Jeffrey Golden is chairman of the P.R.I.M.E. Finance Foundation in The Hague, and a member of the Foundation’s panel of recognised international market experts in finance, a governor and honorary fellow of the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he has also been a visiting professor in the law department (2010–2013), and a member of chambers at 3 Hare Court. He recently retired from international law firm Allen & Overy LLP, which he joined as a partner in 1994 after 15 years with the leading Wall Street practice of Cravath, Swaine & Moore. He was the founding partner of Allen & Overy’s US law practice and senior partner in the firm’s global derivatives practice and has broad experience of a wide range of capital markets matters, including swaps and derivatives, international equity and debt offerings, US private placements and listings and mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures. He has acted extensively for the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, was a principal author of ISDA’s master agreements and has acted as an arbitrator and appeared as an expert witness in several high-profile derivatives cases.
Professor Golden has served on the Financial Stability Board’s market participants group for reforming interest rate benchmarks, the American Bar Association’s working group on the rule of law and economic development (chair), the Financial Markets Law Committee’s working groups on amicus briefs, emergency powers legislation and Enron v. TXU (chair), the Financial Law Panel’s working groups on agency dealings by fund managers and other intermediaries and building societies legislation, the Federal Trust’s working group on European securities regulation and the European Commission’s study group, the City of London joint working group and ISDA task forces on the legal aspects of monetary union. He is immediate past chair of the Society of English and American Lawyers (SEAL), a former chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law, a member of the ABA House of Delegates, an elected member of the American Law Institute, a life fellow (co-chair, international) of the American Bar Foundation and a trustee of the International Bar Association Foundation.