Joel S. Klaperman

Joel Klaperman advises companies, boards of directors and audit, governance and compensation committees on corporate governance, disclosure obligations, fiduciary duties and compliance matters. He also advises clients in structuring and negotiating strategic business transactions. Mr. Klaperman has extensive experience in public and private domestic and international offerings of securities, including initial public offerings, high yield and investment grade debt offerings, structured financings, and securities offerings linked to equity and credit derivatives. He is regular or designated issuers’ or underwriters’ counsel for numerous industrial companies, including companies in the energy, utility, transportation, telecommunications, technology and retail industries. He has also developed numerous new financial services and products, and advises issuers, underwriters, traders and investors such as hedge funds in regard to such financial products.

Mr. Klaperman served as counsel to the White House Office of Telecommunications Policy from 1971 through 1973. In 1972, he served as a member of the United States Delegation to UNESCO. He became a partner of Shearman & Sterling in 1983, led the firm’s Global Capital Markets Group from 2000 through 2003 and chaired the firm’s Audit Committee from 2007-2011.

He is recognized among the leading capital markets lawyers in the world by The Legal Media Guide to The World’s Leading Capital Markets Lawyers.

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Areas of Practice 1) Corporate Governance, 2) Capital Markets, 3) Financial Institutions Advisory & Financial Regulatory, 4) Dodd-Frank, 5) UK and 6) EU & Other Regulatory Reforms
Law School Harvard Law School, (J.D., 1971)
Education Columbia University (B.A., 1967)
Most recent firm Shearman & Sterling LLP
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