Monthly Archives: August 2011

Learn about cyber risk, data breaches, and cyber insurance by joining me for the NetDiligence® West Coast Cyber Risk & Privacy Liability Forum!

It’s been said that 2011 is the year of the data breach and cyber attack.  If you’re looking to learn more about data breaches, privacy claims and privacy breaches, health care sector risks, cyber risk insurance coverage, and about state and federal regulations and laws covering data breaches and cyber risks, then you should join me for the NetDiligence® West Coast Cyber Risk & Privacy Liability Forum, organized and hosted by my good friends at HB Litigation Conferences.  You can get continuing legal education (CLE) credit, too.

Here are the details:

NetDiligence® West Coast Cyber Risk & Privacy Liability Forum

Date: October 4-5, 2011
Location:
The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey, CA
Chairs: Brad Gow
, Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd.;
Anne De Vries
, Managing Director, Digital Risk Managers, A division of Wells Fargo Special Risks, Inc.; Christopher Novak, Managing Principal, Verizon Business – Investigative Response;  and Ben Beeson, Partner, Global Technology and Privacy Risks Practice, Lockton Companies LLP

Agenda and Speakers

Register Now!

Delegate Rates:
Attorneys: $1,195**
Insurers & Brokers: $895**
Risk Managers and CFOs: $795**
Sitting Judges or Special Masters: FREE

Individual & Group Discounts Available

Please contact Brownie Bokelman at 484-324-2755 x212 or Brownie.Bokelman@litigationconferences.com to discuss these options.

Conference Venue and Hotel Information

The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey is located at 4375 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA. Attendees should make reservations directly with the hotel by calling 1-800-241-3333 or click here to book online and enter code HBLHBLG. A block of rooms has been reserved for $239/night – mention the HB Litigation Cyber Risk Conference. The cut-off for this rate is September 12, 2011. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Cyndy Noonan directly at 484-324-2755 x201 or cyndy.noonan@litigationconferences.com.

Can’t Attend?

You can still benefit from our programs! Audio, video recordings and handbooks are available for our conferences! Individually priced and packaged, each captures the information and insights delivered by our faculty. Hear from experts, gain new perspectives, and learn proven techniques. For more information, click here, call 484-324-2755, or email allison.emery@litigationconferences.com to reserve your copy today!

My session will be:

State of the Cyber Nation Address

  • Notable recent cases and their impact on this budding litigation area
  • What plaintiffs’ counsel look for when evaluating new data breach class actions
  • Current theories of liability and claims alleged
  • How to present damages in this era?
  • Considerations to minimize the chance of litigation after a breach and settlement opportunities
  • More sophisticated defenses
  • Identity Theft Restoration Act-suing hackers?
  • How federal courts may change the game

Meredith Schnur, Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA, Inc.(Moderator)

Jon Lambiras, Berger & Montague, PC

John Mullen, Sr., Esq., Nelson Levine de Luca & Horst, LLC

Scott Godes, Esq., [formerly] Dickstein Shapiro

Disclaimer:

This blog is for informational purposes only. This may be considered attorney advertising in some states. The opinions on this blog do not necessarily reflect those of the author’s law firm and/or the author’s past and/or present clients. By reading it, no attorney-client relationship is formed. If you want legal advice, please retain an attorney licensed in your jurisdiction. The opinions expressed here belong only the individual contributor(s). © All rights reserved. 2011.

Note: as a speaker at the conference, I will not be charged a fee to attend the remainder of the conference.

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Join me for “Revisiting Policy Limits,” part of HB’s “Asbestos Insurance Litigation Audiocast” CLE

On August 10, 2011, from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm (Eastern), my friends at HB Litigation Conferencesare hosting a CLE  teleconference: “Asbestos Insurance Litigation Audiocast.” It is going to be a great event. I’m going to be speaking at 1:00 pm, presenting with Jack Gerstein on a panel titled, “Revisiting Policy Limits.” You can review the entire agenda by clicking here (PDF).  You’ll get either 3 or 3.5 CLE credits, depending on your jurisdiction.

