Breakout Session: Defend Your Company, Defend Yourself: Private Litigation Strategies

Private litigation risks facing directors, officers, and corporations are inevitable and increasingly complex. Securities Class Action lawsuits were at a 10-year high in 2016, with an increasing proportion targeting companies with a market capitalization of more than $10 billion. Derivative suits and the re-emergence of state court filings further add to the complexity as the plaintiffs’ bar continues to develop new legal theories and causes of action designed to maximize corporate and individual director liability. What can you do to make your company—and yourself—more defensible from lawsuits by your stockholders? What protections are available to you through risk transfer instruments like indemnification agreements and D&O insurance, and under what conditions do these risk-transfer mechanisms fail? This panel explores a series of cutting-edge litigation issues that can threaten corporations, directors, and senior executives, with an emphasis on practical strategies for minimizing and insuring against these risks and responding to litigation if the challenge arises.

Location: RM 280B, Stanford Law School Classroom Building Date: June 26, 2017 Time: 11:00 am - 12:15 pm Priya Cherian Huskins Jim Kramer Gidon Caine Jessica Valenzuela Santamaria