Faculty Profiles

Joel Feuer

Joel A. Feuer

Executive Director of the Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy
Professor from Practice
B.A. Pomona College, 1976
M.A. Oxford University, 1978
J.D. Berkeley Law School, 1981

LAW 918 - Director and Officer Insurance and Corporate Governance

This course will provide students with substantive knowledge about Directors & Officers Liability Insurance (“D&O Insurance”) with an emphasis on its effect on corporate governance. All lawyers who serve publicly-traded corporate clients, regardless of whether they are transactional lawyers or litigators, need to know the basics of D&O insurance. The officers and directors of a corporation will often look to counsel for the corporation for advice on whether their acts or omissions will be covered by insurance. The course will analyze the need for D&O insurance, the structure of the D&O policy, the critical terms and its application in the context of significant changes for the corporation including bankruptcy, the sale of the corporation and derivative and other shareholder disputes.