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Director & Officer Liability

Our attorneys have significant experience representing clients with respect to a wide array of claims asserted against corporate directors and officers by dissatisfied stakeholders, third parties or government agencies.

Our Approach

Corporate directors and officers are uniquely positioned in that the success of the businesses they serve is highly dependent on the ability of the directors and officers to actively steer the company towards meeting or exceeding the company’s strategic goals, while at the same time satisfying the diverse interests of the company’s stakeholders. Claims by dissatisfied stakeholders, third parties and government agencies against officers and directors alleging corporate mismanagement related to corporate action or inaction are unfortunately on the rise. Our attorneys work with our clients to minimize exposure — both financial and reputational—by counseling our clients through the process, responding quickly and aggressively, and seeking an early resolution that avoids or minimizes liability.

Director and officer claims are often insured through D&O insurance carriers. Our attorneys are well versed in the intricacies of complex D&O insurance coverage issues including, among other things, conduct exclusions for fraud by officers and directors, alleged personal gain exclusions, and insured-vs-insured exclusions. We are approved counsel by D&O insurance carriers.


  • Breach of fiduciary duty, duty of loyalty and duty of care
  • Securities fraud
  • Aiding and abetting fraud and negligent supervision
  • Corporate governance
  • Internal investigations
  • Government investigations and enforcement actions
  • Mergers, acquisitions, and other business transactions
  • Derivative lawsuits
  • Class action lawsuits
  • Fraudulent and voidable transfers