NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP ("BLB&G") today announced that Jonathan Feigelson has joined the firm as Director of Corporate Governance.
Former General Counsel and Director of Corporate Governance to TIAA, Mr. Feigelson brings nearly a quarter century of legal, financial, and corporate leadership experience to BLB&G, becoming an integral member of one of the nation's top shareholder rights law firms. Mr. Feigelson will help liaise with and guide the firm's institutional investor clients in addressing issues of governance and management practices, board independence, management accountability, executive compensation and the protection of the U.S. shareholder franchise.
Mr. Feigelson's comments on his new role: "I have always had great respect for BLB&G and its strong commitment to shareholder rights. Corporate governance is an area of great interest to me – and one that I feel is critical to minimizing misconduct and increasing transparency. I am delighted to join BLB&G and help the institutional investor community use its voice to encourage strong governance practices and deter destructive behavior in our capital markets."
BLB&G partner Blair Nicholas commented: "We are extremely excited to have Jon join our team. On behalf of our institutional investor clients worldwide, BLB&G's Corporate Governance litigation group continues to advocate for cutting-edge governance practices and frequently confronts complex challenges in combating anti-shareholder conduct. Jon's extensive experience makes him uniquely qualified to lead our ongoing efforts to protect shareholder rights and maintain the integrity of the public markets."
Mr. Feigelson currently serves as General Counsel & CCO at the fintech firm Artivest. Prior to that he was TIAA's General Counsel, Director of Corporate Governance, head of Regulatory Affairs and Senior Managing Director. Prior to joining TIAA in 2006, he was the Managing Director and General Counsel for ABN AMRO's North American Investment Bank, and was also previously Vice President and Global Director of Equity Derivatives Compliance for Goldman Sachs. Mr. Feigelson began his career as an Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney's office in the Financial Frauds Bureau specializing in securities and bank fraud cases.
Mr. Feigelson received his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law and was a member of the Columbia Law Review. He received his Master's degree with the highest honors from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College and was a nominee for Rhodes and Marshall Scholarships.
Since its founding in 1983, BLB&G has built an international reputation for excellence and integrity. Widely recognized as one of the leading law firms worldwide advising institutional investors on securities fraud, corporate governance and shareholders' rights issues, BLB&G is unique among its peers, having obtained more top securities recoveries in history than any other firm, and having recovered over $31 billion on behalf of defrauded investors. The firm has also prosecuted groundbreaking corporate governance litigation related to breaches of fiduciary duty, corporate transactions which violated fair process and fair price, the applicability of the business judgment rule, issues of corporate waste, shareholder voting rights claims, and executive compensation abuses. As a result of the firm's high-profile achievements and capabilities, it regularly represents institutional investors who are exercising a more assertive voice with corporate boards regarding governance issues and board accountability to shareholders.
More information about BLB&G can be found online at www.blbglaw.com.
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