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Martin Flumenbaum Joins the YIVO Board of Directors

Martin Flumenbaum Joins the YIVO Board of Directors

On May 26, 2010, Martin Flumenbaum officially joined the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research Board of Directors. A senior partner at the firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in the Litigation Department (which he chaired from 1999 to 2005), and a member of the firm's Management Committee, Martin Flumenbaum has achieved national recognition as both an outstanding litigator and corporate adviser. He regularly advises U.S. and international clients on a broad range of litigation issues, with an emphasis on securities, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, antitrust, and white-collar criminal matters. He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

A member of the board of directors and the executive committee of New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, a civil rights organization in New York, Mr. Flumenbaum has written a monthly column for The New York Law Journal, titled "Second Circuit Review," which discusses significant decisions and legal trends in the federal courts since 1985. He has lectured on attorney-client privilege and on corporate and individual sentencing guidelines. He is a member of Rodeph Sholom Temple in Manhattan, where he is on the Board of Directors.

Martin Flumenbaum's interest in YIVO began early, as a child of Holocaust survivors from Poland. "My father often did research at YIVO. Especially when he was writing a history in Yiddish about the destroyed Jewish community of his hometown—Zwolein, Poland—YIVO was there to help." His parents and their experiences as survivors helped him understand the importance of YIVO's work, and the need to continue the tradition of remembering, studying, and honoring previous generations as time goes on.

In January 2006, Mr. Flumenbaum's representation of Hollinger International and American International Group (AIG) was featured in a cover story in The American Lawyer, "The Life Savers," in which Paul, Weiss was selected as the best litigation firm in the United States for the period in which Mr. Flumenbaum chaired the department. In 2005, Mr. Flumenbaum was profiled by the National Law Journal for his work on Hollinger and other key cases, and featured in the publication's special feature, "Winning: 10 Profiles of Successful Strategies From Some of The Nation's Top Litigators."

Bruce Slovin, YIVO Chairman, welcomed Martin Flumenbaum to the YIVO Board. "His professional expertise, combined with his understanding of YIVO, will be invaluable."