Boris Feldman Bio

 

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Boris Feldman is a securities lawyer.  He is Head of the U.S. Technology Practice at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and a cofounder of its Silicon Valley Office.  Boris represents companies and their directors and officers in:

·   Shareholder class actions and derivative lawsuits

·   M&A litigation

·   Internal investigations

·   SEC enforcement proceedings

Boris has represented many of the leading technology and life-sciences companies in the world, including  Google, Genentech, Salesforce, and Snap.  (For a complete list, click here). 

Boris has also represented some of the leading entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, including Marc Andreessen, Marc Benioff, Herb Boyer, Sergey Brin, Vint Cerf, Carly Fiorina, Art Levinson, Larry Page, and Mark Zuckerberg.

Chambers USA has ranked Boris as Band One for securities litigation for years.  In the recent 2021 edition, Chambers ranked him as a “Star Individual” in securities litigation (one of just two in California and five in the United States).  The Legal 500 recently ranked Boris as a “Leading Lawyer” nationally in securities litigation.  Earlier in his career, 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 250 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.  He 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.  Boris graduated from Yale summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, with distinction in history.  At Yale, he was President of the Yale Debate Association and Speaker of the Yale Political Union. Boris graduated from Yale Law School, where he served as Note & Topics Editor of The Yale Law Journal.  He was 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 was previously a partner at Wilson Sonsini and before that 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).