Jenner & Block

"How Will Current US Litigation Trends Impact UK Directors and Officers?," C5 Global Conferences: D&O Litigation Insurance Conference, London, England

Jenner & Block Partner Matthew L. Jacobs will speak at the D&O Litigation Insurance Conference to be held June 16-17 at the Grange City Hotel, London, England.  The conference is presented by C5 Global Conferences, one of the largest conference organizations in Europe.

Mr. Jacobs will present the topic, "How Will Current US Litigation Trends Impact UK Directors and Officers?"  As part of this topic, he will discuss excess carrier "drop down," when the primary carrier pays less than its limits in settling a matter, also known as the "Comerica/Qualcomm" issue; an important topic in the United States among policyholders and insurers. A goal of this presentation is to possibly predict whether these issues will transfer to UK coverage disputes.  Mr. Jacobs will be speaking on this, and related topics, with Steve Shappell, Managing Director of Aon Financial Services Legal and Claims Advocacy Group. 

Mr. Jacobs is a member of the Firm’s Insurance Litigation and Counseling and Reinsurance Practices. He is responsible for complex, multi-party insurance coverage litigation matters in state and federal courts, and he regularly advises corporations on the availability of insurance coverage for a wide variety of claims, including those related to directors and officers liability, errors and omissions, mortgage lending practices, mold and water damage, business interruption losses, product liability, mutual fund late-trading and market timing lawsuits and regulatory investigations and environmental matters. Mr Jacobs has written extensively on issues of insurance coverage for D&O liabilities and related matters, and has spoken at over 75 conferences, and has chaired over a dozen more, both domestically and internationally in the past 20 years on various insurance coverage issues.