Heidi A. Lawson


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Practice Areas

  • Crisis Response
  • Risk Management & Executive Protection
  • Private Equity
  • International
  • Corporate Compliance & Investigations
  • Privacy & Security
  • Israel Business Group
  • Cybersecurity Risk Management
  • Communications & Media
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation & Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • White Collar Criminal Defense & Parallel Proceedings
  • Insurance
  • Professional Services
  • Financial Services
  • Real Estate
  • Technology
Contact InfoTelephone: +44.20.7776.7306
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7776 7301
EducationEckerd College (B.A.); Stetson University (J.D.)
Admitted1997, New York; 2004, Solicitor, England & Wales; Massachusetts

Professional & Community Involvement
•Member, International Bar Association
•Member, International Women's Forum
•Governor of Coram, England's oldest children's charity


Heidi is a member of the firm's Policy Committee and an internationally recognized lawyer with extensive experience in corporate governance, bribery and corruption compliance matters, internal investigations, indemnification, and directors and officers and fund management insurance in both the corporate and litigation context.

A significant portion of Heidi's practice is devoted to crisis and risk management and Heidi leads the firm's Crisis Response, Risk Management and Executive Protection Practice. Her practice is international in nature, and she advises companies, brokers, venture capital firms, private equity firms, hedge funds, family offices, investment banks, and other investment advisors and their senior executives on identifying risks and protecting against those risks. Heidi has helped guide clients through contentious and difficult mergers and acquisitions, data breaches, government investigations, international arbitrations, FCPA and UK Bribery Act issues, corporate compliance matters, product recalls, construction claims, class action litigation, and workplace disasters.

Before joining Mintz Levin, Heidi was a partner in an international law firm and her experience includes a six-month secondment at the Financial Services Authority in London, England, focusing on regulatory matters. Prior to practicing law, she spent nine years in the insurance industry in claims, sales, and underwriting and has earned the distinguished Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation, giving her a practical and broad business perspective on risk issues. Heidi has handled numerous internal investigations on behalf of boards of directors and several mediations on insurance-related issues.

Heidi frequently speaks on a variety of crisis and risk management and insurance-related topics, and she is regularly quoted and interviewed by publications including the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and Business Insurance.

• Twenty-Four Mintz Levin Attorneys Named 2014 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, ( 10.03.2014 )
• Quoted in After the Breach - Plaintiffs Secure a Settlement That Doesn't Require Proof of Damages, Corporate Counsel ( 07.10.2014 )
• Quoted in Supreme Court Ruling Gives Public Firms an Edge in Class Action Suits, Business Insurance ( 07.06.2014 )
• Mintz Levin Represents Time Inc. in Acquisition of Cozi Inc., ( 06.19.2014 )
• Eighteen Mintz Levin Attorneys Named 2013 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, ( 09.16.2013 )
• Quoted in Private Equity Looks for Greater Assurance through More Insurance, Dow Jones ( 05.01.2013 )
• Quoted in Private Equity Turns to Insurance to Manage Risk, Wall Street Journal ( 05.01.2013 )
• Featured in Q&A with Heidi Lawson, Law360 ( 04.09.2013 )
• Twenty-Four Mintz Levin Attorneys Named 2012 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, ( 09.20.2012 )
• Quoted in Mintz Levin Nabs Chadbourne Partner from Across Atlantic, Law360 ( 04.27.2012 )
• Heidi Lawson Joins Mintz Levin, Enhancing D&O Risk Management Capabilities, ( 04.23.2012 )

