Dan A. Bailey, Member

Dan A. Bailey
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Columbus Office
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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 numerous seminars each 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.)
  • Co-author of Chapter 37: "Understanding Directors' and Officers' Liability Insurance," New Appleman Insurance Law Practice Guide (LexisNexis 2011)
  • 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 and booklets on D&O liability and insurance

Professional Recognition

  • 2024 Best Lawyers Honoree
  • Lexology Client Choice Award, 2022
  • 2022 PLUS1 Award Winner
  • 2022 Lexology Client Choice Award Honoree
  • Who's Who in America
  • Who's Who in the World
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Ohio Super Lawyer, 2023
  • 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
  • InterContinental Finance Magazine (ICFM) Leading Lawyer 500
  • Corporate LiveWire – Global Insurance and Risk Management Award
                                                 – Global Insurance and Reinsurance Award
  • Who’s Who Legal: Insurance and Reinsurance
  • Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders – Insurance
  • Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders: USA 2023

Affiliations and Civic Involvement

  • Director: Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio
  • United Way of Central Ohio Campaign Cabinet
  • Member: Columbus Bar Association
  • Member: Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member: American Bar Association
  • Member: Professional Liability Underwriters Society (PLUS)


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

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio