Joel A. Feuer is Executive Director of the Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law and Professor from Practice.
Professor Feuer was a partner at Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher LLP from 1989 through 2014. He handled a broad range of complex business law matters and counseled corporations and their directors and officers on corporate governance matters and transactions. He served as co-chair of the litigation department for Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher's Los Angeles and Century City offices and as one of the leaders of the firm's securities litigation practice group. He was also a member of the firm's Office of General Counsel.
Professor Feuer graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree from Pomona College in 1976. He then attended University College, Oxford, and received a first-class honours degree in politics, philosophy and economics. Professor Feuer earned his J.D. degree from the UC Berkeley School of Law, where he served as the Supreme Court editor of the California Law Review. Following law school, he joined Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher. From April 1983 until September 1984, he served as the first law clerk to United States District Court Judge Pamela Rymer.
The Lowell Milken Institute was established in 2011 with a $10 million gift from UCLA School of Law alumnus Lowell Milken '73, UCLA Law's 2009 Public Service Alumnus of the Year and a leading philanthropist and pioneer in education reform. The institute influences the field of business law and policy through innovative research, targeted policy analysis and sophisticated training that prepares UCLA School of Law students to become leaders in an entrepreneurial economy.