Jeremy Goldstein- An In-Depth Interview

Jeremy Goldstein is a leading partner for the exclusive law firm he helped found. The firm is committed to advising management team, CEOs, compensation committees and businesses with issues regarding corporate governance in matters regarding executive compensation rules. Below are some of the questions he was recently asked during an interview about his life’s work.


How Did The Idea For Your Law Firm Come About?


The idea to start the JLG Associates Law Firm came to fruition about 10 years ago. At that time, many government circles were obsessed with conflicts of interest in the matters of executive compensation. Because of this, Jeremy Goldstein saw many firms breaking off from their larger organizations to work on these matters. After seeing many lawyers having success breaking away from their law firms, he decided to take the plunge and branch off as well.


How Do You Stay Productive Each Day?


Goldstein is constantly advising his clients on how to make decisions based on their careers and their own pay. Those issues are very important to him and he takes them into consideration himself. With this type of work, there are no shortcuts to take. The negotiating, advising and drafting requires consistent dedication and 24-hour availability. In order to ensure his time remains productive, he limits the number of cases he accepts.


How Are Your Ideas Brought To Life?


In this line of business, Jeremy Goldstein is not completely surprised by any issues that arise anymore. If a truly new issue arises, it typically rhymes with something that he has seen in the past with a new twist to it. Mr. Goldstein has worked in the area of law for more than 20 years.


Who Is Jeremy Goldstein?


Prior to founding his firm, Mr. Goldstein was a top partner at a huge New York law firm. He had also been involved in big corporate transactions in the last 10 years, including the popular pending acquisition by Express Scripts of eviCore. He has degrees from the New York University School of Law, the University of Chicago and Cornell University.


As a chairperson for a business committee on the American Bar Association, he frequently speaks and writes about executive compensation issues on corporate governance and is a leading lawyer for the Chambers USA. Additionally, he is also a member of the board of directors at Fountain House. This organization is a charity that dedicates itself to recovering women and men who have been diagnosed with mental illnesses.


Connect with Jeremy Goldstein on LinkedIn.