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Mark Larsen

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Mark Larsen wrote articles on directors and officers and fiduciary liability for IRMI.com.


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Mark Larsen wrote articles on directors and officers and fiduciary liability for IRMI.com.

Mr. Larsen was a risk management consultant with Tillinghast-Towers Perrin in its Chicago office. He is responsible for the Directors and Officers (D&O) Liability Survey and other D&O products and services, as well as related surveys on liability issues. He has been responsible for these surveys, products and services for more than 5 years, beginning at the Wyatt Company and continuing when Tillinghast acquired that firm's Risk and Insurance Services practice.

Mr. Larsen's areas of expertise and responsibility include D&O liability, employment practices liability (EPL), fiduciary liability, medical malpractice, hospital professional liability, and other related professional liability lines. He also consults on survey research and a wide array of financial and investment topics, especially those requiring risk analysis.

In addition, Mr. Larsen's career also includes work as a supervisory statistical consultant at CNA Insurance Companies. For nearly 8 years at CNA, he provided statistical and risk analysis support to operating and staff departments. Key activities included the development of dynamic investment strategy simulation models to support interest-sensitive life and pension products, and the design and implementation of an expert system for underwriting D&O liability insurance for non-financial corporations based on a multidimensional financial distress model.

Mr. Larsen has been quoted on D&O liability, EPL, educators legal liability, and fiduciary liability issues by such leading periodicals as Business Insurance, Journal of Commerce, National Underwriter, The New York Times, Risk & Insurance, and The Wall Street Journal. He is also a frequent speaker at industry conferences and seminars on D&O liability and EPL.

Mr. Larsen holds a MS degree in applied probability and statistics and a BS degree in economics from Northern Illinois University, where he earned the Chairman's Award from the Department of Mathematical Sciences. He also completed course work toward a Doctor of Philosophy degree in statistics at Michigan State University.

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