Director and Officer

Gardere’s litigation lawyers handle virtually every issue faced by corporate officers and directors. We routinely prosecute and defend officers and directors in state and federal courts including corporate governance matters, valuation issues, proxy fights, contests for board control, shareholder disputes and a range of fiduciary duty claims. Our attorneys frequently assist clients with investigations for boards of directors and their committees to identify and evaluate allegations of alleged fraud and wrongdoing. We also have a wealth of experience dealing with insurance companies in connection with director and officer liability insurance policies, and we can provide comprehensive advise and representation across a wide range of complex coverage matters.

Some of the matters we frequently represent and counsel boards of directors and committees on include:

  • Antitrust claims
  • Class actions
  • Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA) violations and FCPA compliance
  • RICO litigation
  • Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) matters
  • Securities fraud litigation cases
  • Shareholder derivative suits
  • Insider trading investigations
  • Administrative actions before government agencies
  • Corporate governance disputes (including bad faith, breach of fiduciary duty and negligence)

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