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Director and Officer Holiday Reading List 2019

December 18, 2019

Management Liability/D&O

While the D&O Notebook is on break, we will leave you with our holiday reading list of guides for what directors and officers can expect, plan for, and do in 2020, including:

  1. Plan for your 2020 D&O insurance renewal, with feedback from 34 carries about what to expect and insights on “hot topics” in 2020 from our own experts. You can also view the recordings of our D&O Looking Ahead 2020 webinars.
  2. Sign up for your 2020 board education seminars.
  3. If you are planning for an IPO, get ready for your D&O insurance purchase.
  4. If you’re staying private, better understand your private company D&O insurance.
  5. Plan for your 2020 property and casualty renewal.

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1. Looking Ahead 2020: D&O Considerations for the Next Calendar Year

As we predicted last year, in 2019 the market for D&O insurance has experienced a fundamental reset, and the current hard market shows no signs of softening soon. This guide will help you prepare to meet the challenges of 2020.

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2. 2020 Board Education Resource Guide

To stay current with hot topics and relevant issues, board education is an imperative. The the latest edition of Woodruff Sawyer’s interactive Board Education Resource Guide will help you determine which of the myriad available educational sessions are the best ones for you..

Board Education Resource Guide 2020

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3. IPO Track: Your Guide to D&O Insurance for IPOs

Directors and officers have a lot to consider when it comes to preparing for an IPO. One important task is to purchase an appropriate amount of directors and officers liability insurance, especially given the difficult litigation landscape for IPO companies. The IPO Track: Your Guide to Directors and Officers Insurance for IPOs walks you through the five critical steps necessary to coordinate D&O insurance when going public.

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4. Your Guide to Private Company D&O Insurance

Do private companies need directors and officers liability insurance? In addition to being part of an overall risk management strategy, D&O insurance can help attract and retain top talent in your organization. This 2019 edition of the Woodruff Sawyer Guide to Private Company D&O Insurance can help large private companies navigate the complicated topic of D&O insurance.

Cover page of 2020 Private Company D&O Insurance Guide

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5. Looking Ahead 2020: Property & Casualty Considerations for the Next Calendar Year

We have good news and bad news. The bad news is that rising premiums in Property and Casualty insurance are looking to continue into 2020. The good news is that there are ways to prepare your organization for the coming year and to lessen the blow. In this, our third annual P&C Looking Ahead Guide, our experts describe the conditions that are contributing to this hardening market so you and your organization have a good grasp on the current market. 

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Priya Cherian Huskins

Senior Vice President, Management Liability

Editor, Management Liability/D&O

Priya is a recognized expert and frequent speaker on D&O liability risk and its mitigation. In addition to consulting on D&O insurance, she counsels clients on corporate governance matters, including ways to reduce their exposure to shareholder lawsuits and regulatory investigations. Priya serves on the board of an S&P 500 public company and a large private company and has an impressive list of publications, speaking engagements, and awards for her influence and expertise in the industry. 

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Priya Cherian Huskins

Senior Vice President, Management Liability

Editor, Management Liability/D&O

Priya is a recognized expert and frequent speaker on D&O liability risk and its mitigation. In addition to consulting on D&O insurance, she counsels clients on corporate governance matters, including ways to reduce their exposure to shareholder lawsuits and regulatory investigations. Priya serves on the board of an S&P 500 public company and a large private company and has an impressive list of publications, speaking engagements, and awards for her influence and expertise in the industry. 

415.402.6527

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