Maia Gez is Of Counsel in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and a member of the Firm’s Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance Practice Group. Ms. Gez advises public companies and their boards of directors on a wide range of corporate law matters, including corporate governance, compliance with U.S. federal securities laws and the requirements of the major U.S. stock exchanges, board and executive compensation and pay ratio disclosure, and shareholder engagement and activism matters. Ms. Gez regularly assists in-house counsel, management, boards of directors and board committees on director independence, conflicts of interest, proxy statements and periodic reports, SEC and stock exchange reporting and disclosure requirements, disclosure controls and procedures and internal controls, auditor independence, insider trading and other company policies, shareholder proposals and responses to SEC inquiries. Her practice also focuses on new developments and evolving best practices in governance matters, as well as advising newly public companies on their public company obligations.
Ms. Gez is a frequent speaker on governance, proxy, compensation and securities disclosure panels. Recent presentations include for the Society for Corporate Governance, TheCorporateCounsel.net, ALI, the Practicing Law Institute, CPE SEC Conferences, and the New York City Bar.
Prior to joining Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Ms. Gez was a member of the Public Company Advisory Practice at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York. Ms. Gez is a member of the Society for Corporate Governance. She earned her Juris Doctor cum laude in 2007 from the New York University School of Law and her undergraduate degree magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Columbia University. Prior to law school, Ms. Gez was a journalist who reported for various publications from Israel.
Ms. Gez is admitted to practice in New York and California.
New York University - 2007 Juris Doctor
Columbia University - 2000 Bachelor of Arts
New York Bar