Patrick S. McGurn
Special Counsel Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc.
Patrick S. McGurn is Special Counsel at RiskMetrics Group (RMG). As the recognized standard in financial risk management, RMG has earned the trust and respect of over 2,300 institutional investor clients, including a broad range of investment managers, advisory and private wealth managers, mutual fund complexes, hedge funds and pension funds.
RMG’s ISS Governance Services unit (ISS) is the world’s leading provider of proxy voting services and corporate governance research. It recommends votes on ballot issues for more than 40,000 shareholder meetings across 115 markets around the globe.
Prior to joining RMG/ISS in 1996, Pat was director of the Corporate Governance Service at the Investor Responsibility Research Center (IRRC), a not-for-profit firm that provided governance research to investors. He also served as a private attorney, a congressional staff member and a department head at the Republican National Committee. He is a graduate of Duke University and the Georgetown University Law Center. He is a member of the bar in California, the District of Columbia, Maryland and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Pat serves on the Advisory Board of the National Association of Corporate Directors and was a member of the NACD’s 2001 Blue Ribbon Commission on Board Evaluations.