Directors & Officers Liability

     
       

Overview

Members of Wilson Elser’s Directors & Officers (D&O) Liability practice represent insurers that issue D&O liability policies. We serve as coverage/monitoring counsel in D&O claims as well as litigation counsel of record when a coverage dispute arises. Our coverage analysis skills, program management abilities and significant litigation experience have contributed to successful resolutions in major securities litigation and derivative actions involving financial institutions, technology companies, pharmaceuticals companies and manufacturing entities.

Our attorneys’ analysis skills, program management abilities and significant litigation experience have contributed to successful resolutions in major securities litigation and derivative actions.

We also directly represent boards of directors, board committees and individual directors and officers in administrative and licensing proceedings involving the SEC and FINRA, in the development of risk management protocols designed to avoid D&O claims and on board governance issues. In addition, we handle D&O liability claims against non-profit organizations, including cooperatives, associations, school boards, hospitals, and religious and charitable institutions. Our national team of D&O attorneys combines delivery of comprehensive, cost-effective legal services with a well-managed client experience. They are committed to maintaining open and timely client communications and meeting mutually agreed goals.

Our attorneys work extensively on behalf of both primary and excess insurers, issuing coverage for directors' and officers' liability, including entity coverage, Side “A” and “difference in conditions” policies. With an appreciation for both legal issues and insurance industry practices relevant to coverage determinations, our D&O team offers ready assistance to insurers who seek coverage counsel or counsel of record for coverage cases.

In addition, our members act as underwriting counsel to insurers in terms of providing advice on legal and market developments, as well as assistance with drafting policy forms and endorsements.