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Katelin O’Rourke Gorman



Katelin O’Rourke Gorman

Katelin O’Rourke Gorman



Katelin O’Rourke Gorman

Katelin O’Rourke Gorman


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Katelin O’Rourke Gorman counsels US and London insurers on matters involving public company, private company and not-for-profit directors and officers (D&O) liability policies throughout North America and Europe. She has experience in both US and cross-border claims concerning alleged Securities Act of 1933 and Securities Exchange Act of 1934 violations, shareholder derivative suits and governmental (SEC, DOJ and SFO) investigations.

Katelin is also sought after for her expertise in the employment practices coverage arena, having litigated and mediated high-profile matters in New York and elsewhere. And more recently, Katelin has expanded her practice to provide advice to niche umbrella insurers riding over specialty and other D&O risks.

Katelin began her legal career as a law clerk for the Hon. Charles L. Brieant, Jr., Chief Judge of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. During law school, she interned for the Hon. John F. Keenan, also of the Southern District.


  • New York
  • US District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York


  • J.D., New York Law School, 2005
  • B.A., Boston College, 2001


  • Clyde & Co North American Management Board – Board Member

  • Clyde & Co North American Women's Initiative – Founding Partner & Chair

  • Fordham Law Negotiation Competition – Mentor/Coach 

  • New York City Bar Association’s Diversity Pipeline Initiatives Subcommittee – Co-Chair

  • Judge Charles L. Brieant Community Center – Committee Member 


Presentations/Speaking Engagements

  • Clyde & Co Annual London Financial Institutions / D&O Conference – 2022 to 2024

  • Clyde & Co Webinar - Failed Bank Phenomenon – 2023

  • Chubb Classic Litigation Funding Presentation – 2022

  • Clyde & Co Private / Non-Profit, Webcast, COVID Exposures – 2021

  • “D&O/False Claims Act Issues of Note,” Client training program – 2018

  • “The Intersection of D&O and EPL Coverage: Latest Trends," Client training program – May 2015

  • Thurgood Marshall Summer Law Internship Program, Panelist and mentor – 2013 to present

  • “Spotlight on Legal Careers,” New York University, Speaker – 2013

  • NY Women’s Forum, Brooklyn Law School’s Legal Association for Women (LAW), Panelist – 2013


  • Contributing author, Directors & Officers Liability Insurance Deskbook, 2011, 2016, 2023 to current
  • Co-author of US Chapter, Directors’ Liability and Indemnification: A Global Guide, Globe Business Publishing Ltd., London, 3rd Edition, 2016
  • Author, “Second Circuit Opens the Door to Allow Securities Fraud Claims Against Corporate Entity Defendants Even if Corporate Executives Have Not Been Named,” Professional Liability Underwriting Society Journal, Issue XXI, Volume 11, November 2008


  • Insurance