Ira Millstein named the Theodore Nierenberg Adjunct Professor

Ira M. Millstein, newly named as the Theodore Nierenberg Adjunct Professor of Corporate Governance, is a leading expert on antitrust, government regulation and corporate governance matters.

He played an integral role in the founding of the School of Management’s Center for Corporate Governance and Performance, which was named in his honor in 2006 and which he directs. He was previously the Eugene F. Williams Jr. Professor of Competitive Enterprise and Strategy. He is the author of many publications, and co-author of “The Recurrent Crisis in Corporate Governance” (2003).

Millstein is a senior partner in the international law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, where he has practiced in the areas of government regulation and antitrust law. He has counseled numerous corporate and non-for-profit boards on issues of corporate governance, including General Motors, Westinghouse and The Nature Conservancy. From 1999 to 2005 he was the chair of the private sector advisory group to the Global Corporate Governance Forum founded by the World Bank and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. He has been a member of the board of the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation and served as pro bono counsel to the board of directors of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, the agency overseeing the redevelopment of lower Manhattan. He is a life trustee and former chair of the board of the Central Park Conservancy, a member of the board of overseers of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and chair of the board of trustees of the American Red Cross of Greater New York.

A graduate of Columbia Law School, Millstein has also taught at New York University School of Law and Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He has earned many honors, including the first award for Excellence in Corporation Governance by the International Corporate Governance Network. In 2006, the National Law Journal named him to its list of “100 Most Influential Lawyers in America.” He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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