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Long-Awaited SEC Action Emphasizes Need For More D&O Cover, Lawyer Says

Directors and officers insurance experts found little to celebrate in a report declaring an end to securities lawsuits arising from the credit crisis, and Goldman Sach's recent troubles had them throwing more cold water on positive findings.

"We've all been waiting for the shoe to drop on SEC enforcement actions. We just didn't know whose head it was going to come down on," said Michael Young, a litigation partner with Willkie Farr & Gallagher in New York, who represents defendants in securities cases. "It looks like it's landed on Goldman Sachs," he added.

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