Priya is a recognized expert and frequent speaker and guest lecturer on D&O liability risk and its mitigation. In addition to consulting on D&O insurance, she counsels clients on corporate governance matters, including ways to reduce their exposure to shareholder lawsuits and regulatory investigations. Priya has an impressive list of publications, speaking engagements, and awards for her influence and expertise in the industry and is the author and editor of the D&O Notebook blog.
In addition to serving as a board member at Woodruff Sawyer, Priya is on the board of directors of Realty Income Corporation, The Monthly Dividend Company®, where she serves on the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee, and is chair of the Compensation Committee. She also serves on the advisory board of the Stanford Rock Center for Corporate Governance.
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.
- “Directors to Watch”, Directors and Boards (2018)
- “Agent of the Year,” Insurance Journal (2017)
- “Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business,” San Francisco Business Times (2012)
- “Top 100 Women of Influence in the Silicon Valley,” San Jose/Silicon Valley Business Journal (2009)
- “Women to Watch,” Business Insurance Magazine (2007)
The latest numbers show that the securities class action landscape continues to be tough. This, along with some other factors, has put tremendous upward pressure on the price of D&O insurance for public companies. This edition of the D&O Notebook provides the data behind the bad news: An unprecedented number of cases have been filed for 2019 through Q3 2019 and there is still a quarter left to go.
Our seventh annual D&O Looking Ahead Guide is full of timely information and useful advice, and intended to help our clients plan for their 2020 D&O insurance renewals. In the 2020 Guide, D&O carriers including AIG, AXA XL, Chubb, Lloyd’s, Tokio Marine HCC, Old Republic, and Great American, along with Woodruff Sawyer’s own experts, weigh in on everything from pricing and retention trends to hot topics important to directors and officers right now.