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Study Links Cheating on Spouse with Professional Misconduct

People who cheat on their spouses are a lot more likely to engage in misconduct in the workplace, according to a new academic study. The researchers looked at the records of police officers, financial advisers, white-collar criminals and senior executives …

Executive Liability Unit of Great American Insurance Opens Dallas-Area Office

Great American Insurance Group’s Executive Liability Division has opened a new regional office in the Dallas, Texas, metro area. In addition to the Executive Liability home office in Schaumburg, Illinois, the division has additional regional offices in Atlanta, Georgia; Chicago, …

Ex-Executives at French Telecoms Group Orange on Trial over Wave of Staff Suicides

Former bosses at leading French telecoms group Orange were due to go on trial on Monday over a series of suicides at the company in the late 2000s – a traumatic episode that shocked the nation and raised questions over …

7 Areas of Directors & Officers Liability to Watch in 2019

Risk management involves looking around the corner to spot future threats. When it comes to director and officer liability, the question is this: What’s on the horizon for directors and officers in 2019? Here are seven critical areas of risk …

Justice Department Vows to Pursue Individual Executives in Corporate Crime Cases

The U.S. Justice Department will make executive accountability a part of every investigation of corporate wrongdoing, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said. “Under our revised policy, pursuing individuals responsible for wrongdoing will be a top priority in every corporate investigation,” …

Merger Deals Now Include #MeToo Sexual Harassment Clauses

On Wall Street, it’s known as “the Weinstein clause.” Advisers are adding guarantees to certain merger agreements in light of the sexual misconduct scandals that have enveloped the producer Harvey Weinstein and other high-profile businessmen — ones that legally vouch …

BHSI Taps AIG’s Maxwell, Chubb’s Dilley for Exec. & Professional Lines in S. Europe

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) announced the appointments of Vanessa Maxwell as head of Professional Indemnity & Cyber Insurance and Tom Dilley as head of Financial Institutions in Southern Europe. “Vanessa will focus on building our professional indemnity and cyber …

BHSI Launches Executive First Portfolio for Private Companies

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has expanded its executive & professional lines appetite to private companies in the U.S., launching the Executive First Private Company Portfolio. The portfolio offers directors & officers liability, employment practices liability (EPL), fiduciary liability, employed …

BHSI Adds New Leadership, Expands Executive, Professional Lines Offerings

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has added new leadership to its Executive & Professional Lines as part of the company’s expansion of its dedicated underwriting capabilities in the U.S. According to Dan Fortin, senior vice president, head of Executive & …

Barney & Barney Bay Area Names Williams Managing Director

Barney & Barney LLC named Chris Williams managing director of its Bay Area offices in Northern California. Williams will lead the firm’s Bay Area team of professionals. Williams is also responsible for developing strategy, design, implementation and communication of employee …