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Guide to D&O Insurance for your IPO (2017 Edition)

November 14, 2016

Management Liability/D&O

I’m interrupting the M&A series I’ve been posting so that we can move forward the release of our Guide to D&O Insurance for your IPO (2017 edition). I’ll be back to discussing M&A issues, including my promised post on appraisal rights, after Thanksgiving. –Priya

The election is over, and the stock market has rallied. Time to plan for your IPO?

In case the answer is yes, check out Woodruff Sawyer’s 2017 version of our Guide to D&O Insurance for Your IPO.Images of IPO Guide

Ramping up your D&O insurance for an IPO is a complex process. There are important insurance milestones that coincide with your IPO milestones. In this guide, you’ll find out:

  • How to develop a risk management strategy with your broker;
  • What the launch and brokering phase should look like and things to watch for;
  • When to implement the program and what happens next; and
  • How to garner ongoing D&O insurance support that will take you beyond the IPO.

We’re releasing this 2017 edition early to make it available for the attendees of the EY Strategic Growth Forum in Palm Desert this week. Woodruff Sawyer is proud to be a sponsor of this event, and I’m delighted to be speaking at the event again this year. My session, held on Wednesday morning (11/16), is on managing D&O and transactional risk. EY’s Anna Bourne is my co-presenter.

EY’s Strategic Growth Forum is always a blockbuster event. The speakers list is really something: Kobe Bryant, LinkedIn’s Jeff Weiner, Barbara Corcoran (Will anyone ask her about Mr. Trump? This isn’t a shy crowd!), and Jack Nicklaus, to name a few. The panels are also jam-packed with some of the most impressive CEOs around.

The attendees list is even more impressive. So many of the CEOs at this event are EY Entrepreneur of the Year award winners in their regions. They’re gathered in Palm Desert in part to find out who will win the award for the entire United States. The winners are announced at a gala hosted by none other than Seth Meyers.

Parties and glamour notwithstanding, the EY Strategic Growth Forum is a content-rich event. You can follow the conversation on Twitter at #SGFUS. There are a few live webcasts as well, including one at 9 a.m. PT on Wednesday (11/16) that will provide a 2017 IPO and M&A Outlook. Don’t miss it.

 

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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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