12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Registration & Networking

1:00 pm - 1:05 pm

Welcoming Remarks

1:05 pm - 1:15 pm

Opening Remarks by our 2016 Conference Chair

  • Kevin M. LaCroix, Executive Vice President, RT ProExec
1:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Keynote Address

  • Paul Schiavone, Regional Head of Financial Lines North America, Allianz
1:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Emerging D&O Claims Risks

While the count of merger objection and derivative lawsuits is declining, the variety of case causes impacting D&O policies continues to expand. This session will explore emerging claims sources including patent infringement, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) and False Claims Act. Each of these areas of law has existed for a number of years, they are emerging as a source of concern for D&O underwriters.

  • Jim Blinn, EVP & Global Product Manager, Advisen
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The Buyer’s Perspective

This panel will cover topics including whether D&O insurance is adequately responding to those risks and the reality of information sharing between the insurance industry and buyers. They will also outline what factors drive the purchase of D&O liability cover in their organizations.

  • Phil Norton, Vice Chairman, Midwest Region, Arthur J. Gallagher (Moderator)
  • Stephanie Fisher, Director of Risk Management and Insurance, Quanta Services
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Globalization of D&O

As companies expand globally, so too does litigation. National and global regulations are growing more stringent, and have broader reach. Trends such as litigation financing are becoming prevalent in Europe – how long before they reach US shores? This session will look at US and global regulatory and litigation developments and address how the insurance community is responding.

  • Jennifer O’Neill, Regional Head of International Insurance Programs, Allianz (Moderator)
  • Brian Botkin, Head of Multinational, Global Financial Lines, AIG
  • Nick DeStefano, VP – Underwriting Counsel, Argo Pro
  • Jeroen van Kwawegen, Partner, Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossman LLP
  • Carol Zacharias, Senior Vice President, Underwriting Counsel, QBE
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Afternoon Break

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

EPLI Spotlight

What can an employer do to keep up with changing exposures? For multi-national companies, how are US laws being mirrored in other countries? How is insurance responding?

  • Thomas Deer, Shareholder, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart (Moderator)
  • Carrie Kurzon, Claims Consulting Director, CNA
  • Jerry L. Maatman, Jr., Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • Phil Rhodes, Senior Vice President, Financial Lines, AIG
  • Kelly Thoerig, Senior Vice President, EPL Coverage Leader, Marsh
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Privacy and Network Security Issues

This session will explore the vulnerabilities of public and private companies of all sizes to data breaches and privacy violations, and examine the types of scenarios that could place directors and officers in the cross hairs of regulators, investors, customers or other interested parties. How have these claims played out in reality?

  • Chris Rafferty, Senior Vice President, Aon (Moderator)
  • Nick Economidis, Underwriter, Beazley
  • Mickey Estey, Senior Vice President, E&O/Cyber/Media, RT ProExec – RT Specialty
  • Douglas Greene, Partner, Lane Powell
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Closing Remarks & Reception

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