Boris Feldman specializes in securities litigation and federal appellate work. He has defended more than 200 shareholder class actions, derivative suits, and merger challenges around the country, and has handled over 50 appeals in federal and state courts. Boris also represents audit committees and boards of directors in internal investigations and represents companies and individuals in SEC-enforcement proceedings around the country.
He regularly advises public companies on fiduciary duty and disclosure issues.During his 30 years in Silicon Valley, Boris has represented many of the leading companies in the technology world, including Google, Facebook, Genentech, Netflix, Salesforce, and Hewlett-Packard. In addition, the individuals he has represented comprise an honor roll of innovators and entrepreneurs, including Marc Andreessen, Carol Bartz, Eric Benhamou, Marc Benioff, Herb Boyer, Sergey Brin, Vint Cerf, John Doerr, Carly Fiorina, John Hennessy, Steve Jobs, Arthur Levinson, Ray Noorda, Larry Page, Ross Perot, Eric Schmidt, Al Shugart, Robert Swanson, and Mark Zuckerberg.
Boris has been at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto since 1986. Among other leadership roles, he has served as a member of its board of directors and chair of the firm’s Policy Committee.
Boris has served as a lawyer-representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, a member of the Ninth Circuit’s Lawyer Representative Coordinating Committee, and co-chair of the lawyer representatives to the Northern District of California. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute.
Boris also was a member of the six-person advisory committee established by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California to propose modifications of the Local Rules in light of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Boris testified before the Senate Banking Committee on the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act.
He was appointed to a blue ribbon panel to propose changes in the California shareholder laws and was a member of the Santa Clara County Superior Court Task Force on Complex Litigation.
From 1985 to 1986, Boris served as special assistant to the legal adviser at the U.S. Department of State. Prior to that, he had spent four years as an associate at Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C. He was a law clerk to Judge Abraham D. Sofaer in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York from 1980 to 1981.
- J.D., Yale Law School, 1980
- B.A., History, Yale College, 1977
ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:
- Member, The American Law Institute
- Member, Board of Advisors, Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law
- Member, International Advisory Board, Israel Securities Authority
- Bar of the District of Columbia
- State Bar of California
- Supreme Court of California
- Delaware Court of Chancery
- Various U.S. District Courts
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, Federal, Third, Seventh, Ninth, and
- Tenth Circuits
- U.S. Supreme Court
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