Mentorship with Jeff Solomon, Cowen Inc.

- Online Zoom Conference



Online Zoom Conference

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Jeff Solomon
Chair & CEO at Cowen Inc.

Mr. Solomon is Cowen’s Chair and Chief Executive Officer. Previously, Mr. Solomon was President, after serving in the roles of Chief Operating Officer and Head of Investment Banking. Mr. Solomon joined Cowen Investment Management (formerly known as Ramius) when it was founded in 1994 and was the co-portfolio manager responsible for the development, management and oversight of the multi-strategy investment portfolio.

Currently, Mr. Solomon is Vice Chairman and an inaugural member of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee which provides advice and recommendations on Commission rules, regulations and policy matters related to small businesses, including smaller public companies. Mr. Solomon is a member of the American Securities Association. Previously, Mr. Solomon was a member of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation, an independent and nonpartisan 501(c)(3) research organization dedicated to improving the regulation of U.S. capital markets. He was also the co-chair of the Equity Capital Formation Task Force, a group of individuals from across the country’s startup and small-capitalization company ecosystems advocating for market structure reform to encourage job creation and growth.

Mr. Solomon graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1988 with a BA in Economics.

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David Hennes
Partner at Ropes & Gray

David, co-chair of both the firm’s corporate and securities litigation practice and investment banking industry group, is a partner resident in Ropes & Gray’s New York office. David has over 25 years of experience litigating a broad array of corporate disputes, with an emphasis on complex corporate litigation, securities cases, corporate-control disputes, and enforcement litigation. He regularly represents buyers, sellers, and financial advisors in all forms of litigation arising out of transactional matters, including breach of duty litigation, breach of contract and business tort cases, and post-closing disputes. He frequently handles complicated federal securities class actions and state law derivative actions, and advises Boards and Board Committees (including Special Litigation Committees) on their responses to these litigations. David has represented corporate and individual clients in all aspects of these matters at the trial and appellate levels in federal and state courts throughout the United States, as well as in non-public SEC, FINRA and state securities investigations.

David has been consistently recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading individual in General Commercial Litigation. The Legal 500 has named David as a ‘Leading Lawyer’ for M&A Litigation: Defense. In its 2019 edition, Chambers described David as “an outstanding lawyer who has excellent judgment, is responsive 24/7 and gives excellent, thoughtful and practical business-oriented advice.” He is also described as “smart and savvy,” and is praised for his “practical and commercial approach” to cases. Chambers noted David’s “ability to handle a wide range of corporate and white-collar criminal litigation,” with a “great ability to argue and convince regulators of his position.” Sources commend David for his “great balance between aggressive advocacy and the ability to close on a compromise” and fellow practitioners offer praise for his “judgment and strategic thinking.” Legal 500 calls him a “first-rate litigator” and “solution-oriented.” David has also been recognized by Benchmark: Litigation as a New York Litigation Star.

David is a frequent writer and commentator on important issues of corporate law and has authored chapters in several leading treatises, including a chapter entitled ‘Fiduciary Duty Litigation’ published in Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts and a chapter entitled ‘Parallel Civil Litigation: US Perspective’ published in Global Investigations Review’s ‘The Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigations.’


Please join YJP for another installment of our virtual Mentorship with Finance Leaders series.

We are excited to host Jeff Solomon, Chair and CEO of Cowen Inc. Cowen & Company is a leading investment bank and financial services company operating as a broker-dealer and through an investment management division. He is Vice Chairman and an inaugural member of the SEC’s Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee, a member of the American Securities Association, former member of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation, and former co-chair of the Equity Capital Formation Task Force.

Come with questions for Jeff and come ready to learn and connect!

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This session is complimentary for our Virtual, Professional, and Young Leadership level members.

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