Mr Golden is the most senior Davis Polk partner and for nine years was a member of our Management Committee. He is also the senior independent member of the Board of Directors of Emerson Electric, where he sits on the Executive and Finance Committees and chaired the Corporate Governance Committee. He regularly represents large multinational companies with respect to consensual and contested acquisition-related transactions, advises clients on corporate governance, shareholder activism and defensive matters, and is the senior partner in the firm’s practice in competition and antitrust matters. He acted as one of the two lead negotiators for the US tobacco industry in the effort to resolve, through legislation and settlements, the legal issues facing that industry.
Mr Golden joined the firm in 1969 and become a partner in 1978. He received his BS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1966 and his JD from New York University School of Law in 1969.