Trouble at the Top: Protecting Directors and Officers From Civil and Criminal Liability

February 20, 2020 at 11:30am1:30pm
Fox Rothschild LLP and Association of Corporate Counsel
The Umstead Hotel and Spa

100 Woodland Pond

Cary, NC 27513

Directors and officers are charged with acting in the company’s best interest.  But even those trying to do just that are still exposed to potential liability—civil and criminal—under a variety of statutory and common-law schemes.  When these regulatory regimes impose specific obligations on these key decision-makers, “official capacity” is often no defense.  And in states like North Carolina, directors and officers can be personally liable for their own torts—even when acting on behalf of the company.

Our experienced panel will help you keep your executives out of trouble.  And trouble is constantly knocking at the door, in the form of the Yates Memo, securities regulations, privacy rules, unfair competition claims, corporate governance requirements, fiduciary obligations, international “know your client” banking laws, labor and employment statutes, and other individual tort liability.  Composed of in-house counsel and practitioners who regularly represent directors and officers in civil and criminal actions, the panel will give you the tools you need to spot issues of potential individual D&O liability ahead of time, and steer clear of them.


Stephanie Resnick; Philadelphia, PA; Fox Rothschild LLP; Chair, Directors’ & Officers’ Liability & Corporate Governance Practice Group

Jaemin Chang; San Francisco, CA; Fox Rothschild LLP; Partner, MBA

Bret Puls; Minnesota, MN; Fox Rothschild LLP; Partner

WakeMed in-house counsel


Matthew Nis Leerberg; Raleigh, NC; Fox Rothschild LLP; Office Managing Partner

CLE credits pending.