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Foreign Filers, Flash Report, and the Wall Street Journal

April 17, 2019

Management Liability/D&O

Wall Street Journal: Foreign Firms Face Climbing D&O Insurance Premiums

Read my explanation about why D&O insurance premiums for foreign firms are on the rise in Ezequiel Minaya’s latest article in the Wall Street Journal.

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Why D&O Costs Are Soaring for Foreign Filers

It’s a tumultuous time in the D&O insurance market, and foreign filers (companies based outside of the US but listed on a US exchange) are facing unusually steep increases in D&O insurance premiums. In this guest edition of the D&O Notebook, Jane Njavro discusses how companies that previously benefited from discounted D&O premiums relative to their US counterparts are facing dramatic changes—largely due to increased litigation and settlements against foreign filers.

DataBox Flash Report

With 217 suits filed last year, 2018 boasted the 20-year record high for securities class actions filed against issuers of common or preferred stock listed in the United States. To better understand what this means, explore Woodruff Sawyer’s Flash Report. The Report is powered by our proprietary DataBox™, which tracks federal securities class action litigation filed against public company issuers and their directors and officers.

 

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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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