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Evolving Directors & Officers Liability Environment: Emerging Issues & Considerations


Company directors and officers operate in difficult, complex, and evolving business, legal, and regulatory environments, making challenges and risk exposures unavoidable. But a thorough understanding of risk and insurance issues can help directors and officers protect their personal assets.

This Board Leadership Series report prepared by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and Marsh US, provides issue summaries, checklists, and discussion guides to help directors and officers consider how their exposure may be evolving in the changing risk landscape and how to respond to emerging issues. Targeted toward both experienced and new directors, the report provides actionable and timely guidance on liability and insurance issues related to:

  • The annual directors and officers review process.
  • Private company boards.
  • Mergers and acquisitions (M&A), spinoffs and bankruptcy exposures.
  • Transactional risks.
  • Cybersecurity risks.
  • Emerging trends in employment-related risks.
  • Global company board members.
  • Regulatory investigations.

This handbook provides a comprehensive checklist of considerations for your D&O coverage, to ensure you’re protected against all the possibilities.