Jeremy L. Goldstein, with a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, master’s degree from the University of Chicago and a doctorate from New York University, is a partner at Jeremy L. Goldstein &Associates.
The firm is devoted to advising business and compensation committees, management teams and CEO in administrative matters on compensation and corporate governance.
Goldstein chairs the Mergers and Acquisition Sub-committee in the business section of the American Bar Association. In the last decade, he has worked with various large corporate deals and is among the leading USA executive compensation attorneys.
Jeremy Goldstein’s idea of JLG Associates was as a result of governance talks over a decade ago concerning conflicting interests in executive compensation. Many of the firms detached from large organizations, and that’s how Goldstein thought of an opportunity for a law firm to provide the same thing.
Goldstein says there are no shortcuts to his kind of work; therefore, he ensures his days are productive by being fully dedicated and available, and therefore he limits the number matters he accepts to only those that are extraordinary or those requiring his skills and experience.
The one corporate governance or executive compensation that excites Goldstein is the fact that shareholder rights advocates have achieved most of the changes to governance they have been looking for since the last millennium turn. Read more: Jeremy Goldstein | Quora and Jeremy Goldstein | Crunchbase
Being in this line of work for nearly 20 years makes it easy for Goldstein to make his ideas come to life since most issues being faced have been dealt with in the past. Goldstein is an effective lawyer because of his ability to know his clients better thus he can advise them even better.
He interacts with his clients socially and professionally and keeps in touch even when they don’t have a matter at hand this way clients become more likely to turn to him for advice. Goldstein advises that things which look like setbacks are opportunities and recommends one to be aggressive on acquiring new technology.
Before founding JLG Associates, Goldstein was a partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen, and Katz. He frequently writes and speaks on issues concerning executive compensation and corporate governance.
For the NYU Journal of Law and Business, Goldstein is a Professional Advisory Board member. He is also a member of the New Leadership Council of Make-A-Wish Foundation and Fountain House member of the Board of Directors. Follow Jeremy on Twitter.