• Co-author, Cyber Liability Insurance: What Coverage Can You Expect?, New York Law Journal ( 12.01.2014 )
• Co-author, Cyber Risks for the Boardroom, VC Experts ( 08.11.2014 )
• Co-author, Cyber Risks for the Boardroom: A Five-Part Series, Privacy & Security Alert ( 05.14.2014 )
• Author, Private Equity Investors Demand More: More Insurance, That Is, Private Equity Newsletter ( 01.06.2014 )
• Author, Got Insurance?, PE Manager ( 07.09.2013 )
• Co-author, GPL Insurance for Private Equity Firms - What Questions to Ask, VCExperts ( 04.2013 )
• Co-author, GPL Insurance for Private Equity Firms - What Questions To Ask, Private Equity Alert ( 12.12.2012 )
• Author, D&O Insurance Issues in Bankruptcy, The Bankruptcy Strategist ( 09.01.2012 )
• Author, Cross-Border Risks: Local Exposures - Local Coverage, Executive Risks: A Boardroom Guide 2012/2013 ( 08.01.2012 )
• Author, Russian Federation, Executive Risks: A Boardroom Guide 2012/2013 ( 08.01.2012 )
• Author, Fears Over Russia Liability, Financial Times, Business Questions Section ( 09.17.2011 )
• Author, FCPA V. Bribery Act: What You Need To Know, Investors' Voice ( 08.2011 )
• Author, Spotlight On Corporate Governance Rules For Insurers, Law360 ( 06.30.2011 )
• Co-author, Chapter 19 Directors' and Officers' Liability Insurance, Applemans New York Insurance Law Treatise ( 06.2011 )
• Author, Effect of UK Bribery Act on Project Finance Market, Project Finance NewsWire ( 06.2011 )
• Author, Covered or Not Covered, That is the Question: A Discussion of Directors & Officers Insurance Coverage Issues, International Restructuring NewsWire ( 05.2011 )
• Author, Changing Landscape of Risk in Russia, Thomson Reuters Accelus ( 04.27.2011 )
• Author, Emerging Regulation and International Best Practices for Risk Oversight, Financier Worldwide's Global Reference Guide - Risk Management & Insurance 2011 ( 01.2011 )
• Author, Risky Business: Private Equity and the Shifting Tide of Risk Oversight, Daily Deal ( 11.12.2010 )
• Author, The problem with casual, The Deal Magazine ( 11.12.2010 )
• Author, 5 Questions for Boards to Ask About Risk Oversight, Agenda Week ( 10.11.2010 )
• Author, Interview on Global D&O Risks: Avoiding Costly Coverage Gaps in International Programmes - Alternatives to Tie in Programmes, Business Insurance ( 10.2010 )

Speaking Engagements
• Speaker, Dallas Education Event: Liability. Are you covered? Probably not., Texas Wall Street Women, Dallas, Texas (01.15.2015)
• Speaker, Houston Education Event: Liability. Are you covered? Probably not., Texas Wall Street Women, Houston, Texas (01.14.2015)
• Speaker, Austin Education Event: Liability. Are you covered? Probably not., Texas Wall Street Women, Austin, Texas (01.13.2015)
• Speaker, San Antonio Education Event: Liability. Are you covered? Probably not., Texas Wall Street Women, San Antonio, Texas (01.12.2015)
• Speaker, International Insurance Programmes, International Bar Association Annual Conference 2014, Tokyo, Japan. (10.22.2014)
• Speaker, Cybersecurity and the Boardroom, The National Association of Corporate Directors Board Leadership Conference, Washington, DC (10.13.2014)
• Speaker, Risk Management Lessons: Corporate Governance and Risk, Boston, MA (10.08.2014)
• Speaker, Cyber Risks - Director Liability and Potential Gaps In D&O Coverage, New York, NY (05.01.2014)
• Speaker, How to Comply: Legal Issues Related to Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Compliance, PwC Israel, Tel Aviv, Israel (04.01.2014)
• Panelist, Doing Business in the US, Doing Business in the US: Protecting Your Personal Interests, The Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Israel, Tel Aviv, Israel (01.14.2014)
• Panelist, What Every Director Should Know About Insurance Cover And Company Indemnities, International Bar Association Annual Meeting, International Bar Association, Boston, MA (10.07.2013)
• Panelist, Cybersecurity: It's Not Just for IT Anymore, Mintz Levin, Willis FINEX North America, Kroll Advisory Solutions, Boston, MA (09.26.2013)
• Panelist, Global Transactions: How To Do Business Internationally without Losing Your Money, Intellectual Property Rights or Integrity, Global Transactions: How To Do Business Internationally, New England Corporate Counsel Association, Waltham, MA (06.05.2013)
• Panelist, Getting Tough Deals Done: Lessons Learned, Mintz Levin, Boston, MA (04.02.2013)
• Speaker, Anti-Corruption and Economic Sanctions Compliance Seminar, Istanbul, Turkey (11.30.2011)
• Speaker, Lessons from News Corp: How Regulatory Issues Can Impact Your Board of Directors, Law.com Webinar with Recommind, Webinar (10.18.2011)
• Speaker, How Regulatory Issues Can Impact Your Board of Directors, InsideCounsel, Webinar (07.01.2011)
• Speaker, Comparison of U.S. and UK Legislation, Economic Policy Forum, Astana, Kazakhstan (06.01.2011)
• Speaker, Managing Risks in China, Asian Corporate Governance Association Annual Meeting, Beijing, China (10.01.2009) (Also at Boston, Massachusetts and New York, N.Y. Offices)


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Questions You Should Be Asking About Employment Practices Liability (EPL) Insurance
Heidi A. Lawson, June 17, 2014
Every firm has employees, as well as individuals that it has “failed” to hire, or promote, or recognize and reward to the extent that the individuals believes befitting. This is what makes it difficult to completely avoid employment disputes and possible litigation. Even if the firm and...
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