Irving Kagan is a 1958 graduate of New York University School of Law. He was admitted to the New York bar in 1958, and established a private practice in New York City. He was an attorney in various senior positions with the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, from 1960 to 1968; Senior Vice President and General Counsel for The Hertz Corporation from 1968 to 1986; and Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel, and member of the Board of Directors of the GAF Corporation from 1986 to 1992. Following initial retirement from active practice, Mr. Kagan served as co-director of the New York University School of Law Conference on Corporate Lawyering, as well as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Corporate Law at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and University of Pennsylvania School of Law. Mr. Kagan also acts as General Counsel and Special Counsel to various public and private companies while maintaining his present role as counsel to Madison Partners, LLC, a New York investment and management consulting group. He is currently with Kagan Consultants in New York City. Mr. Kagan is also past President of the Law Review Alumni Association of New York University School of Law, an author, lecturer, and consultant on the subjects of corporate governance, corporate compliance, and the practice of law in a corporation, and a television commentator on current legal events.