Patrick McGurn is Special Counsel and the Head of Strategic Research and Analysis at ISS. Considered by industry constituents to be one of the leading experts on corporate governance issues, he plays an integral role in ISS’s policy development process and thought-leadership initiatives.
As a respected authority on corporate governance issues, Pat is active on the nationwide speaking circuit with appearances before a variety of groups, including the Milken Institute, the Council of Institutional Investors, American Bar Association, New York Stock Exchange, National Directors’ Institute, the International Corporate Governance Network, and others. Pat is also a frequent commentator who is regularly featured in business and industry publications, including the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Reuters, New York Times, and Pensions & Investments, among others.
Prior to joining ISS in 1996, Pat was director of the Corporate Governance Service at the Investor Responsibility Research Center, a not-for-profit firm that provided governance research to institutional investors. He also served as a private attorney, a congressional staff member and a department head at the Republican National Committee. He is a member of the bar in California, the District of Columbia, Maryland, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Pat serves on the advisory board of the University of Delaware’s Weinberg Corporate Governance Center and editorial advisory board of Directors & Boards magazine. He is a former member of the Council of Institutional Investors’ Markets Advisory Council.
Pat is a graduate of Duke University and the Georgetown University Law Center.