On July 10, 2013, the firm hosted a conference on ‘Cyber-Crimes: Emerging US Coverage Disputes.’ The event, which was sponsored by the Bermuda Foundation for Insurance Services (BFIS), was followed by a cocktail reception and was well-attended by Bermuda insurance executives and senior in-house counsel and compliance managers. Partners William Corbett and Robert Vinci discussed liability for data security breaches under traditional commercial insurance policies, effectiveness of exclusions in traditional commercial insurance policies, policies seeking to cover U.S. cyber liability risks (including regulatory fines for breaches) and shared their experiences and provide tips on drafting policies and handling claims. Drinker Attendees included: Elda Feldman, Michael Byrne, Tom Dawson, Dan Krane, John Mulhern, Alfy Putnam, Joe Seiler, John Talbot and John Weber.
Alfy Putnam presented a check from the firm to be used by BFIS for scholarship awards and extended an offer to host an intern interested in learning more about legal careers in insurance---corporate transactional, coverage/claims litigation or regulatory. BFIS regularly funds travel and lodging costs for Bermudian students to intern with insurers and brokers in cities around the U.S. and in London.