Directors and Officers Liability

Lawsuits against corporate officers and directors are on the rise, prompted in part by a challenging economic environment.  These director and officer liability actions, including derivative suits, pose challenges to corporate governance and can expose executives to personal liability.  Whether prosecuting or defending, it is critical to have an experienced legal team on your side.

Porzio has the resources, expertise and experience to prosecute or defend claims against corporations and their officers and directors, including:

  • Shareholder derivative
  • Shareholder oppression and business divorce
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Fraud
  • Corporate waste
  • Usurpation of corporate opportunities
  • Trade secret misappropriation  

Our director and officer (D&O) liability practitioners best serve the client’s interests by bringing to the table a multi-disciplinary approach that combines both corporate and commercial litigation expertise.  Our corporate practitioners understand the full range of corporate governance issues.  Our D&O liability litigators have real and extensive trial experience – both bench and jury trials – regularly appearing in both federal and state courts, arbitration and mediation proceedings. We have a strong track record of success in settling and adjudicating matters for our clients.

Our clients in this practice area include:

  • Insurers that issue D&O liability coverage
  • Corporations and other business entities (public, closely-held, and not-for-profit)
  • Directors, officers and employees