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Dodd-Frank: SEC Issues Call for Comments

By Allison Bell, Senior Editor/Web Editor, National Underwriter Life & Health The U.S. Securities and Exchange (SEC) has set up a Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act comment submission process. The SEC has posted a list of Dodd-Frank act comment submission form links...

Surge of Securities Litigation Against U.S.-Listed Chinese Companies Raises Critical D&O Insurance Issues

By Kevin M. LaCroix, Esq., Executive Vice President, OakBridge Insurance Services and Peter M. Gillon, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP One of the most distinctive U.S. litigation trends over the last twelve months has been the surge of securities class action lawsuits filed against...

Cadwalader Clients & Friends Memo: Applicability to Insurance-Linked Securities of SEC Re-proposal of Shelf Eligibility Conditions for Asset-Backed Securities

On July 26, 2011 the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") issued a release (the "Proposing Release") revising and re-proposing certain rules (the "Proposed Rules") initially proposed in April 2010 related to asset-backed securities in light of the provisions added...

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...

One More Thing to Keep Directors and Officers Awake at Night: Dodd-Frank’s Impact on D&O Insurance

By K. Alan Parry and Eric G. Barber The November/December 2011 issue of Coverage features an article, "One More Thing to Keep Directors and Officers Awake at Night: Dodd-Frank's Impact on D&O Insurance," by K. Alan Parry of Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan...