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Managing Cyber Risk Through Insurance

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Produced on October 01, 2020

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Course Information

Time 1h 2m
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Insurance Privacy & Cybersecurity

Course Description

In the current risk landscape, it is not a matter of if your business or client will experience a cybersecurity incident, but when. A cybersecurity event is not only a concern for the business bottom line but can also impact directors and officers as new regulations and shareholder and consumer suits threaten the C-suite. Indeed, regulatory investigations, penalties, and consumer lawsuits have become the norm. 

In this program, Andrea DeField of Hunton Andrews Kurth, LLP’s insurance coverage and litigation, will provide an overview of the cyber threat landscape and an update on the recent state, federal, and foreign regulations concerning cybersecurity protocols and how these regulations impact you or your client’s potential liability. The speakers will provide a primer on how a well-crafted cyber insurance and directors & officers insurance program can help manage cyber risk and help protect directors and officers, and the company, from cyber liabilities. Finally, the course will address common gaps in cyber insurance coverage and how to fill these gaps in order to avoid a coverage denial.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review potential cyber liabilities
  2. Manage cyber risks through cyber insurance, including the types of liabilities and risks covered by these policies
  3. Identify and fill gaps in cyber insurance programs through manuscript language or policy endorsements
  4. Discuss tips for handling cyber insurance claims in order to maximize insurance recovery

Credit Information

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Andrea DeField

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Andrea has dedicated her career to helping clients manage risk and maximize insurance recovery. As part of her counseling practice, Andrea adds value to business deals by advising clients on contractual risk transfer through indemnity, additional insured, and required insurance provisions in contracts. She also helps clients identify and mitigate risk before a loss occurs by conducting insurance due diligence for mergers and acquisitions and by conducting audits of clients’ insurance programs to identify gaps in coverage before renewal.

When a loss has occurred or a claim has been made, Andrea helps clients maximize insurance recovery by advising them through the claims process. When insurers fail to pay amounts due, Andrea represents clients in litigation or alternative dispute resolution of coverage disputes. She has handled and tried cases in state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout the country and is admitted to practice in Florida, as well as certain federal district and appellate courts.

Andrea is also a prolific author and lecturer on insurance and risk management topics including directors and officers (D&O), private equity, cyber, food recall, liability, pollution, windstorm, and other insurance issues. She is active in the American Bar Association and currently serves on the ABA’s Standing Committee on Disaster Response and Preparedness and the ABA Cybersecurity Task Force.

Relevant Experience

  • Advised clients through claims process under directors and officers (D&O), errors and omissions (E&O) and other professional liability, employment practices (EPLI), property, business interruption, commercial general liability (CGL), pollution legal liability (PLL), cyber (including privacy and security, reputation management, network interruption, cyber extortion, technology E&O and other cyber-related coverages), crime, fidelity, and other insurance policies.
  • Representing investment firm in insurance coverage action seeking to obtain recovery of defense costs and potential settlement or judgment amounts in foreign regulatory proceedings concerning the acquisition and restructuring of a financially distressed entity.
  • Serves as coverage counsel for national franchise food service company; duties include: providing advice on indemnity agreements and insurance requirements in contracts with third parties, representing client in coverage negotiations with insurers over defense and indemnity obligations under liability policies, assisting client with claim presentation and recovery of property damage and business interruption losses arising out of sinkhole and hurricanes, and analyzing client’s insurance program for gaps in coverage in preparation for renewal.
  • Representing corporate policyholder in coverage and bad faith litigation against its liability insurer in federal court arising out of the insurer’s alleged failure to settle a wrongful death claim for an amount within limits, resulting in a judgment against the policyholder in excess of that insurer’s limits.
  • Successfully opposed insurer’s motion to dismiss bad faith action brought by non-insureds under Fla. Stat. § 624.155(1) for a claim arising out of hurricane damage.
  • Conducted insurance audit to identify coverage issues and gaps in insurance program (including captive policies) for nonprofit health insurer serving over 4 million members.
  • Conducted coverage analysis of D&O and cyber insurance policies for publicly traded cloud computing company in preparation for its renewal.
  • Successfully resolved multiple individuals and commercial property claims arising out of windstorm damage from Hurricanes Irma, Charley, and Wilma.
  • Conducted coverage analyses of publicly traded global travel company’s Directors and Officers Liability, Side-A Directors and Officers Liability, Employment Practices Liability, Fiduciary Liability, and cyber insurance program and recommended manuscript endorsements and other changes for renewal.
  • Worked with client and broker to develop a comprehensive cyber insurance program for private equity investors and its over 50 portfolio companies, including drafting numerous manuscript amendatory endorsements that were accepted by the insurer.
  • Advising the pipeline company on ensuring maximum coverage under pollution legal liability, general liability, and directors' and officers' liability insurance programs.
  • Advising major health care clients on coverage under Directors & Officers (D&O) and Errors and Omissions (E&O) policies for multidistrict litigation alleging violations of federal and state antitrust laws.
  • Recovered full limits of fidelity policy for condominium association client for loss arising out of property manager theft.
  • Contributed to the team winning jury verdict for plaintiffs in insurance coverage declaratory action in Florida state court.

