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Holland & Knight's Inaugural Israel Practice Newsletter - July 2017

by Holland & Knight LLP on

...We invite you to read our inaugural Israel Practice newsletter, in which our authors discuss pertinent American-Israeli topics. As Israel has been a crossroads and a prolific source of new ideas for more than 3,000 years,...more

What To Look For In Strong Computer Fraud & Social Engineering Insurance

by GB&A Insurance on

Cyber security has been the talk of the town for quite a while now. Organizations today flooded with statistics and mentions of the importance of proper security measures and cyber liability programs. Some companies...more

Five Questions for Investors in Insurtech

Decisions you make when founding and/or investing in an insurtech venture can dictate your regulatory obligations, tax liability, operational structure and, ultimately, profitability. Here are five seemingly simple...more

How Insurtechs Maximize Profits and Competitive Advantage

by Mintz Levin on

The potential to disrupt the historic insurance industry model has made insurtech one of the hottest new areas of innovation and investment, with entrepreneurs developing technologies at a breakneck pace and venture capital...more

NAIC Insurance Summit 2017: Innovation and Disruption Are Top of Mind for State Regulators

by Mintz Levin on

From May 22-26 Mintz Levin participated in the annual NAIC Insurance Summit in Kansas City. A main theme of this year’s Summit was technology and innovation. The Summit was remarkable in that it served as a meeting grounds...more

Officer and director checklist: Complying with the global reach of the New York Department of Financial Services Cybersecurity...

by White & Case LLP on

The New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) issued Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services Companies (the "Cybersecurity Regulation") effective March 1, 2017. The regulation imposes tight compliance...more

Insurtech: 5 Questions, More Profit

by Mintz Levin on

Decisions you make when founding and/or investing in an insurtech venture can dictate your regulatory obligations, tax liability, operational structure and, ultimately, profitability. Here are five seemingly simple questions...more

Myths & Misconceptions of Biotech Securities Claims: An Analysis of Motion to Dismiss Results (2005-2016)

There is a common life cycle for Directors and Officers Liability for a publicly-traded biotechnology company bringing its first drug or device to the market. In the early stages, whether pre-clinical or Phase 1, there is...more

NYDFS Cybersecurity Regulations Compliance Guide: Applicability, Exemptions and Penalties

by White & Case LLP on

As discussed in our March 1, 2017 update,1 the New York Department of Financial Services ("NYDFS") issued final regulations that require New York banks and insurance companies, as well as other financial services companies...more

NYS Department of Financial Services Cybersecurity Regulation Goes Live: Now What?

by White & Case LLP on

March 1, 2017 marks the effective date of the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services Companies (the Rules). We previously reported on these emerging standards...more

DFS Cyber Regulation: Part II – An Interview with Bay Dynamics’ Steven Grossman

This is the second installment in our interview with Steven Grossman, VP Strategy & Enablement at Bay Dynamics, the cyber risk analytics company. Here, Steven discusses the importance of aligning an institution’s risk...more

Cyber Regulation Demands Board Accountability: Part 2 in a 3-Part Series

This is our second installment in a three-part series examining the New York State Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) new cybersecurity regulation. In this installment, we provide an overview of the regulation’s impact...more

Consider Cyberliability and Network Business Interruption Insurance Coverage in Light of Recent DDoS Internet Attack

by Reed Smith on

The October 21, 2016 DDoS attack on the internet’s domain name system infrastructure underscores the need to consider cyberliability insurance coverage as a critical component of your company’s security and privacy breach...more

Prepare for the Hack: Five Things to Keep in Mind when Shopping for Cybersecurity Insurance

by Baker Donelson on

When your company's confidential information ends up on the dark web, it is obviously too late to start thinking about adequate insurance coverage for the barrage of claims and expenses that are about to hit like a tidal...more

New Economy Businesses Need New Insurance: Can the Insurance Industry Keep Up?

by JD Supra Perspectives on

The sharing economy and new technology innovations have disrupted the traditional underwriting and risk assessment models....more

U.S. Court for District of Minnesota Dismisses Target Data Breach Shareholder Derivative Suits

On July 7, 2016, the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota granted Target’s unopposed motion to dismiss the derivative actions filed by a number of shareholders against the company relating to the...more

Practical Cybersecurity Guidance from TheCityUK and Marsh

by Reed Smith on

TheCityUK and Marsh have jointly published a report urging UK financial and related professional services sectors to step up their efforts to address cyber risk. The report (headed “Cyber and the City”) suggests that...more

Arizona Court Rules That Chubb Cyber Policy Does Not Cover Credit Card Theft Losses

by McGuireWoods LLP on

As cyber attacks increase at an unprecedented pace, more and more businesses are purchasing cyber insurance to protect against that risk. The insurance industry now faces an avalanche of claims, and those claims now are...more

Perspective: What Will Be the Defining Cybersecurity Issues In 2016?

by JD Supra Perspectives on

As data breaches and their related obligations and liability risks continue to pile up with every passing year, we asked attorneys writing on JD Supra to answer the question: What will be among the defining issues for...more

Securities Litigation and Enforcement Newsletter

by Fenwick & West LLP on

In this our second edition of Fenwick’s Securities Litigation and Enforcement Newsletter, we continue to provide you with short insights about timely securities litigation and enforcement developments. This edition’s topics...more

Update from Wilson Elser’s D&O Insurance Digest

by Wilson Elser on

Litigation Developments and Mega Settlements - Dole Food, Inc. Derivative Action – Delaware Chancery Court Finds D&Os Engaged in Fraud - Dole Food, Inc. shareholders sued Dole Chairman and CEO David Murdock and Dole...more

The Social Engineering Cyber Exposure

From the 2015 PLUS Professional Risk Symposium session “Bitcoins, Phishing…When is Cyber Crime ‘Just’ a Crime?” Scott L. Schmookler, Esq. (Gordon & Rees) and Steven Balmer (Travelers Bond & Specialty Insurance) discuss the...more

The Intersection of Cyber and D&O Coverage

From the 2015 PLUS D&O Symposium session “Parting Shots: A Conversation with Industry Leaders,” moderator James Skarzynski (Skarzynski Black LLC) and panelists Dan Fortin (Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance), Lisa Butera...more

Protecting Directors and Officers From Derivative Liability Arising From Data Breaches

With data breaches affecting companies across virtually every industry, cyber security has remained front page news. Lawsuits brought by aggrieved consumers and financial institutions against companies that have suffered data...more

NAIC Update – Spring 2015

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) held its first national meeting for 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona, from March 26 through March 31. Noteworthy new initiatives include cybersecurity, price optimization and...more

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