Simon M. Lorne
Vice Chairman & Chief Legal Officer, Millennium Management LLC
Simon M. Lorne is vice chairman and chief legal officer of Millennium Management LLC, a multi-strategy New York-based hedge fund manager, with primary responsibility for the development, enhancement and oversight of the internal control environment as well as preparation for and attention to the evolving regulatory environment for hedge funds.
Prior to joining Millennium, he was at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, Los Angeles, from 1970 to 1993 and again from 1999 to 2004, serving as partner from 1972. Mr. Simon Lorne's private law practice focused on corporate governance issues, particularly special committee and audit committee reviews and examinations and corporate transactions (mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance, etc.) more broadly.
From 1993 to 1996 he was general counsel of the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, serving as its principal legal officer. Between 1996 and 1999 Mr. Simon Lorne was a managing director, Salomon Brothers and Salomon Smith Barney, New York (now Citigroup Global Markets, Inc.) and held a series of positions within what is today known as Citigroup.
Mr. Simon Lorne received a J.D. (magna cum laude) from the University of Michigan Law School and an A.B. (cum laude) from Occidental College, Los Angeles, California. He is the author of one multi-volume treatise (Acquisitions and Mergers: Negotiated and Contested Transactions in the West Securities Law Series), one handbook for corporate directors (A Director's Handbook of cases, published by CCH Incorporated) and a number of monographs and articles in the popular and legal press, the most recent of which is B.N.A., Tax and Accounting Portfolio 5402, Internal Controls: Sarbanes-Oxley and Beyond (Accounting Policy and Practice Series) (2006) (with Kathleen Smalley and Jeffrey L. Schultz). He is also a frequent speaker and lecturer, and has taught at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Southern California and the New York University law schools as well as the Stern School of Business at NYU. Since 1999, he has been co-director of Stanford Law School's Directors' College, the nation's premiere program for the education of corporate directors, and he currently serves as an independent director of two public companies.