Jeroen van Kwawegen is a leading U.S. shareholder lawyer. Jeroen is co-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 hundreds of millions of dollars for investors, improving corporate governance practices at numerous companies, and vindicating fundamental shareholder voting and franchise rights. Jeroen first-chaired trials in Columbia Pipeline Group appraisal (2018) and Dieckman v. Regency GP LLP (2019). He also led the litigation team in Starz Stockholder, resulting in the largest breach of fiduciary duty settlement in Delaware Chancery Court in 2018. Jeroen is widely recognized for his accomplishments, including by Lawdragon, which named Jeroen one of “500 Leading Lawyers” in the United States; The National Law Journal, which named Jeroen a “Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Trailblazer,” including 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;” Legal 500, which identified Jeroen as a leading practitioner in his field; and Law360, which named him a “Legal MVP.”
Jeroen is currently prosecuting a number of securities class actions, including Wells Fargo & Co., Logan v. Propetro Holding Corp., Synchrony Financial Corp., Symantec Corp., Qualcomm Inc., NVIDIA Corp., and DXC Technology Co. In addition, Jeroen is prosecuting breach of fiduciary duty actions in the FirstEnergy derivative action, Vaxart, Inc., Pivotal Software, Inc., BGC Partners, Inc., and Straight Path Communications.
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 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. Jeroen co-authored "Of Babies and Bathwater: Deterring Frivolous Stockholder Suits Without Closing the Courthouse Doors to Legitimate Claims" that was published in the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law (DJCL), Vol. 40, 2015.