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Do You Know Your Director Liability Exposure?

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December 12, 2017
Minneapolis, MN

Member Price: $55
Non-Member Price: $95




Do You Know Your Director Liability Exposure

The question isn't whether you will be sued, it's when? 

The legal landscape for board members is complex and risky—recent developments include increases in securities lawsuits, M&A litigation, and emerging threats from claims related to cybersecurity, data privacy, and climate change. Join us for an interactive peer-to-peer discussion on understanding your director liability exposure and how to address it.

Discussion items include:

  • What insurance coverage do directors really need?
  • How does my company protect its corporate governance documents to maximize protection to directors
  • What is the latest on legal, legislative and insurance considerations affecting your liability exposure?
  • Heightened liability for boards, particularly in mergers and acquisitions.

Location and Time


Minneapolis Club
729 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Registration: 7:00 AM

Breakfast: 7:30 AM

Program/ Q&A: 7:45 AM - 9:30 AM

Speaker Spotlight


Michelle Carter

Michelle Carter

Michelle Carter is a Vice President in the Executive Risk practice group. Michelle serves as a consultant to the brokerage and marketing team assisting in identifying exposures and tracking liability trends. She also advises clients and advocates on their behalf in the claims process. Prior to broking, she practiced law litigating insurance coverage disputes in state and federal court.

Barry Grissom

Barry Grissom

Regardless of the nature of the matter, Barry Grissom formulates legal strategy for each client based on the same starting point: a solid understanding of how the client will define the word "win." With that foundational understanding, Barry draws on a rich history as a former United States Attorney to strategize and construct client-focused approach to government investigations and compliance matters. As a former prosecutor, Barry is positioned to offer insight gained while on the "other side of the curtain" and assists clients by helping them understand the mindset that often drives actions during an investigation or enforcement action.
His experience in government as a member of the Attorney General's Advisory Committee at the Department of Justice provides him with insight into the workings and policy considerations when companies face investigations and compliance issues. His areas of focus are Financial Technology Regulation and Government Investigations and Compliance - Civil and Criminal.
Mr. Grissom is a member of the Kansas Bar Association, American Bar Association, Member of several of the Attorney General's Sub-committees and the National Association of Former United States Attorneys.

Sharon Scharf

Sharon Scharf

In her role at CSDZ, Sharon has developed talent recruitment and training programs focused on development of the next generation of management liability technicians, using her broad based experience in commercial insurance, financial management and business development.
Sharon has spent more than 20 years working closely with clients to identify risk exposures and recommend risk mitigation strategies. She is recognized as a subject matter expert with extensive and broad based experience in management liability lines of insurance including Directors & Officers Liability, Fiduciary Liability, Employment Practices Liability and Cyber Liability and Network Security.
Sharon holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Dakota, Black Hills and is a licensed property and casualty agent.

Paul Knapp

Paul Knapp

Paul Knapp serves as Vice President of Vomela Specialty Company where his duties include mergers and acquisitions, legal, real estate management and investment, and family business office organization and management.
He currently serves as a Director of Venture Bank, The Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota, the Minnesota Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors, University Enterprise Laboratories, and several emerging private companies.
Paul graduated from The College of Saint Thomas (BA, Finance) and William Mitchell College of Law (JD). He regularly teaches on the subjects of on investment, growing private companies, family business offices, and building better boards of directors. He has been recognized as a Twin Cities Director of the Year and a Minnesotan to Know by the Twin Cities Business Journal.



Question about this Event?

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