Tag Archives: Corporate boards

Guest Post: What Corporate Directors Need to Know about Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity issues are currently at the top of the agenda for corporate boards. In the following guest post, David M. Furbush and David M. Lisi of the Pillsbury law firm review what corporate directors should understand about their companies’ cybersecurity risks and how boards can go about proactively participating in decisions about what to do … Continue Reading

Guest Post: Managing Gatekeeper Anxiety

In the following guest post, Michael W. Peregrine, a partner at the McDermott, Will & Emery law firm, take a look at regulators’ new “gatekeeper” expectations that now face corporate directors. This article is reprinted with permission from Corporate Board Member, First Quarter, 2016. I would like to thank Michael for his willingness to publish … Continue Reading

Guest Post: Seven Lessons Learned from D&O Litigation During the Financial Crisis  

The financial crisis generated a great deal of litigation, much involving the directors and officers of companies affected by the crisis. As the crisis recedes further into the past and as the litigation it generated winds down, it is worth taking a look at what happened to determine what can be learned from the litigation. … Continue Reading

Senate Bill Would Require Disclosure Concerning Corporate Boards’ Cybersecurity Expertise

It is not news that cybersecurity is a serious corporate and domestic security concern. But despite continuing revelations of high-profile data breaches, cybersecurity is an area (OK, one of the many areas) where Congress has been slow to act. While there is still as yet no comprehensive Congressional attempt to tackle cybersecurity as an issue … Continue Reading

The Latest on Arbitration Clauses in Corporate Bylaw Provisions

In a recent post, I noted the Delaware Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the validity of  bylaw  provisions shifting the costs of litigation to an unsuccessful intra-corporate litigation claimant, which is the latest in a series of judicial decisions in which courts have recognized the authority of corporate boards to address shareholder litigation concerns in their … Continue Reading

Guest Post: Securing the Director and Officers Liability Insurance Lifelines! What Every Director Needs to Know – Before Entering Troubled Waters

At times of trouble, D&O insurance can represent the last line of defense for corporate directors. For that reason, corporate board members rightfully are concerned about their insurance and want reassurance that their company’s policy will provide them the protection they will need. Unfortunately, directors don’t always know the questions to ask and only find … Continue Reading
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