Fiduciary Duty Litigation in Business Disputes: Identifying Causes of Action, Key Defenses, Remedies and Proof

Litigation Strategies and Perspectives of Plaintiffs and Defendants

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

Conducted on Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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This CLE webinar will provide commercial business litigators with a game plan when litigating breach of fiduciary duties claims, focusing on areas of particular concern such as causes of action, defenses, remedies and proof. The program will discuss litigation strategies from the perspective of both plaintiffs and defendants.


Breach of fiduciary duty is a broad concept that may arise in many different business situations, including shareholder disputes, partnership disputes, director and officer liability, and fraud.

Common theories include self-dealing or conflict of interest, misappropriation of corporate funds or property, corporate neglect, misrepresentation or omission as to a statement of fact, misuse of confidential information or breach of confidentiality, and corporate aiding and abetting.

To reach a successful outcome for your client, counsel must understand how to navigate the complex decisions involved in fiduciary duty litigation such as the scope of the fiduciary relationship, and proof of fiduciary relationship.

Listen as our authoritative panel of litigators reviews the most recurring legal bases for commercial business lawsuits alleging breach of fiduciary duty, key defenses, available remedies and proof requirements. The panel will present litigation strategies for both plaintiffs and defendants.



  1. Causes of action
    1. Corporate governance
    2. Different entities
    3. Employment
  2. Key defenses
    1. Corporate
    2. Employment
  3. Proving the relationship
  4. Remedies
    1. Compensatory
    2. Injunctive
  5. Litigation strategies
    1. Plaintiffs
    2. Defendants


The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • What are the most common theories supporting a claim for breach of fiduciary duties?
  • What key affirmative defenses should defendants consider?


Aaron Chausmer
Aaron Chausmer

Senior Counsel
Hecht Walker

Mr. Chausmer has 18 years of experience and a strong background in commercial and business litigation matters. His...  |  Read More

Ian M. Williamson
Ian M. Williamson

Mantese Honigman

Mr. Williamson concentrates his litigation practice on commercial and shareholder disputes. He has litigated...  |  Read More

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