January 24, 2019
BLB&G partner Jeroen van Kwawegen served as a distinguished panelist at the “Shareholder Activism: Unlocking Shareholder Value” conference, organized by Skytop Strategies, and held at the Royalton Park Avenue in New York City on January 24, 2019.
On the panel “Board Dynamics: Expectations for Diversity and Professional Qualifications,” Mr. van Kwawegen discussed the importance of diversity on company boards, and how it can protect shareholder value by providing better oversight over workplace misconduct, including sexual harassment and racial discrimination.
Mr. van Kwawegen is a senior member of the firm’s Corporate Governance Litigation team. While his practice focuses on the fiduciary duties of boards of directors and senior executives, shareholder activism, and regulatory compliance, he has also prosecuted a variety of securities class actions on behalf of large institutional investors, including numerous matters relating to the credit crisis and disputes regarding the sale of residential mortgage-backed securities. For his professional achievements, The National Law Journal has named Mr. van Kwawegen a “Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Trailblazer,” recognizing him among the top practitioners in the nation “who continue to make their mark in various aspects of legal work on the Plaintiffs’ side.” He has also been recognized as a New York Super Lawyer and a New York "Rising Star" by Thomson Reuters, and a leading practitioner in his field by Legal 500 US.