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Herbert F. Kozlov

Herbert F. Kozlov



  • New York University School of Law, J.D., Root-Tilden Scholar
  • Rutgers University, B.A., summa cum laude

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

  • New York
  • New Jersey

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York

Herb's practice focuses upon corporate law, including public and private mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; corporate governance matters; private equity transactions; capital markets transactions; venture capital transactions; partnership matters; cross-border transactions; and representation of private and publicly owned companies.

Herb serves as outside general counsel for public and private companies and advises on a broad range of legal issues. He has served as a director of various companies. He has played an active role in advising companies in diverse fields, including information sciences; real estate finance; software; Fintech; communications; biomedical, nutrition and health care; chemical and plastics; advertising, marketing and promotions; and media and entertainment.

He also has extensive experience in corporate disputes and litigation; defending shareholder class action and derivative claims; conducting internal corporate investigations; and handling disputes among shareholders of closely held companies. Herb's diverse corporate practice has included hostile tender offer litigation, proxy contests, board-level disputes, partnership and contract disputes, and intellectual property litigation (through trial).

Herb has served on the Executive Committee of Reed Smith as well as on our Audit Committee and on our Strategy Committee. He heads our Corporate Governance practice and serves as our Global Corporate Head.

Employment History

  • 2002 - Reed Smith, Partner; Member of Executive Committee, Audit Committee, Strategy Committee; Global Corporate Head
  • 1989 - Parker Duryee Rosoff & Haft (combined with Reed Smith in 2002)
    Senior Partner and Chairman, Corporate Law Department

Honors & Awards

  • 2006-2016, Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition has named Herb as a “Super Lawyer” for his Mergers & Acquisitions expertise.