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American Bar Association

Evaluating Cyber Liability Insurance Policies:

What You Should Know to Make a Purchasing Decision

Date: Thursday, January 23, 2014
Format: Live Webinar
Duration: 90 minutes


he American Bar Association Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Liability, Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division, Section of International Law, Law Practice Division, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Section of Family Law, Section of Intellectual Property Law, Section of Science & Technology Law and Center for Professional Development

1:00 PM-2:30 PM Eastern

12:00 PM-1:30 PM Central

11:00 AM-12:30 PM Mountain

10:00 AM-11:30 AM Pacific

Program Description

As threats to data security around the globe escalate, law firms will find that the data they maintain will be in the crosshairs of cyber thieves.  In this climate it is imperative that law firms understand the risks of such an event and the relevant laws that require them to take action in the event of a data breach.  As part of a solid risk management approach, law firms should also know how to evaluate the coverage available with cyber liability insurance policies. 

In this session, you will learn about:  the relevant laws; the unique language and terms of cyber insurance policies; potential gaps in coverage; the factors that should be used in reviewing cyber insurance products; and the key policy exclusions that should be considered before purchasing such insurance.  At the conclusion of this session you will be equipped to better understand the characteristics of cyber liability insurance and how to evaluate the coverage the firm is, or is not, obtaining when making the purchasing decision.

Program Faculty

David J. Chatfield (Dave), VP Cybersecurity Services, NetDiligence®, Coral Springs, FL

Jennifer A. Coughlin, Claims Counsel, Bond & Financial Products, Travelers, Philadelphia, PA

Karl Pedersen, Senior Vice President, Willis, Los Angeles, CA

Gerry Merritt, Esq., Executive Vice President, USI Affinity, Matawan, NJ

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The ABA will seek 1.5 hours of general CLE credit in 60-minute states and 1.8 hours of CLE credit in 50-minute states. Credit hours granted are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules.

New York: This non-transitional CLE program is approved for experienced NY attorneys in accordance with the requirements of the New York State CLE Board for 1.5 New York CLE credits. Newly admitted attorneys may not earn New York credit for this non-transitional CLE program. All attorneys may click here to view additional MCLE information for your jurisdiction

Access for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Attendees

CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) service provides instant accessibility for the deaf and hard of hearing by delivering the spoken word as a realtime stream of text. CART service for this program is firewall friendly and works in almost any network environment with Internet access, and is compatible with all major web browsers.

Registration Options

- Individual
- Group
- CD-ROM (Pre-Orders)

Phone or Mail:
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern
Event Code: cet4pci
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$95 Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Liability Members, Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division Members, Section of International Law Members, Law Practice Division Members, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section Members, Section of Family Law Members, Section of Intellectual Property Law Members, Section of Science & Technology Law Members
$150 ABA Members
$195 General Public
$99 Government Attorneys
$75 Each additional registrant at the same location. Each registrant must log in to the webinar individually to receive credit.

All participants must register for the program.

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