Priya Cherian Huskins is a recognized expert in D&O liability risk and its mitigation. In addition to
consulting on D&O insurance matters, she counsels clients on corporate governance matters, including
ways to reduce their exposure to shareholder lawsuits and regulatory investigations.
Priya is a frequent speaker on D&O issues and a regular guest lecturer at Stanford’s Directors’ College,
among others. She is also the author of the D&O Notebook, a blog that monitors, curates and summarizes
issues as they arise in the areas of D&O liability, insurance and corporate governance.
Priya serves on the board of directors of Realty Income Corporation (NYSE: O) where she chairs the
Compensation Committee and serves on the Governance and Nominating Committee as well as the
Technology Risk Committee. In addition, Priya is on the board of the Silicon Valley Directors’ Exchange
(SVDX). Priya also serves on the Advisory Board of the Stanford University Rock Center for Corporate
Priya began her career as a corporate and securities attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (WSGR),
one of Silicon Valley’s leading law firms. At WSGR, Priya worked with public and private companies
through all stages of their development, including IPOs, ongoing public reporting and M&A transactions.
A member of the California Bar, Priya earned her undergraduate degree with high honors from Harvard
University. She was awarded her juris doctorate with honors from the Law School at the University of
Chicago, where she was managing editor of the University’s Legal Forum publication. Following law
school, Priya was a law clerk to the Honorable Judge Frank Magill of the United States Court of Appeals
for the Eighth Circuit.