Directors and Officers Liability

Leaders and innovators in Director and Officer Liability Coverage

Peters & Nye is on the forefront of Directors and Officers liability insurance coverage. For more than two decades, our attorneys have represented domestic and foreign insurers in connection with policy drafting and product development, claims handling and dispute resolution, as well as coverage litigation.

To provide effective drafting and claim evaluation, our attorneys stay current on the ever-evolving changes in liability facing directors and officers of public, private, and non-profit organizations. In this regard, our firm focuses on regulatory and/or case law developments that impact director and officer liability. In addition, our attorneys closely follow and help develop case law that impact director and officer insurance coverage, including the duty to defend, late notice, covered and uncovered loss, interrelated wrongful acts/claims, prior acts/notice, misrepresentation, nondisclosure, cooperation, consent, as well as the applicability of policy exclusions.

Wealth of experience favorably impacts defense strategy and resolution

Peters & Nye is actively involved in all aspects of the claims process including defense strategy and claim resolution, while at the same time being sensitive to our clients’ relationship with their insureds. We routinely handle Directors and Officers claims involving securities class actions; derivative litigation; bankruptcy trustee actions; ERISA cases; governmental actions; mergers and acquisitions and federal and state regulatory investigations. We have been fortunate to represent insurers in connection with some of the highest-profile director and officer cases, including IPO laddering, Ponzi schemes, insurance brokerage contingent commissions, accounting fraud, subprime, stock options backdating, market timing, as well as financial institution insolvency.

We have established strong working relationships with many of the key experts, mediators, and attorneys that practice in the directors and officers liability arena, both domestically and internationally. As a result, Peters & Nye attorneys have earned an exemplary reputation for professionally handling and resolving Directors and Officers liability claims.