Directors & Officers Litigation

Gallo Vitucci Klar LLP’s Directors & Officers (“D&O”) litigation practice group defends claims asserted against directors and officers of public, private and not-for-profit companies.  We also represent the corporate entity where it is the direct target.  Our practice extends to representing boards and individual directors and officers in complex commercial litigation, internal investigations, and government investigations.  The attorneys at Gallo Vitucci Klar LLP that handle these cases are learned practitioners that are intimately familiar with the duties and responsibilities of directors and officers, as well as the myriad laws and statutes that regulate corporate governance.

We understand and are sensitive to the high-stakes nature of these lawsuits and are cognizant of the distractions that these claims may pose to the proper functioning of a corporate enterprise.  We serve as trusted advisors to the board, individual directors and officers, and keep the insurers that retain us to defend, supervise and monitor these claims apprised of all material developments.  Our experience includes, but is not limited to, class action litigation, defending shareholder derivative actions, litigating demand futility issues, representation of special litigation committees, securities class actions, ERISA claims, challenges to corporate governance, employment related claims, and claims for breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract and fraud.  We also draft coverage opinions and litigate declaratory judgment actions pertaining to D&O insurance policies.