My presentation will include a discussion about the following points, in the context of insurance coverage for asbestos claims:

• The impact of products hazard versus premises/operations (non-products) claims
• The impact of the number of occurrences
• The impact of additional insureds
• Issues relating to annualized limits
• Types of actions – from Wellington arbitrations to claims alleging misrepresentation

To register, you can download the Registration Form (PDF) and mail/fax/email it to HB Litigation Conferences, complete the online form, or e-mail or call Brownie Bokelman at 484-324-2755 x 212 to register.

Disclaimer:

This blog is for informational purposes only. This may be considered attorney advertising in some states. The opinions on this blog do not necessarily reflect those of the author’s law firm and/or the author’s past and/or present clients. By reading it, no attorney-client relationship is formed. If you want legal advice, please retain an attorney licensed in your jurisdiction. The opinions expressed here belong only the individual contributor(s). © All rights reserved. 2011.

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Podcast on D&O insurance, cybersecurity, cyber liabilities, privacy class actions, and insurance: “Executive Summary Webinar Series: What You Need to Know Before You Walk Into the Boardroom (July 2011)”

I recently joined Priya Cherian Huskins and Lauri Floresca of Woodruff Sawyer & Co. to discuss D&O insurance, cyberinsurance, and insurance coverage for privacy issues, data breaches, cyberattacks, denial-of-service attacks and more.   Lauri and Priya gave an overview of the D&O insurance marketplace, including changes in pricing, availability of limits, and new insurance policies and insurance products.  Then we shifted gears and talked about cybersecurity, cyber liability, and insurance coverage for cybersecurity risks.  We touched on the latest data breaches, privacy claims and class actions, and other cyber incidents to have hit the news and discussed the related insurance coverage issues.  The audio and supporting materials (that Woodruff Sawyer prepared) have been put online as a podcast and supporting PDF, so that you listen, in case you missed the live presentation.

To listen to this podcast, click here.

To view a pdf of the presentation, click here.

Date and Time


 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Webinar

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM PST


This webinar is offered free of charge.


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Woodruff-Sawyer & Co.

50 California St., 12th Fl.

San Francisco, CA 94111

Before you walk into your next board meeting, what do you need to know when it comes to current D&O liability issues? The “Executive Summary” is Woodruff-Sawyer’s webinar series for CFOs, GCs, Controllers and others who work with boards of directors.  The upcoming session will feature a conversation with Woodruff-Sawyer’s Priya Cherian Huskins and Lauri Floresca, both nationally-recognized insurance experts, and Scott Godes [formerly] of Dickstein Shapiro.Scott [was] the co-leader of Dickstein Shapiro’s Cyber Security Coverage Initiative. Areas of Discussion

  • D&O Market Update
  • D&O Litigation Update

– Newest numbers on D&O suits
– Latest on Supreme Court rulings

  • Lessons from Sony & Citi: What boards should be asking about cyber liability

– Updates on the recent high-profile data security breaches
– Understanding the impact of California’s recent Supreme Court zip code decision
– What should boards do to mitigate cyber risks?

Click here to register for this webinar.

For questions, please email seminar@wsandco.com


Woodruff-Sawyer is one of the largest independent insurance brokerage firms in the nation, and is an active partner of International Benefits Network and Assurex Global. For over 90 years, Woodruff-Sawyer has been partnering with clients to implement and manage cost-effective and innovative insurance, employee benefits and risk management solutions, both nationally and abroad. Headquartered in San Francisco, Woodruff-Sawyer has offices throughout California and in Portland, Oregon. For more information, call 415.391.2141 or visit www.wsandco.com.


Disclaimer:

This blog is for informational purposes only. This may be considered attorney advertising in some states. The opinions on this blog do not necessarily reflect those of the author’s law firm and/or the author’s past and/or present clients. By reading it, no attorney-client relationship is formed. If you want legal advice, please retain an attorney licensed in your jurisdiction. The opinions expressed here belong only the individual contributor(s). © All rights reserved. 2011.

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