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

Experience Matters

Brief sentence defining representative matters.

  • Securities Litigation

    Represented defendants in a 10b-5 securities class action. Court allowed plaintiff to amend and case was settled on favorable terms.
  • Securities Litigation

    Represented defendants in claim of securities fraud. Case dismissed in our favor in matter of first impression in the Sixth Circuit.
  • 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 client regarding motion to dismiss issues in a 10b-5 securities class action. Motion to dismiss in client's favor affirmed.
  • 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.