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Stephen A. Radin

Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP

New York, NY, USA

Stephen A. Radin is a partner in the Securities and Corporate Governance practice group in Weil Gotshal's Litigation department. Mr. Radin has litigated, counseled, written and lectured for more than 25 years on corporate governance subjects, including the business judgment rule, fiduciary duties of corporate directors, controlling shareholder and going private transactions, special committee investigations, federal securities laws, disclosure requirements, and indemnification and insurance of corporate directors. Much of Mr. Radin's practice focuses on shareholder derivative and class action litigation.

Mr. Radin is the author of The Business Judgment Rule: Fiduciary Duties of Corporate Directors, a four volume 6,000 page treatise published in 2009. This text (including earlier editions)  has been cited in over 50 court decisions. Mr. Radin also is the author or co-author of over 75 articles published in numerous professional publications.

Mr. Radin has been selected in Best Lawyers in America in the Corporate Governance and Compliance Law specialty and New York Super Lawyers in the Securities Litigation specialty, has been elected a member of the American Law Institute, serves as a member of Law360 Securities editorial advisory board, as an adjunct professor at Cardozo Law School, and as the chairperson of the American Bar Association Section of Litigation Committee on Corporate Counsel Subcommittee on Corporate Governance, and has spoken at numerous continuing legal education programs. Mr. Radin was profiled in the November 2004 edition of the Metropolitan Corporate Counsel and honored at a June 2005 ceremony in the Great Hall of the Library of Congress in Washington DC with a Burton Award for Legal Achievement, given to lawyers who exhibit excellence in legal writing.

Mr. Radin has served since 2002 as a member of the Board of Directors of the New York Legal Assistance Group, a privately funded not-for-profit organization that provides civil legal assistance in more than 35,000 cases a year benefiting almost 50,000 individuals and families. He previously served for eight years as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, and for four of those years as a member of the Board's Executive Committee.

Mr. Radin holds a B.A. with distinction in all subjects from Cornell University and a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.

Columbia University, JD
Cornell University, BA


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