Roberta Anderson

Roberta Anderson

K&L Gates LLP

Contact  |  View Bio  |  RSS

Latest Publications


Maximizing Insurance Recovery for the Tianjin Port Explosions

On Wednesday, August 12, 2015, two massive explosions devastated large swaths of Tianjin, China, an industrial powerhouse and home to one of the world’s busiest ports. The explosions, which reportedly have killed more than a...more

8/24/2015 - Business Interruption China Commercial General Liability Policies Corporate Counsel Insurance Industry Property Damage Toxic Chemicals Umbrella Policies Young Lawyers

Five Tips for Success in Cyber Insurance Litigation

Many insurance coverage disputes can be, should be, and are settled without the need for litigation and its attendant costs and distractions. However, some disputes cannot be settled, and organizations are compelled to resort...more

8/4/2015 - Class Action CNA Commercial General Liability Policies Corporate Counsel Cyber Attacks Cyber Crimes Cyber Insurance Cybersecurity Data Breach Insurance Industry Litigation Strategies Policy Exclusions Popular Security Breach Young Lawyers

The Devil in the “Cyber” Insurance Details

There’s a tempest amidst the recent spring shower of “cyber” insurance cases. It isn’t the Recall Total case reported the week before last, or the Travelers v. Federal Recovery Services case reported the week before. While...more

6/12/2015 - Class Action Commercial General Liability Policies Commercial Insurance Policies Cyber Insurance Cybersecurity Data Breach Health Care Providers Insurance Industry Liability Insurance Misrepresentation PHI Policy Exclusions Popular Putative Class Actions Security and Privacy Controls

Connecticut High Court Weighs in on CGL Coverage for Data Breach

In a highly anticipated May 26th decision, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that two CGL insurers, Federal Insurance Company and Scottsdale Insurance Company, are not required to cover losses in connection with the...more

6/1/2015 - Commercial General Liability Policies CT Supreme Court Data Breach Insurance Litigation Policy Exclusions

Five Takeaways from the First Cyber Insurance Case

On May 11, 2015, in a case that is being widely celebrated as one of the first coverage rulings involving a “cyber” insurance policy, a federal court ruled that Travelers has no duty to defend its insured in Travelers...more

5/26/2015 - Cyber Insurance Errors and Omissions Policy Insurance Industry Liability Insurance Travelers Property Casualty Co.

Five Steps To Data Breach Coverage For Card Issuer Liability

Target’s $19 million settlement with MasterCard underscores very significant sources of potential exposure that often follow a data breach incident. In the wake of any significant breach involving payment cards, such as the...more

4/21/2015 - Commercial General Liability Policies Cyber Insurance D&O Insurance Data Breach Debit and Credit Card Transactions Errors and Omissions Policy Popular Target

U.S. Bank v. Indian Harbor: Insurers Face Another Restitution/Disgorgement Setback

In a recent decision, the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota held that insurers could not use the so-called restitution/disgorgement defense to avoid covering amounts that their insured bank agreed to...more

9/11/2014 - Affirmative Defenses Banks Disgorgement Overdraft Fees Restitution U.S. Bank National Association

Your D&O Insurance Policy Post-Halliburton

In its recent, highly anticipated decision in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, the U.S. Supreme Court declined an invitation to overturn the so-called “fraud on the market” presumption applicable to securities class...more

7/30/2014 - Basic v Levinson Board of Directors D&O Insurance Halliburton Halliburton v Erica P. John Fund Professional Liability SCOTUS

Global Boardroom Risk Solutions Newsletter

Now more than ever, there is a need for risk solutions in the boardroom. Any organization can be faced with a significant crisis, whether a fraud investigation, a regulatory infringement, allegations of anticompetitive...more

7/25/2014 - Chief Compliance Officers Compliance Enforcement EU FCPA Fraud Investigations Risk Assessment Risk Management UK

Halliburton II: Supreme Court Upholds Fraud on the Market Presumption, but Gives Securities Defendants a Fighting Chance at...

