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Lori Zyskowski is a partner in Gibson Dunn’s New York office and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance Practice Group. Ms. Zyskowski advises public companies and their boards of directors on corporate governance matters, securities disclosure and compliance issues, executive compensation practices, shareholder proposals, environmental, social and governance matters, and, more broadly, shareholder engagement and activism matters.
Ms. Zyskowski advises clients, including public companies and their boards of directors, on corporate governance and securities disclosure matters, with a focus on Securities and Exchange Commission reporting requirements, proxy statements, annual shareholders meetings, director independence issues, proxy advisory services, and executive compensation disclosure best practices. She also focuses on advising companies on environmental, social and governance, or ESG, disclosures. Ms. Zyskowski also advises on board succession planning and board evaluations and has considerable experience advising nonprofit organizations on governance matters.
Before joining Gibson Dunn, for over a decade Ms. Zyskowski served as internal securities and corporate counsel at several large publicly traded companies, including most recently at General Electric Company. Her in-house experience provides a unique insight and perspective on the issues that her clients face every day.
Ms. Zyskowski was recognized as one of the 2021 Lawdragon 500 Leading Dealmakers in America.
Ms. Zyskowski is a Fellow of the American College of Governance Counsel, an organization of leading corporate governance lawyers from the U.S. and Canada. She is a frequent speaker on governance, proxy and securities disclosure panels and is very active in the corporate governance community. She is a former member of the board of directors of the Society for Corporate Governance and served as the President of its New York Chapter from 2016-2017.
She graduated from Columbia University School of Law in 1996 and was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Ms. Zyskowski received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University.
Columbia University - 1996 Juris Doctor
Harvard University - 1993 Bachelor of Arts
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