A legal executive with a diverse professional background, Art Gurwitz has spent eight years as Chief Operating Officer of Proskauer Rose LLP at the firm’s New York headquarters. Educated at Lehman College of the City University of New York, Art Gurwitz received his BS and is a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Gurwitz received his MBA from Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business.
Arthur Gurwitz entered the legal field after serving as General Manager and Vice President of Finance and Administration at Newsweek International in Tokyo, Japan. Returning to the U.S., Mr. Gurwitz served as Chief Financial Officer of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, and later as Executive Director of Dewey Ballantine LLP and Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. In 2005, he joined Proskauer, continuing to build upon his exceptional record as a legal administrator.
Since then, Art Gurwitz has run the International Executive Directors Forum, a worldwide law firm administrators organization; been a featured speaker and moderator at recent West LegalEdcenter COO & CFO and CFO/CIO/COO Forums; and advanced various business development and industry advocacy initiatives as a member of the Partnership for New York City and the Association of Legal Administrators. While he is highly active in his own community, Art Gurwitz also serves on the United States Board of Directors of Concern Worldwide, an organization dedicated to delivering relief aid to individuals and families in the poorest of countries worldwide. Additional information on Mr. Gurwitz and his background can be found at http://www.proskauer.com.