Partner & Senior Vice President at Woodruff-Sawyer & Co.
Denise Amantea is a Partner at Woodruff-Sawyer & Co., a full-service international insurance brokerage firm headquartered in San Francisco. She is a recognized industry leader in the field of Directors & Officers Liability coverage and speaks nationally on the topic. She counsels public company boards and senior management on securities disclosure issues, SEC investigations, insider trading and corporate governance.
While a former securities litigation partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto, CA, Ms. Amantea defended dozens of public companies and their directors and officers in securities class actions and SEC enforcement actions. As a result of her experience as a securities litigator, Ms. Amantea is uniquely qualified to understand directors’ and officers’ exposure and design a loss control program that will protect them. Ms. Amantea received her B.A. from the University of California, San Diego and her J.D. from Santa Clara University’s School of Law. She served as a law clerk to the Honorable William A. Newsom, California Courts of Appeal, First District.