New Jersey Resources announced Interim General Counsel and Corporate Secretary Richard Reich has been promoted to senior vice president and general counsel. In this position, Reich is responsible for leading NJR’s legal department, developing and directing the corporate legal function and overseeing corporate compliance. He will also continue to serve in the corporate secretary role until a replacement is selected.
“Rich is an exceptional corporate attorney, who will serve our company well as senior vice president and general counsel,” said Steve Westhoven, president and CEO of New Jersey Resources. “Throughout his tenure at NJR, he’s proven himself to be a strong and capable leader and a valued member of our team. I am confident he will continue to play a key role in our success as we continue to grow our business, execute our sustainability strategy and meet our customers’ expectations.”
Reich joined NJR in 2006 as associate general counsel, where he focused on securities law and other corporate legal matters. In 2016, he was promoted to corporate secretary and assistant general counsel with responsibility for the oversight of the company’s corporate governance. He was named interim general counsel in May 2021.
Prior to NJR, he served as an associate attorney at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP and Troutman Sanders LLP, where he practiced in the areas of finance, securities and general corporate law.
Reich graduated magna cum laude from New York University with a bachelor of science degree in politics and received his juris doctor degree from New York University School of Law. He is a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel and the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals.
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