Practice Groups

Directors & Officers Liability

Lawsuits against directors and officers can disrupt any company.  Not only do they threaten the reputation of the directors and officers sued, but they can harm the reputation and business of the company itself. This is true whether or not the entity is for-profit. The attorneys in Rivkin Radler’s Directors & Officers Liability Practice Group defend directors and officers in matters spanning many industries. Our attorneys have a keen understanding of the obligations required of officers and directors, as well as the applicable laws and regulations governing those responsibilities.

We are also sensitive to the legal and collateral implications of these suits. We collaborate with our clients from the beginning of the representation. Working together, we minimize distractions and allow our clients to focus on their business while we zealously protect their interests at every step to achieve the most favorable resolutions possible.

  • We strive to resolve suits as quickly as possible.  We are committed to seeking an early resolution. Our attorneys are experienced in effectively utilizing alternatives to litigation including negotiation, mediation and arbitration.  When litigation is unavoidable, we pursue an early dismissal of the case. We have an excellent track record of successfully defending clients through motion practice.
  • We stay on top of legal trends and emerging issues. Suits seeking to hold directors and officers accountable for their employment-related decisions are on the rise. We stay informed and up-to-date on the often changing laws, trends and best practices, and advise our clients on how to better protect themselves and prevent further exposure to risk.
  • We have been on the front lines representing directors and officers. We have represented clients in claims for breach of consulting and employment agreements as well as claims alleging discrimination, retaliation, wrongful discharge, alleged civil rights violations, sexual harassment and related issues. Our attorneys often work closely with the attorneys in our Employment & Labor Practice Group to provide a comprehensive, tailored approach to each client.

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