Priya Cherian Huskins

Senior Vice President & Partner, Woodruff-Sawyer & Co.

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 serves on the board of Woodruff-Sawyer & Co., the board of a FinTech start-up, and the board of the Silicon Valley Directors’ Exchange (SVDX). Finally, Priya serves on the Advisory Board of the Stanford University Rock Center for Corporate Governance.

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.

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