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Understanding VCAP: Venture Capital Liability Insurance and Its Role in the Rising Tide of Private Shareholder Litigation

2/27/2019 - 3/2/2019
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

Tucson, AZ

Erica Villanueva is moderating the program "Understanding VCAP: Venture Capital Liability Insurance and Its Role in the Rising Tide of Private Shareholder Litigation" at the ABA Section of Litigation's 2019 Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar.

Program Overview:  The plaintiff's bar is increasingly targeting private companies, exploiting legal theories that allow them to sue not just the company and its officers and directors, but its venture capital backers as well. We'll discuss these litigation trends, the key features of the insurance product created to respond to them, and the future of the VCAP liability insurance market.

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