Directors & Officers Insurance
Protect your executives’ ability to lead - and their personal assets.
What is directors and officers insurance?
Directors and officers insurance (D&O) can cover your leadership’s defense costs and damages if they are named in lawsuits resulting directly from their decisions.
Who needs D&O insurance?
You may think that because you’re privately held or a family-run business, you’re not at risk. It’s time to think again. With exposures on the rise, any organization that has business relationships with customers and third-party suppliers is open to a lawsuit.
Don’t wait for a lawsuit to happen — if you have an advisory board or committee, you run the same risks as private and public companies. And the mistake to go without directors and officers insurance can be costly and difficult to recover from.
If you have shareholders, you need directors and officers insurance. If shareholders feel misled by your leadership’s decisions, your company is at risk. With directors and officers Insurance, you give your leadership the peace of mind to act with confidence.
Personal Asset Protection
Protect your directors and officers with coverage for monetary judgments and settlements stemming from negligence or breach of duty, loyalty or care to the organization.
Guard your organization’s leadership against costly civil, criminal, judicial, administrative, regulatory, or arbitration proceedings.
Workplace & Employment Protection
Directors and officers insurance protects leadership if they are held liable for breach of fiduciary duty, failure to exercise reasonable care and employment-related suits that allege harassment, discrimination or wrongful termination.
Public authorities such as the US Department of Justice can investigate and press charges for misappropriation of grant funds.
Can make a claim for misrepresentation of monetary donations.
Clients and Customers
Can sue for misconduct and failure of your organization to deal with harmful behavior.
Suppliers and Third Parties
Can allege damages resulting from being promised business that never materializes.
Can allege patent and trade secret infringement by a former employee who now works for your organization.
Can file suit if they experience discrimination, harassment or wrongful termination.
Can allege that leadership is not forthcoming in financial communications and misleads stockholders about the organization’s financial health.
Can allege fraudulent misrepresentation if the organization is unable to repay its debt obligations.