Jason R. Lilien is the Bureau Chief of the New York State Attorney General's Charities Bureau, which is responsible for the oversight of not-for-profit corporations conducting activities in New York. Prior to assuming his current position in August 2008, Mr. Lilien was a corporate attorney at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, an international law firm based in New York City, and at MetLife, Inc.
Mr. Lilien has extensive experience advising not-for-profit and for-profit corporations on corporate, corporate governance, regulatory and tax-exempt matters. He has worked on various initiatives that have furthered the development of corporate governance "best practices." Mr. Lilien has written numerous articles on corporate governance and corporate issues, and also served as a Commissioner on the National Association of Corporate Directors' Blue Ribbon Commission on the Role of the Board in Corporate Strategy.
A life-long New Yorker, Mr. Lilien was instrumental in the formation of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, the not-for-profit entity established to finance, own and operate the official Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center site. He served, pro bono, as its Counsel to the Board, Treasurer and Secretary from the entity's inception in 2003 through July 2008. Mr. Lilien was also instrumental in the establishment of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, the New York State-City agency charged with overseeing the rebuilding of Lower Manhattan following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. From December 2001 through December 2005, he served as its pro bono Counsel to the Board. Mr. Lilien is currently a member of the board of the National Association of State Charity Officials.
Mr. Lilien resides in New York City with his wife and two children.