Lori Zyskowski is a partner in Gibson Dunn’s New York office. She is a member of the Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance Practice Group. Ms. Zyskowski advises clients on securities disclosure and compliance issues, corporate governance and executive compensation best practices, and shareholder engagement and activism matters.
Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, she was an in-house corporate lawyer at General Electric. As Executive Counsel, Corporate, Securities & Finance, Ms. Zyskowski advised GE’s board of directors and senior management on corporate governance and securities law issues. She was responsible for outreach to institutional investors on governance and executive compensation issues and overseeing the company’s response to shareholder proposals. She oversaw the company’s periodic reporting, registered offerings, proxy statement and other SEC and NYSE filings. Ms. Zyskowski also advised on mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and financial services regulatory matters.
Before that, Ms. Zyskowski was Corporate and Securities Counsel and Assistant Secretary at Pitney Bowes from 2006 to 2009. In that capacity, she served as the Secretary of the Audit Committee and Counsel to the Executive Compensation Committee of Pitney Bowes’ board of directors. She also managed the securities governance department, which oversaw director and officer ownership reporting and subsidiary management.
From 2002 to 2005, she served as the Assistant General Counsel, Securities, at MeadWestvaco. Following the adoption of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, she was responsible for designing and implementing the new corporate governance processes under the NYSE corporate governance listing standards for MeadWestvaco.
Ms. Zyskowski is a frequent speaker on governance, proxy and securities disclosure panels and is very active in the corporate governance community. She is a member of the board of directors of the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals and served as Secretary to the board from 2011 to 2013.
She graduated from Columbia University School of Law in 1996 and was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Ms. Zyskowski received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University.