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Jenner & Block Partner Matthew L. Jacobs will speak on a panel titled, “A Focus on Settlement Negotiations in the D&O Context: Attaining a Favorable Settlement Number for Your Client” at The 15th Annual Advanced Forum on D&O Liability Conference in New York, NY on November 30. Mr. Jacobs will address the increase in the number of settlements and will discuss key strategies and tactics for negotiating the best settlements for clients including when settlement is the best option for an underlying case and taking account of the likelihood of prevailing on a motion to dismiss, a summary judgment, at trial, and on appeal when negotiating with carriers to fund early settlements.
Mr. Jacobs is a member of the Firm’s Insurance Litigation and Counseling and Reinsurance Practices. 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, has spoken at over 100 conferences, and has chaired over a dozen more, both domestically and internationally, in the past 25 years on various insurance coverage issues.
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