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Defending Director and Officer Liability Lawsuits

In today’s challenging economic times, corporate directors and officers are increasingly at risk for becoming targets of legal claims and lawsuits.  Officers and directors can be personally sued by shareholders, customers, members of the public, employees and other parties for allegedly negligent or wrongful actions performed as part of their corporate duties.  Beyond the threat of legal exposure and liability, these types of lawsuits have the potential to destroy an individual’s reputation and career.  

The lawyers in KDV’s Commercial Litigation Practice understand the challenges of these types of claims.  Our lawyers counsel and defend directors and officers in state and federal courts across the nation as well as in arbitrations and other ADR proceedings.  Our experienced team of commercial litigation lawyers are committed to successfully resolving these claims in a timely and cost-efficient manner.

Litigating a Wide Range of D&O Liability Cases

The attorneys at KDV defend clients in a broad range of complex, high stakes D&O liability cases.  Our practice includes:

  • Representation of directors and officers in shareholder derivative suits alleging breach of fiduciary duties, fraud, corporate waste and other causes of actions.
  • Representation of directors and officers in connection with shareholder litigation relating to securities offerings which allege causes of action under federal and state law.
  • Representation of directors and officers in commercial, securities and bankruptcy litigation in which officers and directors are named individually, including claims relating to “piercing the corporate veil.”
  • Representation of college trustees in cases alleging violation of college policies.
  • Representation of employers in industries of all types concerning restrictive covenants and trade secrets. 
  • Representation of non-profit organizations, including cooperatives, associations, school boards, hospitals, and religious and charitable institutions. 

In every case that we handle our attorneys work to quickly and accurately evaluate the issues so that we can build a solid plan of defense.  We appreciate how disruptive accusations and legal actions against officers and directors can be and we focus on bringing these matters to a swift and favorable conclusion.  Our lawyers aim to settle these cases at the earliest possible stage when early resolution is in the best interest of our clients.  When a compromise is inadvisable or unattainable, our attorneys are fully prepared to litigate the matter in court.  We are recognized as first-rate trial lawyers who know how to aggressively prepare and argue complex D&O cases before judges and juries.   

 

 

Practice Group Leadership
ATTORNEY NAME POSITION OFFICE
Of Counsel Hackensack, New Jersey
Co- Managing Partner, Orlando, FL Office,
Co-Chair of Health Care/Managed Care Practice Group
Orlando, Florida
Co-Managing Partner, Westchester, NY Office White Plains, NY
Co-Managing Partner, New York City Office New York, New York
Partner Los Angeles, California
Partner Torrance, CA
Partner Hackensack, New Jersey
Co-Managing Partner, Fort Lauderdale, FL Office,
Co-Chair Financial Services Practice Group
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Co-Managing Partner of Los Angeles & Torrance Offices Los Angeles, California , Torrance, CA
Co-Managing Partner of Chicago Office
Co-Chair of Cyber Coverage Practice Group
Chicago, Illinois
Attorney Orlando, Florida
Of Counsel New York, New York
Partner
Chair Emeritus of Professional Liability Practice Group
San Francisco, California
Partner, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, CIPP/US, CIPM San Francisco, California , Oakland, CA
Partner Chicago, Illinois
Of Counsel White Plains, NY , Westport, CT
Partner Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Partner
Co-Chair of Professional Liability Practice Group
Los Angeles, California
Co-Managing Partner of Chicago Office
Chair of Fidelity & Crime Practice Group
Chicago, Illinois
Partner Woodbury, New York
Partner San Francisco, California
Partner
Diversity & Inclusion Committee Member
Co-Deputy Chair, Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice Group
Fort Lauderdale, Florida , Tampa, Florida
Co-Managing Partner of Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck
Diversity & Inclusion Committee Member
Woodbury, New York
Partner Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Co-Managing Partner of the Blue Bell office Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
Partner Los Angeles, California
Attorney Hackensack, New Jersey
Of Counsel Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Partner Los Angeles, California
Co-Managing Partner of Philadelphia Office Philadelphia, Pennsylvania , Hackensack, New Jersey
Attorney Dallas, Texas
Co-Managing Partner of Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck
Diversity and Inclusion Committee Member
Woodbury, New York
Partner New York, New York , Westport, CT
Managing Partner, Connecticut Office,
Co-Chair of Labor & Employment Practice Group
Westport, CT , New York, New York
Attorney Oakland, CA
Partner Torrance, CA
Attorney Hackensack, New Jersey
Co-Managing Partner of KDV's Florida Offices Fort Lauderdale, Florida , Orlando, Florida
KDV General Counsel
Co-Chair, Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice Group
New York, New York , Hackensack, New Jersey
Partner Chicago, Illinois
Managing Partner, Dallas and New Orleans Offices
Co-Chair Labor and Employment Practice Group
Dallas, Texas , New Orleans, LA
Attorney Woodbury, New York
Co-Managing Partner of
New Jersey Office
Chair, Commercial Litigation
Hackensack, New Jersey , Washington, D.C.,
Co-Managing Partner of Philadelphia Office
Chair of Consumer Financial Services Practice Group
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Partner New York, New York
Attorney Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Of Counsel Chicago, Illinois
Attorney Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Partner
Co-Chair of Professional Liability Practice Group
New York, New York , Woodbury, New York
Partner New York, New York , Westport, CT
Co-Managing Partner of the Blue Bell office
Co-Chair of Health Care/Managed Care Practice Group
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
Of Counsel San Francisco, California
Partner
Co-Chair of Professional Liability Practice Group
Hackensack, New Jersey
Co-Managing Partner of Los Angeles & Torrance Offices Los Angeles, California , Torrance, CA
Partner Torrance, CA
Of Counsel New York, New York
Of Counsel Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Co-Managing Partner of New York City
Chair of General Liability Coverage Practice Group
New York, New York
Co-Managing Partner of
New Jersey Office
Chair of Maritime Practice Group
Hackensack, New Jersey
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