Officers, directors and other executives risk potential personal liability from professional malpractice claims, especially when questions arise as to financial management and conflicts of interest. This danger is even more acute to those subject to the governing rules and regulations in the financial industry.  

Foley & Mansfield provides legal services in the areas of D&O, A&E, professional liability matters (and associated employment-related litigation) and E&O claims.

We regularly defend professionals including accountants, architects, attorneys, engineers, insurance agents, financial advisors, registered representatives and broker/dealers — either directly or through appointment as defense counsel by insurance carriers. Our attorneys are well attuned to industry practices and have particular strength in professional liability disputes. 

We have successfully defended a variety of professionals with claims ranging from simple negligence to complex malpractice, with due consideration given for sensitive confidentiality issues and the impact on a professional's career.  

We also conduct coverage assessments to help ensure that an insurance policy provides adequate levels of protection, and we offer the appropriate negotiation, mediation or litigation strategies necessary to resolve issues related to insurance coverage and liability. 

In addition to experienced litigators, our legal team includes transactional lawyers with backgrounds that include accounting and securities. This presents an unmatched value proposition in these complex financial matters for insurers and the insured. 



Demetra Arapakis Christos

Partner - Chicago / Detroit




March 13, 2018
John S. Gilliam Joins Detroit Commercial Litigation, Employment Practice

John S. Gilliam has joined the firm's commercial litigation team in Detroit.


January 3, 2017
Lisa Lamm Bachman Named Managing Partner at Foley & Mansfield Minneapolis

Foley & Mansfield is pleased to announce that Lisa Lamm Bachman has been named Managing Partner of the firm's Minneapolis office. Lamm Bachman focuses her practice on employment and business litigation matters.


May 5, 2016
Law360 Ranks Foley & Mansfield Among Top Firms for Female Attorneys

The national defense firm of Foley & Mansfield is pleased to announce it has been ranked 15th on Law360’s 2016 list of the 100 best U.S. law firms for women.


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