E&O and D&O Insurance: Wrongful Acts & Loss

CIP Society Seminar

UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street, Theatre, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 3B7 [Map]
Date and Time: October 08, 2019 8:45am - 12:00pm PST

LOCATION CHANGED TO: UBC Robson Square in Vancouver


Liability insurance for professionals (E&O), and directors and officers (D&O) is structured and operates differently from typical general liability insurance. This seminar will explore legal issues affecting both underwriting and claims, including the border between CGL and E&O coverages in the construction context; key drivers for E&O and D&O claims; control of the defence and allocation of defence costs; and a review of recent cases of note.


  • Review key concepts of claims made and reported liability policies such as wrongful acts, loss, claims, conditions precedent, and notice applicable to both E&O and D&O policies
  • Outline extent of coverage for "professional services" under CGL and E&O policies for contractors and consultants
  • Discuss professionals' contractual limitations of liability and aggregation clauses
  • Discuss directors' liability for emerging risks including cyber and marijuana
  • Provide a summary of key trends and legal developments affecting E&O and D&O insurance


    Brian Rhodes, Partner - Dolden Wallace Folick LLP
    Brian practices insurance law exclusively. Brian's practice has a particular emphasis on construction law, professional liability, and product liability. He has appeared as counsel at all levels of court in British Columbia and Alberta, as well as the Ontario Superior Court and the Supreme Court of Yukon.

    Paul Dawson, Associate - Dolden Wallace Folick LLP
    Paul has been practicing law since 2001. He advises insurers on coverage, representing them in coverage proceedings, and assists with drafting and revising policy wordings. Paul has particular expertise in cyber liability and privacy-related claims. He defends insureds under general liability (CGL), errors and omissions (E&O), directors and officers (D&O), and other specialty lines of liability insurance.

    Number of Continuing Education Credits:  3 Technical
    Please be aware that tardy arrival or early departure to/from the seminar will preclude IIBC from issuing a CE certificate for this seminar.

  • Registration Deadline: Friday, October 4, 2019

    Fees: The price for this seminar includes coffee service, light breakfast snacks and GST.
    $125 CIP Society Members (Graduates)
    $150 IIBC Members
    +$80 Non-Members - IIBC Membership Fee of $80 (expiring May 31, 2020) is applicable.

    Corporate Rate: $115 per attendee for corporate groups of 6 or more (membership is additional for non-members). To register with a corporate rate, please contact Winnie  in advance at whon@insuranceinstitute.ca .

    Manual Registration: Please download and complete our Manual Registration Form [pdf]   and return it via email to Winnie at whon@insuranceinstitute.ca

    Cancellation Policy: No Refunds. Participant substitutions accepted 48 hours prior to seminar (substitute must be current member). IIBC reserves the right to cancel the seminar due to unforeseen circumstances. Should this occur, registration fees will be refunded.