expert attorney editors, PLC provides practical, up-to-date resources across all major practice areas to help lawyers get up to speed quickly, save time and protect the bottom line. Learn more at www.practicallaw.com.