Broadridge appoints ex-Uber Keir Gumbs as Chief Legal Officer

Rick Steves

He helped Uber transition to a public company, executing more than $18 billion in financing and M&A transactions, and helped build its ESG and corporate governance programs.

Broadridge Financial Solutions has named Keir Gumbs as its Chief Legal Officer to help lead Broadridge’s policy efforts and serve as the primary legal advisor for senior management and the Board of Directors.

Effective July 27, 2021, Mr. Gumbs will oversee the legal, compliance, and physical security teams for Broadridge and join the Broadridge Foundation Board, Risk Committee, and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) committee.

Keir Gumbs succeeds Adam Amsterdam, who will be retiring after nearly 30 years of leading Broadridge’s Legal function and step into a Senior Advisor role.

Tim Gokey, Broadridge’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “I want to thank Adam for 30 years of dedication and his unwavering commitment to developing a world-class legal function that has been vital to enabling Broadridge to operate in an increasingly complex and dynamic legal and regulatory landscape.

“As we continue to drive Broadridge’s evolution, I am excited to welcome Keir to Broadridge. His accomplishments and expertise in corporate governance are certain to be an asset to our company and our clients, and I am confident our leadership team will benefit from his impressive experience and vision.”

Keir Gumbs has provided thought leadership on Corporate Governance issues throughout the years. He joins Broadridge from Uber Technologies, where he served as Deputy Corporate Secretary and Deputy General Counsel, overseeing Uber’s Corporate Governance, Securities, ESG, Marketing, Payments, M&A, and Real Estate teams.

He helped Uber transition to a public company, executing more than $18 billion in financing and M&A transactions, and helped build its ESG and corporate governance programs.

Prior to Uber, he was a Partner at Covington & Burling LLP for many years, where he represented a cross-section of clients in governance, securities, and transactional matters.

Last not but least, Mr. Gumbs held positions with the Securities and Exchange Commission over six years, including serving as Counsel to SEC Commissioner Roel Campos from 2004 to 2005, but stayed at the SEC for six years.

There, he advised the Commissioner on all proposed Commission actions, including the institution of administrative proceedings and civil actions, settlement negotiations, rulemakings, and amicus briefs. Duties included reviewing and advising the Commissioner on relevant staff memoranda, statutes, rules, current issues, developments and interpretive guidance on all areas of federal securities law, including matters relating to Investment Management, Enforcement, Corporation Finance and Market Regulation.

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