Mr. Herbert F. Kozlov
Partner, Reed Smith
Herb's practice focuses upon corporate law, including public and private mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; corporate governance matters; private equity transactions; capital markets transactions; venture capital transactions; partnership matters; cross-border transactions; and representation of private and publicly owned companies.
Herb serves as outside general counsel for public and private companies and advises on a broad range of legal issues. He has served as a director of various companies. He has played an active role in advising companies in diverse fields, including information sciences; real estate finance; software; Fintech; communications; biomedical, nutrition and health care; chemical and plastics; advertising, marketing and promotions; and media and entertainment.
He also has extensive experience in corporate disputes and litigation; defending shareholder class action and derivative claims; conducting internal corporate investigations; and handling disputes among shareholders of closely held companies. Herb's diverse corporate practice has included hostile tender offer litigation, proxy contests, board-level disputes, partnership and contract disputes, and intellectual property litigation (through trial).
Herb has served on the Executive Committee of Reed Smith as well as on our Audit Committee and on our Strategy Committee. He is a leading lawyer in our Corporate Governance practice and currently chairs our global FinTech practice as well as our Legal Opinions committee.