On June 23, 2014, the Supreme Court issued its highly-anticipated decision in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund. The Court had accepted Halliburton for review to consider whether to overrule or substantially modify its...more

7/8/2014 - Basic v Levinson Class Certification Fraud Fraud-on-the-Market Halliburton Halliburton v Erica P. John Fund Presumption of Reliance SCOTUS Securities Fraud

Tips For Navigating U.S. and International Data Breaches

Navigating today’s complex legal and regulatory framework surrounding data breaches can be a daunting process for even the most sophisticated organization. In the United States, there is not currently a national uniform data...more

7/2/2014 - Breach Notification Rule Cybersecurity Data Breach EU Gramm-Leach-Blilely Act Regulatory Standards

Coming This Spring to an Insurance Policy Near You: Cybersecurity Data Breach Exclusions

Against the backdrop of Target’s massive data breach and the recent Heartbleed headache, the insurance industry’s imminent implementation of a series of new cybersecurity data breach exclusionary endorsements, which were...more

5/2/2014 - Commercial General Liability Policies Corporate Counsel Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection Policy Exclusions

Five Reasons Why The Sony Data Breach Coverage Decision Is Wrong

Five Reasons Why The Sony Data Breach Coverage Decision Is Wrong On Friday February 21st, a New York trial court judge let Sony’s insurers, Zurich American Insurance Co. and Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co., off the coverage...more

3/11/2014 - Commercial General Liability Policies Data Breach Data Protection Personally Identifiable Information Sony

NIST Unveils Cybersecurity Framework

On February 12th, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released its long-anticipated Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity together with a companion Roadmap for Improving Critical...more

2/18/2014 - Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Framework NIST

Five Tips to Consider When Any Public Company Might be The Next Target

With annual reporting season underway, C-suite executives wake to another day and another data breach. Target, Michael’s, Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, Adobe -- the list goes on and on. By now, all companies should appreciate...more

2/13/2014 - Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection Facebook Neiman Marcus SnapChat Target

Texas Supreme Court Holds “Contractual Liability” Exclusion Inapplicable

In a long and highly anticipated decision issued today, the Texas Supreme Court held that a standard “contractual liability” exclusion does not void coverage for claims alleging that a contractor failed to construct a project...more

1/22/2014 - Commercial Insurance Policies Construction Contracts Construction Defects Construction Disputes Construction Litigation Insurance Industry Texas

Before Becoming The Next Target: Recent Case Highlights The Need To Consider Insurance For Data Breaches

If only one of Target, Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, Adobe, and so on and so forth, had suffered a serious data breach within the last few months that would be sufficiently troubling. Yet data breaches have become so...more

1/20/2014 - Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection Hackers Target

The Calm Before the Storm Is the Time to Consider Insurance Coverage

There were no major hurricanes in 2013. Although the season was projected to be above average in terms of activity, this was the first Atlantic hurri­cane season without a major storm event through the month of November in...more

1/7/2014 - All-Risks Insurance Business Interruption Natural Disasters Property Insurance

Federal Insurance Office Unveils Long-Awaited Modernization Report

On December 12, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Federal Insurance Office (FIO) released and submitted to Congress its long-awaited report on How To Modernize And Improve The System Of Insurance Regulation In The United...more

12/18/2013 - Dodd-Frank Federal Insurance Office Insurance Reform Title V

Viruses, Trojans and Spyware, Oh My! The Yellow Brick Road to Coverage in the Land of Internet Oz – Part I

We’re not in e-Kansas anymore. And there’s no denying that present day internet Oz, while extraordinary, is increasingly scary. Cyber attacks of various types continue to escalate across the globe. As aptly stated by one...more

12/2/2013 - Cyber Attacks Cyber Crimes Data Protection Distributed Denial of Service Hackers Internet

Recent California Decision Upholds Data Breach Coverage

The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California recently upheld coverage under a commercial general liability policy for a hospital data breach that compromised the confidential medical records of nearly 20,000...more

11/27/2013 - Commercial General Liability Policies Data Breach Data Protection Healthcare Hospitals PHI

NIST Unveils Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework

On October 22, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released its long-anticipated Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework for public review and comment. The Cybersecurity Framework was issued in accordance...more

11/25/2013 - Critical Infrastructure Sectors Cyber Insurance Cybersecurity Data Protection Incentives NIST Risk Management

Cyber Insurance - Selecting the Right Policy to Identify and Mitigate Risk

Given the prominence of recent cyber attacks, the importance of comprehensive cyber security policies in both the private and public sectors has received increased attention. As part of a comprehensive approach to cyber...more

10/28/2013 - Cyber Insurance Data Protection

How to Purchase “Cyber” Insurance

“Cyber” insurance can be an extremely valuable asset in an organization’s strategy to address and mitigate cyber security, data privacy and other risks. But selecting and negotiating the right insurance product can present a...more

10/22/2013 - Cyber Insurance

Recent California Decision Holds That Privacy/Data Breach Liability Covered Under “Traditional” Insurance Policy

In an October 7th decision, the United States District Court for the Central District of California upheld coverage under a commercial general liability policy for a hospital data breach that compromised the records of nearly...more

10/21/2013 - Data Breach Data Protection Hospitals Patient Confidentiality Breaches PHI Privacy Laws

34 Results
View per page
Page: of 2

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:

Sign up to create your digest using LinkedIn*

*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.
*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.