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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 [Video]

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 [Video]

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

Two Oft-Neglected Cybersecurity Protections

With each passing year, cybercrime moves further into the mainstream of public company existence. What until recently was mostly an annoying, abstract concern for a handful of companies is now a daily menace that impacts...more

Cyber Risks for the Boardroom Part 3: Top Questions Directors Should be Asking about D&O Coverage

Our series “Cyber Risks – Director Liability and Potential Gaps in D&O Coverage” continues – Part 3 of 5: Top Questions Directors Should Be Asking About D&O Coverage Directors never want to be in the unenviable...more

Will Heartbleed Affect Data Breach Insurance Coverage?

by JD Supra Perspectives on

Although it is a widespread exploit that has been undetected for two years, whether or not a CGL policy covers data breaches allowed by Heartbleed should turn, simply, on whether the policy covers data breach at all...more

Physician Payment Sunshine Act Final Rule Released

by Polsinelli on

In This Issue: - Interpretation and Clarification of Key Definitions ..Applicable Manufacturers ..Applicable GPOs ..Covered Drug, Device, Biological or Medical Supply ..Covered Recipients ...more

Telemedicine Amidst Healthcare Reform: Practicalities and Pitfalls

The Supreme Court’s recent decision upholding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act underscores the need to deliver and make accessible quality healthcare to patients throughout the United States in an efficient and...more

Digital Risk Management Strategies For Business

by Tharpe & Howell, LLP on

Ensuring that key business data survives unexpected events is vital for businesses large and small. That’s why every business should have a plan in place to ensure the availability of its data when manmade or natural...more

340B Drug Pricing Program Experiencing Unprecedented Compliance Scrutiny

by Polsinelli on

Participants in the 340B Drug Pricing Program (340B Program) should be aware that over the last several months, the 340B Program has witnessed an unprecedented focus on oversight, integrity and enforcement. Although the 340B...more

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