Listed as one of the “Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business” by the San Francisco Business Times in 2012, Priya Huskins is a partner at Woodruff-Sawyer & Co., a full-service insurance brokerage and risk management consulting firm headquartered in San Francisco. Priya is a recognized expert in D&O liability risk and its mitigation. In addition to consulting on D&O insurance matters, she counsels clients on corporate governance matters, including ways to reduce their exposure to shareholder lawsuits and regulatory investigations.
Priya is a frequent speaker nationally and internationally on D&O issues and a regular guest lecturer at Stanford’s annual Directors’ College, among others. She has authored articles for publications as diverse as the Directors & Boards, Stanford Law Review and Insurance Journal.
Priya is on the board of directors of Realty Income Corporation, The Monthly Dividend Company® (NYSE: O), where she serves on the strategic planning committee and is the chair of the corporate governance and nominating committee. She is also on the advisory board of the Stanford Rock Center for Corporate Governance.
Priya began her career as a corporate and securities attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (WSGR), one of Silicon Valley’s leading law firms. At WSGR, Priya worked with public and private companies through all stages of their development, including IPOs, ongoing public reporting and M&A transactions.
A member of the California Bar, 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, where she was managing editor of the University’s Legal Forum publication. Following law school, Priya was a law clerk to the Honorable Judge Frank Magill of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.