  • Member, ABA Standing Committee on Disaster Response and Preparedness, 2016 through 2019.
  • Member, ABA Cybersecurity Task Force, 2017 through 2019.
  • Co-Chair, ABA Section of Litigation: Insurance Coverage and Litigation Committee Hurricane Task-Force, 2017 through 2018.
  • Member, ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section and Section of Litigation, 2012 through the present.
  • Member, ABA Section of Litigation: Insurance Coverage Litigation, 2012 through the present.

    Awards & Recognition

    • Named a RISE Award Winner, Rising Insurance Star Executives, 2019
    • Recognized as an Associate to Watch in Insurance, Chambers USA, 2019

    • Selected as a Rising Star for Insurance Coverage, Florida Super Lawyers magazine, 2018 and 2019. A description of the selection methodology can be found on Super Lawyers’ webpage.
    • Named among Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s 40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of South Florida, 2018.
    • “Rookie of the Year,” Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce HYPE Awards, 2017.


  • Reviews

    Jacqueline K.

    Exactly the info I needed - thanks!

    Joan C.

    really excellent! I have had to struggle through these issues as inhouse counsel and this program is so helpful for its breadth and depth. Great job!

    Brian M.

    Superb content, very well presented

    Thomas M.

    decent overview of an emerging area of law, which unfortunately means not much case law to cover and provide guidance.

    Laura G.

    The course was well organized and presented.

    Karen T.

    Outstanding presenter and content. Highly recommend.

    brian t.

    Great CLE!

    Scott P.

    fantastic program

    Nell H.

    Excellent speaker. Very knowledgeable

    Vidya N.

    Very informative with a number of practical tips.

    Sarita S.

    Excellent presentation.

    Junya M.

    great practical cource

    christopher s.

    Of the 56 hours of classes I've taken on lawline, that is the best by far! Excellent pacing. Perfect level of depth. Great tips for negotiating.

    Kevin W.

    One of the best CLE's I've heard recently!

    David P.

    Exceeded my expectations.

    Jennifer R.

    Instructor was incredibly competent and knowledgeable of current trends. Highly recommend.

    Charles C.

    The faculty member did a great job and was engaging. Her conversational tone, adding "pro tips", and using real world examples all made for an interactive experience.

    Jennifer E.

    Great course, content, and presenter! Thanks, Andrea!

    Kevin T.

    A well-organized presentation by a very knowledgeable and experienced attorney.

    George A.

    I had a few technical issues but all seem to have been resolved

    Jon L.

    Excellent presentation!

    Jeffrey H.

    Excellent presentation of important info I was unfamiliar with.

    Ethel F.

    The presenter was excellent!

    Charles S.

    Very interesting and thought provoking about cyber security in general.

    Jeffrey A.

    This was an excellent program!

    Paul S.

    Excellent presentation!

    Kathryn A.

    Excellent, excellent program! Thank you very much.

    James D.

    Great course! Easy to follow, with lots of substantive examples and practical guidance. Good responses to questions.

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