Directors' and Officers' Insurance and Its Role in Government Investigations (PDF)
This commentary discusses government investigations and related trends, recent case law interpreting Director & Officer insurance policies as they relate to those investigations, new commercially available products that specifically insure the costs of responding to particular types of government investigations, and concludes with practical tips for addressing coverage issues on the front end.
Richard Westling, was formerly in private practice with Waller, Lansden, Dortch & Davis, LLP in Nashville, Tennessee and now is first Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Louisiana and Mark Bell is an attorney with Waller, Lansden, Dortch & Davis, LLP in Nashville, Tennessee.
Mr. Westling represented businesses and individuals in government investigations and enforcement litigation when he was with Waller, Lansden, Dortch & Davis. Previously, he served as federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington and as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Louisiana. He is a frequent author and lecturer on government investigations and white collar defense topics.
Mr. Bell practices commercial litigation with a focus on insurance matters. He has authored insurance and other articles appearing in the Vanderbilt Law Review, Connecticut Insurance Law Journal, and Ohio Northern University Law Review among others.
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