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For public companies, social accountability can take historically minor events and make them financially material within a matter of hours, and that's a game changer, says Rob Yellen, D&O and Fiduciary Liability Insurance product leader at Willis Towers Watson. (Photo: Shutterstock) For public companies, social accountability can take historically minor events and make them financially material within a matter of hours, and that’s a game changer, says Rob Yellen, D&O and Fiduciary Liability Insurance product leader at Willis Towers Watson. (Photo: Shutterstock)

In the fall of 2017, the #MeToo movement took off, bringing attention — and notoriety — to the widespread problem of sexual harassment and assault in the workplace. As a result of this and similar social accountability movements, employment practice liability insurance (EPLI) and directors and officers (D&O) insurance are more needed and sought after than ever in 2019.

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