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Aaron Briggs is of counsel in Gibson Dunn’s San Francisco, CA office, where he works in the firm’s securities regulation and corporate governance practice group. Mr. Briggs’ practice focuses on advising public companies and their boards of directors on proxy and disclosure issues, corporate governance and executive compensation best practices and compliance, effective shareholder communications and engagement, and governance and hedge fund activism matters.
Before re-joining Gibson Dunn, Mr. Briggs served as executive counsel – corporate, securities and finance, at General Electric Company. His in-house experience, which included driving GE’s disclosure revamp, provides a unique insight and perspective on the issues that his clients face every day.
In 2016, Corporate Secretary Magazine named Mr. Briggs Governance Professional of the Year. He is a frequent speaker on governance, proxy and securities disclosure panels and is a member of the Society for Corporate Governance. Recent presentations include to the Society for Corporate Governance, TheCorporateCounsel.net, the National Investor Relations Institute, the Sustainability Investment Leadership Council and the Practicing Law Institute.
Mr. Briggs received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago Law School in 2007, where he was a Kosmerl Scholar. He received his Bachelor of Arts with high honors from the University of Notre Dame in 2004.
University of Chicago - 2007 Juris Doctor
University of Notre Dame - 2004 Bachelor of Arts