Boris Feldman Bio

 

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Description automatically generatedBoris Feldman specializes in securities litigation, mergers and acquisitions, and fiduciary duty and disclosure counselling. 

Boris has represented many of the leading technology companies:  Google, Facebook, Genentech, Netflix, Salesforce, LinkedIn, Snap, and Hewlett-Packard.  (For a complete list, click here). 

Boris has also represented legendary entrepreneurs:  Marc Andreessen, Marc Benioff, Herb Boyer, Sergey Brin, Vint Cerf, Carly Fiorina, Arthur Levinson, Larry Page, and Mark Zuckerberg.

Legal publications have been generous in their reviews.  Chambers USA awarded Board its Band One designation and described him as “a powerful securities lawyer” and a "clever strategist and outstanding litigator;  "He is considered to be ‘the complete analytical package,’ with interviewees describing him as ‘one of the best securities attorneys in the country because he interacts well across parties, will engage in a productive discussion and enable us to participate constructively on how the matter should proceed.’”   The American Lawyer selected Boris as one of the top 45 lawyers in the country under the age of 45.  The San Francisco Chronicle profiled him as one of the Top Ten Lawyers in the Bay Area. 

 

Boris has defended over 240 shareholder class actions, derivative suits, and merger challenges throughout the United States, on behalf of domestic and foreign issuers.  Boris has represented boards of directors in internal investigations and regularly represents companies and individuals in SEC enforcement proceedings.  A major part of his practice is advising public companies on fiduciary duty and disclosure issues.

 

Boris was born in South Bend, Indiana.  He attended Yale College on a National Merit Scholarship.  At Yale, he was President of the Yale Debate Association and Speaker of the Yale Political Union.  Boris graduated from Yale summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, with distinction in history.  Boris graduated from Yale Law School, where he served as Note & Topics Editor of The Yale Law Journal.  He was also the Director of Debating for Yale University while a law student.

 

After law school, Boris was a law clerk to Judge Abraham D. Sofaer (S.D.N.Y.).  He later served as Special Assistant to the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State, working on domestic and international legal matters.

 

Boris has been at Wilson Sonsini since 1986.  Previously, he was an associate at Arnold & Porter.

 

Boris has served on a variety of legal organizations, including the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law and the American Law Institute.  He has been outside counsel to Palo Alto Community Eruv.  

  

Boris has lectured at many law schools, including Berkeley, Harvard, Stanford, and Yale.  He has published extensively on litigation and securities law topics (articles here).