Jeroen van Kwawegen Elected to BLB&G’s Executive Committee

January 31, 2024

BLB&G is proud to announce that the partnership has elected Jeroen van Kwawegen to the firm’s Executive Committee, effective January 1, 2024. Jeroen joins current Executive Committee members Salvatore Graziano, Hannah Ross, and Jerry Silk.

“Jeroen is a highly accomplished attorney dedicated to protecting shareholders’ rights and ensuring impactful corporate governance reform. We are delighted to have him join the firm’s Executive Committee and know his wisdom and passion will best serve our firm and clients in his new role,” said BLB&G Partner Salvatore Graziano.

Hannah Ross, BLB&G Partner, said, “I am excited that Jeroen has joined the firm’s Executive Committee. He is innovative, forward-thinking, and dedicated to defending shareholders’ rights. We will all benefit from his insight, judgment, and unwavering commitment to our clients, firm, and core values.”

“I am looking forward to working with Jeroen on the firm’s Executive Committee,” said BLB&G Partner Jerry Silk. “Jeroen is a strategic thinker with exceptional judgment and I am confident that the firm and our clients will benefit from his service.”

New Executive Committee Member

Jeroen van Kwawegen

Jeroen van Kwawegen is the head of BLB&G’s corporate governance practice and oversees all breach of fiduciary duty litigation on behalf of shareholders against boards and senior executives. Jeroen also leads BLB&G’s work representing European institutional investors in shareholder litigation, including securities class actions. Over the course of his career, Jeroen has recovered more than $4 billion for investors, improved corporate governance practices at numerous companies, and vindicated fundamental shareholder voting and franchise rights.

Jeroen is continuously recognized for his legal accomplishments. Lawdragon named Jeroen one of “the 500 Leading Lawyers in America.” Legal 500 identified Jeroen as a “great trial lawyer.” Benchmark named Jeroen a “Litigation Star” and Law360 selected him as a “Legal MVP” in securities. The National Law Journal named Jeroen a “Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Trailblazer” and included him among the top 26 practitioners in the U.S. “who continue to make their mark in various aspects of legal work on the Plaintiffs’ side.”

Jeroen is a board member of Legal Services NYC—one of the largest legal aid organizations in the United States providing legal assistance to more than 100,000 New Yorkers every year, including immigrants, veterans, the elderly, and people with disabilities. Jeroen is also a member of the advisory board of the Institute for Law & Economics at the University of Pennsylvania, a joint initiative of the university’s Carley Law School, Wharton School, and Department of Economics. He is a frequent speaker at bar association and industry events on shareholder litigation and corporate governance related topics and publishes often on topics of interest to institutional investors.