Director & Officer Liability and Executive Compensation

A director or officer of a corporation or other entity has the potential to be faced with all sorts of claims when business does not go as planned.

In the most extreme cases, a director or officer is alleged to have enriched him- or herself at the expense of the corporation, but even claims of incompetence or simple mismanagement have the potential to lead to protracted litigation.  Whether you are an director or officer yourself or believe that the directors or officers of a particular corporation have misbehaved, Burr & Forman attorneys have the experience to evaluate your options and guide you through any litigation.

Our Attorneys

Gerald Gillespy
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5348
(205) 244-5644
Vincent Graffeo
Counsel ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5333
(205) 244-5721
Victor Hayslip
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5255
(205) 244-5656
Jessica Hew
Counsel ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6646
(321) 249-0527
James Hoover
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5111
(205) 244-5660
Ellen Mathews
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5410
(205) 714-6897
Thomas Potter, III
Partner ~ Nashville, Tennessee|
(615) 724-3231
(615) 724-3331
Daniel Snyder
Associate ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5417
(205) 244-5652
Bill Wasden
Partner ~ Mobile, Alabama|
(251) 345-8230
(251) 344-9696
Robert Williams
Partner ~ Tampa, Florida|
(813) 367-5712
(813) 357-3533

Experience Matters

Brief sentence defining representative matters.

  • Securities Litigation

    Counsel for Respondent in the 2008 United States Supreme Court decision, where the Supreme Court held against private "scheme liability" claims under the federal securities laws. Public commentators call it the most important Supreme Court business decision in a decade.
  • Securities Litigation

    Represented client regarding motion to dismiss issues in a 10b-5 securities class action. Motion to dismiss in client's favor affirmed.
  • Insurance - Coverage and Bad Faith

    Defense of excess D&O insurer in coverage litigation with Directors and Officers of a major national health rehabilitation provider arising from underlying claims by individual and institutional investors alleging corporate and criminal fraud.
  • Securities Litigation

    Represented client in regard to scienter issues in a 10b-5 securities class action. On interlocutory appeal, the denial of motion to dismiss was affirmed. First Eleventh Circuit case to deal with aggregation issues regarding scienter under the PSLRA.
  • Securities Litigation

    Represented defendant in regard to "scheme liability" claims in a 10b-5 securities class action. Motion to dismiss in client's favor affirmed.