Jack H. Nusbaum
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
787 Seventh Avenue
New York, N.Y. 10019-6099, U.S.A.
Jack H. Nusbaum is a senior partner of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in New York. Mr. Nusbaum served as the firm’s Chairman from 1987 through 2009. He specializes in mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and fiduciary duties, and internal investigations. He also regularly advises boards of directors of public companies on issues of fiduciary duty and corporate governance, particularly in the context of change in control transactions.
His practice over the years has been principally in the area of M&A and more recently as a corporate governance and fiduciary duties expert representing boards of directors and committees of boards of directors.
Selected Professional and Business Activities
Mr. Nusbaum is a director of publicly held companies W.R. Berkley Corporation and Cowen & Co. He also serves as President of The Joseph Collins Foundation. Additionally, Mr. Nusbaum is a member of the Legal Advisory Committee to the Board of Directors of the New York Stock Exchange and a member of the Board of Advisors of the New York University Center for Law & Business.
Mr. Nusbaum is a member of the American Bar Association.
Mr. Nusbaum has spoken at numerous conferences and seminars on various issues, including accounting irregularities, the Cendant investigation, poison pills and other defensive mechanisms, managing board crises, change in control transactions, and the fiduciary duties of officers and directors of public companies.
Selected Significant Matters
Board counsel to two Fortune 50 companies as well as advisor to numerous others
Lead partner on numerous Private Equity transactions including the historic R.J.R. Nabisco buyout
Lead counsel on going private transactions including most recently J. Crew and Kenneth Cole
Lead counsel on corporate internal investigations including responsibility for the often cited Cendant Report
1965, Columbia University School of Law, J.D.
1962, The University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, B.S.
New York, 1965