Simon Lorne is currently Chairman of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) and has served in a wide variety of public sector, academic and private sector positions during the course of his career. In the public sector, he was most notably General Counsel of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, that agency’s principal legal position, with responsibilities that included advising the Commission on all matters that came before it. He served in that role from 1993 to 1996 under Chairman Arthur Levitt.
Simon is currently an adjunct professor at the New York University Law School and the NYU Stern School of Business. He has previously served as co-director of the Stanford Law School of Director’s College from 2000 to 2016, as well as positions on the faculties at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the University of Southern California Law School.
In the private sector, Simon is currently the Vice Chairman and Chief Legal Officer of Millennium Management LLC, a hedge fund manager responsible for over $34 billion in assets under management, with offices throughout the world. He has held that position since 2004. Prior to joining Millennium, he was a partner in the Los Angeles-based law firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP (1972-93 and 1999-2004); the global head of internal audit at Salomon Brothers (now a unit of Citigroup) (1996-8); and the global head of Compliance at Citigroup (1998-9). He also serves on the Board of Directors and chairs the audit committee of Teledyne Technologies, Inc. In 2013 he was named by the (US) National Association of Corporate Directors as one of the 100 most influential corporate directors in the United States.
He has authored two books (Acquisitions and Mergers: Negotiated and Contested Transactions, and A Director’s Handbook of Cases), three practitioner-oriented monographs and a number of articles in law reviews, magazines, and other publications. He is a frequent speaker at academic and industry symposia dealing with issues in the areas of securities regulation, securities law more broadly, and internal controls.
Simon is a graduate of Occidental College, with an AB (cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa), and the University of Michigan Law School (JD, magna cum laude).
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