Priya Cherian Huskins, Senior vice president, D&O, Woodruff Sawyer
Senior vice president, D&O
A nationally recognized expert on D&O liability, Priya Huskins works with fast-growing private and public companies in the technology and life sciences space, focusing on unicorn companies, companies undergoing IPOs and large international companies. A former corporate securities attorney and chair of Woodruff Sawyer’s management liability claims committee, she routinely counsels clients on corporate governance matters, including ways to reduce exposure to shareholder lawsuits and regulatory investigations, and advocates for clients in negotiating complex claims. Huskins is the author and editor of the D&O Notebook blog, a resource for many boards of directors and law firms across the country. She is also a popular guest lecturer at high-profile events such as Stanford’s Directors’ College, the EY Strategic Growth Forum and Directors Consortium.
In addition to her duties at Woodruff Sawyer, Huskins sits on the boards and committees of several organizations, including the Realty Income Corporation, the Monthly Dividend Company and the Stanford Rock Center for Corporate Governance and the Silicon Valley Directors’ Exchange. Active in the effort to increase diversity in the boardroom, she is a member of the Nasdaq/Spencer Stuart/Boardroom Resources Next Gen Board Leaders Advisory Council and has spoken about the topic on the web series Inside America’s Boardrooms.