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Directors & Officers

The Directors & Officers practice group of Murchison & Cumming, LLP has advised and represented insured and self-insured public, private and not-for-profit corporations, directors, officers and management in connection with D&O claims for over thirty years. The D&O team of attorneys has the experience and resources to provide creative solutions to the risks and liabilities facing companies and entities, especially in today's challenging economic and litigious climate.

We understand that businesses, corporations and non-profit organizations may face a myriad of issues and risks. With the diverse background of our D&O attorneys and working closely with Murchison & Cumming's Employment Law, Insurance Law, Professional Liability and White Collar Criminal Defense practices, we have the knowledge and practical experience to handle a wide variety of issues, including:

  • EEOC Claims
  • Unlawful Employment Practices
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims
  • ERISA Claims Litigation
  • Class Actions
  • Corporate Governance Misdeeds
  • FINRA Arbitrations
  • EPLI
  • Insurance and Criminal Investigations and Regulatory Matters
  • General Business Litigation
  • Coverage & Risk Management Advice
  • Deceptive Trade Practices
  • Inaccurate Disclosure
  • Inadequate Financial Reporting
  • Competitor Disputes
  • Misappropriation of Trade Secrets

We strategically handle each case, tailoring our approach to our clients' unique issues and needs. The D&O team keeps its clients informed and up-to-date on current applicable law, trends and best practices so they may better protect themselves and prevent against exposure to risk, and works closely with clients to achieve favorable resolutions. We are approved counsel for D&O carriers. Our clients include:

  • Public and Private Corporations
  • Officers and Directors
  • Accounting firms
  • Underwriters
  • Brokerage Firms
  • Investment Advisors
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Healthcare Entities
  • Technology Entities
  • Retail and Hospitality Entities
  • Manufacturers

We are committed to seeking early resolution. Murchison & Cumming has expertise in drafting policies and procedures and offers preventative counseling to management in general and to specific directors and officers on an as-needed basis. Our team is experienced in effectively utilizing alternative dispute resolution techniques, such as mediations, arbitrations and other private settlement procedures. The D&O attorneys also have a long-standing record of successfully defending clients through motion practice. As an AmLaw "Go To" law firm for litigation, the firm has a reputation for aggressive defense of clients at trial when litigation does arise, and we offer a fast reaction option to our clients in assisting with the management of public relations issues. We have at hand the experience of an entire team of Appellate Law attorneys, including a Certified Specialist in Appellate Law, when defending actions post-trial and through appeal.

For more information about the Directors & Officers Practice Group of Murchison & Cumming LLP, its attorneys and services, please contact:

Kenneth H. Moreno, Co-Chair
619-544-6838 x204

William D. Naeve, Co-Chair