Liability

  • Article | Liability
  • January 13th, 2012

Survivor Guilt: An Assessment of Financial Crisis Lawsuits

What did it cost Bank of America and Wells Fargo to buy failing institutions during the financial crisis?

  • Article | Liability
  • December 20th, 2011

How is Your Bank Perceived by the D&O Underwriter?

Whether you are renewing your directors & officers (D&O) liability insurance or simply preparing for a D&O discussion, the person you should be trying to impress is the underwriter.

  • Article | Liability
  • November 18th, 2011

Bank Buildings: When Directors Are the Landlords

Are any of your bank branches and offices owned by directors? That could spell trouble but it can be handled well. Here’s how.

  • Article | Liability
  • July 24th, 2011

What Directors and Officers at Failed Banks Should Know

An overview on the steps officers and directors should take if they are sued and what trends she sees in liability cases.

  • Article | Liability
  • February 25th, 2011

We've been through this before: Corporate governance ratings don't work

Joan Susie, chief executive officer of Bank Director, outlines the impact of corporate governance ratings through the years, and why a toolbox of information for a board is far better that a one-time, one-size-fits-all accreditation process.

  • Article | Liability
  • February 14th, 2011

D&O insurance: hope for the best, prepare for the worst

Dennis Gustafson, SVP & Financial Institutions Practice Leader of AH&T Insurance, explores how changes at an institution can impact its risk profile as perceived by the underwriters.

  • Article | Liability
  • January 4th, 2011

What Keeps Directors Up at Night

John Geiringer and Scott Porterfield from Chicago-based law firm, Barack Ferrazzano, review the potential substantive and procedural issues arising out of the claims that the FDIC is making against directors and officers of failed banks.