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Advisory—UK Bribery Act 2010 – Consider Your Directors and Officers Insurance?

By Raymond L. Sweigart and Rene L. Siemens, Partners, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Section 7 of the UK Bribery Act that came into force on 1 July establishes a strict liability corporate offense for failure to prevent bribery. The only defence recognized in the Act is where an affected commercial...

EXCLUSIONS IN PROPERTY INSURANCE POLICIES - New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, Chapter 43

By Rene L. Siemens, Vincent E. Morgan, Alyson R. Parker, Dawn M. Jenkins This chapter discusses exclusions that are often found in property insurance policies, with a particular emphasis on the All-Risk Form.[1] The All-Risk Form, which covers all causes of loss to property unless specifically excluded...

Public Companies Must Disclose Cyber-Liability Risks

By Rene Siemens and David Beck , Attorneys, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP If you thought you did not need cyber insurance before, Uncle Sam may cause you to think otherwise. On October 13, 2011, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") Division of Corporation Finance issued...

Siemens and Beck on Obtaining Optimal Cyber Insurance

By Rene Siemens and David Beck , Attorneys, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP This commentary observes that the rising threat of cyber attacks and data breaches as well as the proliferation of data security and privacy laws have made it more important than ever for organizations that handle sensitive...

How to Negotiate Cyber Insurance

By Rene Siemens and David Beck , Attorneys, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP This article previously appeared in Risk Management magazine. Exposure to network and data security breaches has grown exponentially in recent years and the market for insurance tailored to cover this risk has...