If you have not yet seen it, you will want to be sure to read the January 29, 2020 Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance post entitled “Challenging Times: The Hardening D&O Insurance Market” by Carl Metzger and Brian Mukherjee of the Godwin Proctor law firm (here).
Continue Reading The Current D&O Insurance Market Turmoil: Causes, Effects, and What to Do

Francis Kean

Earlier this month I published a guest post in which John McCarrick and Paul Schiavone suggested various policy terms and conditions they proposed should be revisited as D&O insurers seek profitability. My comments on their proposals appeared as an appendix to John and Paul’s article. John and Paul’s article has provoked a series of responses. Last week, I published a second guest post in which Paul Ferrillo provided his thoughts in response to John and Paul’s article. And in yet another guest post, Gil Isidro provided his comments as well. Now, as set out below, Francis Kean adds his voice to the dialog. Francis is Executive Director FINEX Willis Towers Watson. I would like to thank Francis for allowing me to publish his comments. Here is Francis’s article.
Continue Reading Guest Post: D&O Insurance: A Crisis of Complexity

Gil Isidro

As many readers will recall, earlier this month I published a guest post in which John McCarrick and Paul Schiavone provided a list of policy terms and conditions they suggested should be revisited as D&O insurers seek to reposition themselves toward profitability. I included my own comments to John and Paul’s article as an appendix to their guest post. Last week, I published a second guest post in which Paul Ferrillo provided his thoughts in response to John and Paul’s article. In the following guest post, Gil Isidro  adds his comments to the dialog. Gil Isidro is Lead Coverage Counsel with Woodruff Sawyer.  Before joining Woodruff last summer, Gil was an attorney with AIG Financial Lines for 14 years, the last few of which were spent overseeing legal support of its management liability division. I would like to thank Gil for allowing me to publish his article as a guest post on this site. I welcome guest post submissions from responsible authors on topics of interest to this blog’s readers. Please contact me directly if you would like to submit a guest post. Here is Gil’s article.
Continue Reading Guest Post: You Say You Want a Revolution? Well, You Know… No

Paul Ferrillo

In a recent guest post, industry veterans John McCarrick and Paul Schiavone outlined some policy terms and conditions they suggested D&O insurers may want to address as the insurers try to re-orient toward profitability. In the following guest post, Paul Ferrillo provides his response to John and Paul’s article. Paul is a shareholder in the Greenberg Traurig law firm’s Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Crisis Management Practice. I would like to thank Paul for allowing me to publish his guest post as an article on this site. I welcome guest post submissions from responsible authors on topics of interest to this blog’s readers. Please contact me directly if you would like to submit a guest post. Here is Paul’s article.


Continue Reading Guest Post: Scope of Coverage is Fine – Rate and Claim-Paying are the Keys