Lyuba Goltser


Lyuba Goltser
Lyuba Goltser is Co-Head of Weil’s Public Company Advisory Group and founding member of Weil’s Sustainability and ESG Advisory Group. Lyuba has deep expertise in counseling public and private companies and not-for-profit corporations, as well as their boards of directors and independent board committees, in complex governance, disclosure and compliance matters.

Lyuba advises on a breadth of company governance and compliance issues, including fiduciary duties, director independence, board and committee structure, risk oversight, ESG and sustainability matters, securities law compliance, executive compensation and other employment matters, board leadership structures, shareholder proposals, shareholder engagement and the impact of evolving stakeholder concerns, and corporate governance “best practices.”  She also frequently advises on highly sensitive matters that are often confidential in nature, including on internal investigations, leadership transitions, related party transactions and conflicts of interest, corporate culture, climate transition, cybersecurity, discrimination and harassment, and whistleblower protection.

Lyuba advises on ESG disclosures and related benchmarking on topics such as emissions and climate strategy, cybersecurity, diversity, equity and inclusion, human rights and product and workplace safety matters. She works with boards and senior management teams on strategic matters relating to ESG and voluntary framework developments, and evolving shareholder and rating agency viewpoints.

Lyuba also has deep expertise in counseling clients on a full range of corporate governance and compliance in M&A, capital markets and corporate restructuring transactions. She regularly advises on SEC regulations and governance issues faced by newly-listed public companies and companies preparing to go public.

Lyuba is an elected Fellow of the American College of Governance Counsel. She was named among the 2023 “Notable Women in Law” by Crain’s New York Business, and “Corporate Governance Lawyer of the Year” at Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Americas 2022 Women in Business Law Awards. Lyuba is recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” for M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Corporate Governance by Legal 500 US, where clients note she is “a brilliant and thoughtful lawyer with tremendous dedication to her clients and their projects. She has a wealth of knowledge in the area of public company governance.” She was also named “Best in Corporate Governance” at Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Americas 2020 Women in Business Law Awards and is recognized as an expert in Corporate Governance by Expert Guides’ “Women in Business Law.” She was ranked fifth in the 2021 “Top Female M&A Lawyers in North America” by MergerLinks. Lyuba was also named among Law360’s 2015 “Rising Star” for Capital Markets.

Lyuba frequently writes and speaks on legal developments affecting public companies and is a regular contributor to Weil’s Governance & Securities Watch (blog). In 2023, Lyuba was selected among the winners of Corporate Counsel’s Women, Influence & Power in Law Awards for “Law Firm Thought Leadership.” She is a member of the Society for Corporate Governance, where she speaks on issues affecting public companies and boards of directors. Lyuba recently spoke at the Conference Board’s panel “ESG Commitments in Practice: Guardrails for Managing Risks Around Development, Implementation, Disclosure & Withdrawal.” She co-authored “Fiduciary Duties in Uncertain Times” for Columbia Law School’s Millstein Center for which she received the 2018 Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing.

Lyuba is also an expert in Not-For-Profit governance. She is involved with the Firm’s representation of numerous pro bono clients. Lyuba was recognized by Legal Services NYC as one of the “Top 25 Pro Bono Advocates of 2015.” She is one of the leaders of the Firm’s representation of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and Global Citizen. Lyuba also serves on the Advisory Board of BCRF. She is co-head of the Firm’s New York Women@Weil affinity group and a member of the Firm’s Hiring Committee and Diversity Committee.

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