Ira M. Millstein Named Corporate Governance Lawyer of the Year
New Haven, Conn. June 4, 2007 — Ira M. Millstein, senior associate dean for corporate governance at the Yale School of Management, has been named Corporate Governance Lawyer of the Year 2007 in the Who’s Who Legal Awards. This is the second consecutive year that Millstein, a senior partner at the international law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, has won the award.
The Who’s Who Legal Awards recognize the leading individual and firm in 27 practice areas based on nominations from thousands of clients and private practice professionals. Millstein and the other winners were announced in the recently published book The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers 2007.
Callum Campbell, editor of the volume, said: “It is an outstanding achievement to win the Who’s Who Legal; The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers Corporate Governance Lawyer of the Year Award for a second time. Ira Millstein’s continuing success demonstrates a consistent and unparalleled level of performance and service to clients. We have no hesitation in declaring him the leading lawyer for corporate governance expertise.”
Millstein’s preeminence in the corporate governance field transcends his legal practice. He has counseled more than 50 boards on issues of corporate governance. An Elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, he is chairman of the Board of Overseers of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and chairman emeritus of the Private Sector Advisory Group of the World Bank/OECD Global Corporate Governance Forum. He previously served as chairman of the New York State Commission on Public Authority Reform, co-chairman of the Blue Ribbon Committee on Improving the Effectiveness of Corporate Audit Committees, and chairman of the OECD Business Sector Advisory Group whose report led to the internationally recognized OECD Principles of Corporate Governance. In 2001 he received the first Award for Excellence in Corporate Governance given by the International Corporate Governance Network.
At the Yale School of Management, Millstein has provided the vision for the Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance, which bears his name. The center’s mission is to serve as a leading global resource for testing, challenging, and advancing the premise that corporations should and can serve society. It pursues this mission through a uniquely interdisciplinary approach, convening the top academics from fields such as economics, law, and politics, experienced practitioners, and leaders in business, investment, and public policy.