Dan A. Bailey, Member

Dan A. Bailey
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Dan is a nationally recognized expert regarding directors' and officers' responsibilities, liabilities, indemnification, insurance, and loss prevention. As Chair of Bailey Cavalieri's Directors & Officers Liability Practice Group, he represents and consults with directors and officers, corporations, insurance companies, and law firms across the country. In addition to advising Boards and drafting most of the D&O insurance policies in the market, he has represented clients or served as an expert witness in many of the largest D&O claims for more than 30 years. He is co-author of Liability of Corporate Officers and Directors, a leading treatise on the topic, has published dozens of articles and speaks at more than 20 seminars a year on the subject.

Publications & Speaking Engagements

  • Co-author of two-volume treatise, Liability of Corporate Officers and Directors (Eighth Edition, LexisNexis), and annual supplements
  • Contributing author: Handbook for Corporate Directors (McGraw-Hill 1985)
  • Contributing author: Executive Liability Insurance Guide (International Risk Management Institute, Inc.)
  • Contributing author: New Appleman Insurance Law Practice Guide (LexisNexis 2011) - co-authored Chapter 37: "Understanding Directors' and Officers' Liability Insurance"
  • Contributing Author: Directors' Liability and Indemnification: A Global Guide (Globe Law and Business Publishing Ltd.) (First Edition, 2007; Second Edition, 2010)
  • Author of numerous articles on D&O liability and insurance
    • Author of the following booklets printed by Chubb Group of Insurance Companies:
    • Directors and Officers Securities Litigation Loss Prevention
    • Directors and Officers Liability Loss Prevention
    • Directors and Officers Liability Loss Prevention for Nonprofit Organizations
    • Directors and Officers Liability for Financial Institutions
    • ERISA Fiduciary Liability Loss Prevention
    • Independent Directors Liability Loss Prevention
    • Director Liability Loss Prevention in Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Outside Position Liability Loss Prevention
    • Cyber Loss Prevention for Directors
  • Author of The ACE Report, a quarterly publication addressing D&O liability and insurance trends and developments

Professional Recognition

  • Who's Who in America
  • Who's Who in the World
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Ohio Super Lawyer
  • International Who's Who of Business Lawyers
  • International Who's Who of Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers
  • Expert Guides - Guide to the World's Leading Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyers
  • Founding Member, American College of Coverage and Extra-Contractual Counsel

Affiliations and Civic Involvement

  • Director: Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio
  • United Way of Central Ohio Campaign Cabinet
  • Member: Columbus, Ohio State and American Bar Associations
  • Member: Professional Liability Underwriters Society (PLUS)
  • Member, American College of Coverage & Extracontractual Counsel


  • Ohio State University (J.D., 1978) with honors
  • Bowling Green State University (B.S. in B.A., 1975) cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio