Kilpatrick Townsend

Directors & Officers Litigation Defending Integrity

Boards of directors and officers of both public and private companies are increasingly facing challenges and second guessing. These matters often pose merely a nuisance, but some reach the point of challenging — often publicly — the integrity of a company’s decision making and actions. For organizations facing these procedurally and substantially complex matters, our litigators provide capable representation in state and federal courts.

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Across The Board

We represent boards and directors and officers in liability defense, internal investigations, government investigations, and insurance coverage matters. We frequently represent boards in connection with shareholders challenging proposed corporate mergers. Our specific experience includes providing counsel on:

  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Breach of Contract
  • Fraud Actions
  • Securities Class Action Defense
  • SEC Investigations
  • Shareholder Derivative Actions
  • Bankruptcy Trustee Claims
  • Stock Exchange Investigations

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Special Circumstances

Our attorneys frequently represent committees of independent directors and other special committees, delivering independent advice in order to investigate and often consummate a variety of special transactions involving management groups, major stockholders, or other company affiliates. Our team is highly skilled in managing the delicate issues surrounding special committees and multiple, concurrent investigations, regulatory proceedings, and attendant lawsuits.

 

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