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Partners Lorelie S. Masters and Thomas C. Newkirk recently spoke on “New Developments in Securities Litigation and Insurance Coverage – What You Need to Know to Advise Your Directors and Officers” at the Washington Metropolitan Association of Corporate Counsel of America Litigation and Corporate Securities Forums. Ms. Masters and Mr. Newkirk discussed the three critical developments affecting directors and officers: Dodd-Frank whistleblower protections; recent insider trading and investigations and enforcement actions; and recent developments affecting D&O insurance coverage, and critical steps to take at the time of D&O insurance placement or renewal to limit personal risk and avoid complex insurance claim disputes.
Ms. Masters is a partner in Jenner & Block’s Washington, DC office and a member of the Firm’s Litigation Department and Climate and Clean Technology Law and Insurance Litigation and Counseling Practices. Since 1983, she has advised and represented companies and individuals seeking to enforce insurance coverage under general liability, directors & officers, first-party property, health, and other types of insurance.
Mr. Newkirk is a partner in the Firm's Litigation Department. He is Co-Chair of the Securities Litigation Practice, and is a member of the Securities Practice and the Subprime Litigation Task Force. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Newkirk was an Associate Director of Enforcement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, where he led the investigations of some of the SEC's most significant cases.
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