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Risk in Context

Timely posts from our risk and insurance experts on the issues and trends that affect your business — and your bottom line.

Delaware Federal Forum Provision Decision a Huge Win for Companies Planning IPOs

Posted by Sarah Downey March 18, 2020

The Delaware Supreme Court has reversed a lower court’s decision about the validity of federal-forum selection provisions — a win for companies that are preparing to go public.

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Cryptocurrency: 5 Trends to Watch in 2020

Posted by Sarah Downey January 29, 2020

As interest in the digital asset space grows, companies should be watching for five trends in 2020.

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Preparing for D&O Renewals in the Era of #MeToo

Posted by Sarah Downey November 19, 2018

The #MeToo movement has put the spotlight on sexual misconduct in the workplace, making it essential for organizations to have a robust directors and officers (D&O) liability insurance program.

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Mitigating the Potential Risk Exposures Arising Out of the GDPR

Posted by Sarah Downey November 05, 2018

It is important to understand new requirements under these laws and how they could affect your risk profiles, and to work with your insurance advisors to regularly review D&O and cyber coverages to keep pace with the changes. 


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Getting the Most from Your D&O Renewal

Posted by Sarah Downey September 13, 2018

Here are three considerations that may help to better position your organization during your next renewal.

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Yahoo’s Cyber Breach Disclosure Penalty: Would Your D&O or Cyber Insurance Cover an SEC Fine?

Posted by Sarah Downey May 21, 2018

The US Securities and Exchange Commission’s $35 million settlement with Altaba, the company formerly known as Yahoo, highlights the need for companies to understand how their directors and officers liability (D&O) and cyber insurance policies might respond to securities-related regulatory activity.

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Related to: Cyber Risk

Supreme Court Decision Means Newly Public Companies Could Face Litigation on Two Fronts

Posted by Sarah Downey March 21, 2018

The Cyan decision increases the risks involved in going public. Now — before a company makes an initial or secondary offering — is the time to make sure companies and their directors and officers have the insurance protection they need.

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SEC Cybersecurity Guidance: Is Your D&O Program Prepared to Respond?

Posted by Sarah Downey March 02, 2018

With the release of the guidance, there’s likely to be an uptick in regulatory investigations and civil claims arising out of purported breaches of the SEC’s recommendations. And your directors and officers (D&O) liability program could play a key role in protecting your company and senior leaders.

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