Jack H. Nusbaum

In Memoriam, 1940 - 2021

Headshot photo of Jack H. Nusbaum

Jack was an Independent Director on Cowen’s Board of Directors, serving since November 2009. He was a trusted advisor and a good friend to all of us at Cowen—a member of our family.

Jack was a Senior Partner of the New York law firm of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, serving as the firm’s Chairman from 1987 through 2009 and a partner in that firm for 50 years. Over the past 11 years, Jack was on our board and contributed extensive legal and corporate governance expertise.

More than that, his wise counsel, intuitive insights, and moral compass helped make us a better organization over the past decade. Jack was a mentor, and we will miss his positivity, candor, and larger-than-life presence more than we can express.

Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with Jack’s family, friends, and colleagues at this sad time.