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Distressed Considerations for D&O Insurance, Independent Directors, and SPACS

Start Date:4/28/2021

Start Time:11:30 AM EDT

Duration:60 minutes



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Chris Ward

Shareholder, Chair of Bankruptcy


Christopher Ward represents distressed companies with a business-minded, client-driven approach. He has represented clients in corporate bankruptcy, financial restructuring, bankruptcy litigation, and distressed asset sales for the last two decades. He has extensive experience in Delaware in addition to working nationally. Chris also serves on the Board of Directors of the American Bankruptcy Institute and is the Vice President-Development, which provides him with full-insight into the restructuring community.

Lauren Tucker McCubbin

Lauren is very protective of clients’ assets. Throughout the course of her career, Lauren has helped clients recover tens of millions of dollars in insurance coverage for a broad range of business losses. Lauren’s practice is concentrated on insurance recovery counseling and litigation in connection with all types of insurance. Lauren also counsels clients on risk management, and has drafted insurance policies for insurers, self-funded insurance pools, and captive insurance programs.

Mark Joachim



Depending upon the needs of each client, Mark Joachim is as comfortable in the restructuring and distressed debt arena as he is in the context of a “new money” corporate finance transaction. Mark has more than 25 years of experience representing clients on complex financing arrangements. In the restructuring arena, he regularly represents distressed businesses, boards of directors, special committees, independent directors, debtor-in-possession lenders, distressed debt investors, official committees, ad hoc groups of creditors in connection with bankruptcy proceedings and out-of-court restructurings.

Eugene Davis

Chairman & CEO

PIRINATE Consulting Group, LLC

Eugene Davis is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PIRINATE Consulting Group, LLC, since 1997, a privately held consulting firm specializing in turnaround management, merger and acquisition consulting and hostile and friendly takeovers, proxy contests and strategic planning advisory services for domestic and international public and private business entities.

Ross Cleveland

Vice President/Broker

Aon Financial Services Group

Aon plc is a British multinational corporation headquartered in London, United Kingdom, that provides risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, investment banking, human resource solutions and outsourcing services. As a member of the Aon FSG team of Executive Liability brokers, Ross's focus is on publicly traded, large private, pre-IPO / IPO and SPAC companies in all geographies, spanning a wide variety of industries from Aerospace & Defense to Manufacturing. In his role as the lead Executive Liability broker for his clients, Ross facilitates the strategic placement process, focusing on client education, renewal preparation, carrier negotiations, insurance program design/execution, consultation and claims advocacy.

Justin Leinwand

Senior Vice President


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