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Marc S. Mayerson, Principal, The Mayerson Firm PLLC to Speak at KCís D&O Liability Insurance Policies: Emerging Issues and Practical Guidance Live Webcast

New York, NY, May 14, 2014 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Marc S. Mayerson, Principal, The Mayerson Firm PLLC will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “D&O Liability Insurance Policies: Emerging Issues and Practical Guidance Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for Wednesday, June 25, 2014 @ 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (ET).

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About Marc S. Mayerson

Marc Mayerson represents corporations, board members, executives, and fiduciaries concerning insurance recovery under D&O, ERISA Fiduciary, Fidelity, and other types of insurance policies. He led the successful effort to secure coverage for Solyndra’s board and executives, and he has represented financial companies, hedge funds, pharmaceutical, chemical, energy, manufacturing, start-ups, private companies, law firms, trade associations, and nonprofits on coverage matters, including reviewing wordings of proposed policies and advising on insurance issues for boards and companies in corporate transactions. He teaches insurance law at both Georgetown and George Washington Universities’ law schools, is a commercial arbitrator and mediator, co-edits New Appleman Insurance Practice Guide, and is widely recognized in worldwide guides to leading business and insurance lawyers. A graduate of the University of Michigan and Harvard Law School (magna cum laude and a member of the Harvard Law Review), Mayerson has specialized in representing policyholders for nearly thirty years. He is the principal of The Mayerson Firm PLLC in Washington, DC.

About The Mayerson Firm PLLC

The Mayerson Firm PLLC specializes in complex dispute resolution, especially regarding insurance-coverage matters for policyholders. Corporations, businesses, nonprofits, trade associations, unions, directors/officers, ERISA fiduciaries, and individuals look to The Mayerson Firm PLLC for cost-effective, vigorous and creative representation and problem solving.

Directors of public corporations, private businesses, non-profits, trade associations, and charities are protected against the risk of personal liability by a combination of direct indemnification from their organization and by the purchase of D&O insurance. High-level executives and officers, and federal-agency executives, likewise can be protected by various forms of D&O insurance.

The Mayerson Firm PLLC represents Boards of Directors and individual directors and their companies regarding the proper presentation of claims for recovery from their insurance companies. This work can include pursuit of litigation or arbitration with the insurers, but usually can be resolved through effective negotiation with insurers. The Firm also routinely assists in reviewing and negotiating policy wordings to ensure that directors, officers, and executives have the fullest protection under their insurance. For more details, please visit:

Event Synopsis:

On October 10, 2013, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) issued Financial Institution Letter 47-2013 to warn insured depository institutions of two areas of concern for director and officer insurance policies namely: (1) FDIC’s noted increase in exclusionary terms or provisions contained in institutions’ D&O insurance policies “that may adversely affect the recruitment and retention of well-qualified individuals and (2) FDIC insurance coverage for civil money penalties (“CMPs”). Companies must evaluate their insurance policies to ensure that that leave their directors and highest executives unduly exposed to personal liability for litigation costs, damages, and penalties.

The Knowledge Group has assembled a panel of key thought leaders to provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of the D&O Liability Insurance Policies. In a two-hour live webcast, speakers will discuss:

• D&O Liability Insurance Policies: An Overview
• Enforcement of and Compliance with D&O Liability Insurance Policies

What Changes in Wordings Are Available to Best Protect Directors and Executives?
How should coverage programs be structured to protect the D’s and O’s?
How should the relationship with insurers be managed including selecting which lawyer will defend the directors?
How do you settle with claimants or other insurers without imperiling other insurance recoveries?

• Penalties and Exemptions Imposed by Regulators on indemnification and insurance
• Best Practices in Compliance
• Up to the minute regulatory changes

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit:
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