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Matthew  Furman

Matthew Furman

Willis Towers Watson
General Counsel
New York, NY, USA

Matthew Furman is General Counsel for Willis Towers Watson. He oversees Willis Towers Watson's legal, compliance, risk and corporate secretary functions worldwide and serves as a member of the company's senior leadership team. Prior to the 2016 merger that created Willis Towers Watson, he was Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Willis.

From 2007 until March 2015, Mr. Furman was Senior Vice President, Group General Counsel - Corporate & Governance, and Corporate Secretary for Travelers. In that role, he oversaw corporate, governance and shared service legal matters for Travelers and served on the firm’s senior-level Operating Committee.

Mr. Furman was previously at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York, where he was Vice President and Associate General Counsel in the finance and corporate legal group. Prior to that, he was in private practice, with almost six years’ experience at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York.

Mr. Furman holds a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and a law degree from Harvard Law School.

Mr. Furman is a Director of the Legal Aid Society. He is also a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission's Investor Advisory Committee, where he is Chair of the Market Structure Subcommittee and a member of the Executive Committee. Until recently, he served on the board of the national Alzheimer’s Association and is a former Co-Chair of the Association’s New York City chapter. In 2013, he was a David Rockefeller Fellow at the Partnership for New York City.

In 2014, Mr. Furman was named a Corporate Counsel 100 Rising Star by the Legal 500 publication.


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