Blogger Archives: Andrew Doherty

Andrew Doherty

Andrew J. Doherty is Willis Towers Watson’s Head of Thought & Product Leadership (TPL) / Middle Market Segment Leader for FINEX North America. Based in New York, he has expertise in commercial and financial services, public and private organizations.

Driving forward with claims advocacy

If I had to do it over again, when buying a car, instead of just looking at the list of features and negotiating the MSRP with the salesperson, I would have also asked to speak to the service department. Why? … Continue reading →

If 35-year industry veterans and post-graduate millennials clash, will you need employment practice liability insurance?

D&O coverage for a publicly traded company? Certainly makes sense. Fidelity Bond (crime) insurance for a financial institution? Ditto. Professional Liability for a law firm? No doubt. And cyber insurance, for just about all types of organizations? Hard to argue. … Continue reading →

Imperfect storm of cyber risk, fraud and lawsuits

Here’s a bad day turned into a bad week, month, year for a CEO of a mid-sized company. Continue reading →

Scarier Than Hackers for Your Business: The Social Engineer

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What is scarier than a skillful hacker with bad intentions who has accessed personally identifiable information by infiltrating a company’s network of computer systems? How about a smooth-talking con-artist intent on getting your firm’s employees to just hand over a … Continue reading →

Claims – Made and Rejected


Multiple recent state court decisions have favored insurance companies in directors & officers (D&O) liability cases that hinged on the issue of the timely reporting of claims under claims-made-and-reported policies. These rulings have held that matters not reported in a … Continue reading →

Securities Class Actions Focus on Accounting

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Per Cornerstone Research, filings of securities class actions with accounting-related allegations increased 47% in 2014, and accounting case filings involving restatements of financial statements reached their highest level in the last seven years. Most people like numbers and statistics like … Continue reading →

Are D&O “Derivatives” also Weapons of Mass Destruction?


Shareholder lawsuits against executives and directors of their companies seem to have taken a turn due north on the risk-o-meter. Continue reading →

Supreme Court: Presume Nothing, Fiduciaries

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The U.S. Supreme Court recently held that fiduciary committees of employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) are not entitled to a “presumption of prudence” in lawsuits challenging their decision to invest plan assets in company stock. This decision appears to eliminate … Continue reading →

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Si veteranos y millenials chocan, ¿necesitará usted un seguro de responsabilidad por prácticas laborales?

¿Una cobertura de Directores & Administradores para una compañía que cotiza en bolsa? Ciertamente tiene sentido. ¿Una póliza de IRF para una institución financiera? También. ¿Responsabilidad profesional para un bufete de abogados? Sin duda. ¿Y seguro cibernético, para casi todos … Sigue Leyendo →