Understanding D&O Exposures


Understanding the legal liability exposures faced by directors and officers can be daunting. This course addresses the common law and statutory exposures, the situations that can give rise to claims, the legal defenses available when a claim is made, and methods of preventing and controlling claims against corporate directors and officers. 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • identify the three key common law duties that directors and officers owe to corporations and the major sources of securities class action claims against directors and officers
  • identify reasons behind the four major underwriting factors considered by insurers in underwriting and pricing D&O coverage
  • identify appropriate methods of controlling D&O losses that pertain to corporate governance, given relevant information
  • identify the distinctive features of private companies and nonprofit organizations and recognize the types of claims commonly made against these organizations

Designed For

Property and casualty risk, safety, insurance, and finance professionals

International Risk Management Institute, Inc. (IRMI) is the premier provider of risk and insurance continuing education and reference publications, and is considered the ultimate authority by leading insurance practitioners. Written by industry experts, IRMI courses provide the most up-to-date, practical and reliable information possible.

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