Directors & Officers Liability



Members of Wilson Elser’s Directors & Officers (D&O) Liability Practice represent insurers 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 manufacturers.

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 the services of coverage counsel or counsel of record for coverage cases.

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, as well as on board governance issues. In addition, we handle D&O liability claims against nonprofit 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. 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.