Executive Risk Management

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Unique Risks for Private Companies
Although spared from many of the expensive securities lawsuits that public companies face, private companies still need to address several director and officer (D&O) risks that could lead to a costly lawsuit.

Unique Risks of Family-Owned Businesses
The family dynamic creates a labyrinth of unique risks and issues for a family-owned business. Use this document to identify those risks.

Selecting Fiduciaries and their Responsibilities
Neglecting fiduciary responsibilities can lead to ERISA lawsuits and other directors' and officers' (D&O) liability claims. Mitigate this risk by understanding your company's fiduciary duties and selecting the best individuals to fill these roles.

Protecting Your Fiduciaries
Read about the risks presented to your fiduciaries, directors and officers when handling employee retirement funds.

Risk Management Strategies for Directors and Officers
As a director or officer at a company, you face many D&O liabilities. How do you mitigate the risks? Read this article in The Management File series to find out.

Insurance Conversations: Directors & Officers
Are you protecting those in your company who need it most? Learn how to make sure your business stays solvent even in the case of a lawsuit with directors and officers (D&O) liability insurance.

Directors & Officers Liability Insurance
Directors and officers carry special risks at a company. Read about the protection offered by a D&O insurance policy.

Directors and Officers Liability for Nonprofit Organizations
Nonprofit organizations are just as much at risk as for-profit companies for directors and officers (D&O) and employment practices liability (EPL) claims. Learn more about the unique exposures of nonprofits and how to mitigate those risks.

Corporate Record Keeping and the Board of Directors
A critical part of directors and officers (D&O) liability loss control, corporate recordkeeping includes everything from creating accurate board meeting minutes to maintaining an overall organized records management system for your company.

Understanding the Business Judgment Rule
Understand the ins and outs of the Business Judgment Rule, a line of defense against some directors' and officers' (D&O) liability claims.

Stock-Drop Litigation
Stock-drop litigation is a major risk to any public company who runs an employee investment plan. Learn about the sources of this branch of fiduciary liability and what can be done to prevent allegations of market fraud.

Employment Practices while Recruiting and Hiring
Discover how the hiring of new employees can expose a company to employment practices liability.

Best Practices for an Employee Evaluation
Evaluating employee performance is more than just filling out an evaluation form. Reduce employment practices liability (EPL) claims by creating an overall objective employee evaluation program for your company.

Preventing Claims while Disciplining and Terminating Employees
Disciplining and terminating employees comes with a high risk for employment practices liability (EPL) claims. Find out what you can do to mitigate the risk of a costly EPL lawsuit.

Common Employment Law Claims
Learn more about employment practices liability (EPL) and the risks created by the employer-employee relationship.

The Pros and Cons of Mediation and Arbitration
Learn about the Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) and how mediation and arbitration can help you settle out of court.

Trade Association Risks
Learn about the risks inherent to directors and officers of trade associations and find out what constitutes a violation of anti-trust law.