Officers and members of the board of directors potentially face unlimited personal liability for their actions on behalf of their companies.

This type of litigation is far from an every day occurrence, but it's a real risk.

To find excellent, qualified people for your management team and board of directors, your company has to understand the litigious environment and its risks.

Then it must act to protect top managers and board members from this liability.
Meet the Expert

Priya Cherian Huskins

Consultant Priya Cherian Huskins
SVP & Partner, Woodruff Sawyer & Company
San Francisco, CA
  • English

About Priya Cherian

  • Counsels on corporate governance matters, ways to reduce exposure to shareholder lawsuits and regulatory investigations
  • Board of Directors - Realty Income Corporation (NYSE: O)
  • Board of Advisors - Rock Center for Corporate Governance, Stanford University
  • Lecturer at Stanford University's Directors’ College
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Judge Frank Magill of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Experience

SVP & Partner • Woodruff Sawyer & Company
2003 — Present
  • Brokerage services related to Director & Officer Liability Insurance (D&O Insurance); Loss Control and Risk Management consulting; Corporate Governance
  • Counsels on corporate governance matters, ways to reduce exposure to shareholder lawsuits and regulatory investigations
  • For public companies and fast-growing private companies tracking toward an IPO
Senior Associate • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
1997 — 2003
  • Corporate and securities law
  • Public and private companies through all stages of their development, including IPOs, ongoing public reporting and M&A transactions
Law Clerk • United States Court of Appeals
1996 — 1997
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Judge Frank Magill of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Education

University of Chicago Law School
JD, Law, 1996

Academic Awards

with Honors
Harvard College
BA, Social Studies, 1993

Academic Awards

Magna Cum Laude

Licenses & Certifications

California Bar

Boards

  • Board Member - Realty Income Corporation (NYSE: O), Chairwoman of the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee and a member of the Strategic Planning Committee (2007 - Present)
  • Board of Advisors - Rock Center for Corporate Governance, Stanford University (2012 - Present)
  • Board Member, Silicon Valley Directors Exchange (2013 - Present)
  • Board Member, National Association of Corporate Directors, Silicon Valley Chapter (2006-2013)

Keynote Speeches

  • Stanford Directors College (June 2012)
  • University of Chicago, Dartmouth and Stanford Directors’ Consortium (March 2012)
  • E&Y Strategic Growth Forum (November 2011)

Panels

  • Judge for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in Northern California (2009-2011)

Academia

  • Lecturer at Stanford's Annual Directors’ College

Publications

  • FCPA Prosecutions: Liability Trend to Watch (Stanford Law Review, Volume 60, Issue 5, 2008)
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