Director and Officer or “D&O” litigation involves state and federal court claims against corporate directors and officers, including claims for negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of duty of loyalty, breach of contract, and fraud.
Bast Amron lawyers are experienced in representing trustees, receivers, and creditors prosecuting D&O claims as well as similar claims against other fiduciaries, accountants, lenders, and other professionals for negligence, breach of duties and malpractice.
D&O, fiduciary liability, and professional negligence litigation is a highly specialized area in which the prosecuting lawyers must be familiar not only with the dynamics of fiduciary obligations, negligence, and malpractice but also the intricacies of the insurance policies and coverage often applicable to the claims. Our attorneys have the experience to investigate, formulate, assert, and prosecute the types of claims that will prevail in court while remaining within the confines of coverage. Because the insurance policies often carry strict deadlines for asserting claims, our attorneys are able to conduct investigations and discovery in a compressed time frame to protect and preserve the available insurance coverage, often the only material asset from which creditors may recover their losses.
Over the years, our firm has handled dozens of D&O claims in cases around the country. In some of the cases, recoveries from our D&O claims have provided the only meaningful source of distribution to creditors. We are so confident in our abilities to produce successful results, we typically handle these cases on a contingency fee basis, ensuring our success is tied to our clients’. When we win, they do.