Jim Millstein is the co-chairman of Guggenheim Securities, the investment banking and capital markets business of Guggenheim Partners, a global investment and advisory firm. Prior to joining Guggenheim in 2018, Jim was the founder and chief executive officer at Millstein & Co., a financial advisory and public policy firm with offices in New York and Washington, D.C. Before founding Millstein & Co., Jim was the chief restructuring officer at the U.S. Department of the Treasury from 2009 to 2011. Prior to joining the Treasury, he served as managing director and global co-head of corporate restructuring at Lazard from 2000 to 2008. Before joining Lazard, Jim was partner and head of the corporate restructuring practice at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton. Jim splits his time between Washington, D.C. and South Kent, Connecticut with his family.
Jim is a lecturer in law at Columbia Law School, where he teaches a course on private capital, and an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University, where he has taught a course on the federal regulation of financial institutions; he is also a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and served as a commissioner on the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Commission to Study Reform of Chapter 11 and is a member of the board of the Land Trust Alliance. Jim received a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He holds an M.A. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley and graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in politics from Princeton University.
“I grew up next to the Marshlands Conservancy in Rye, New York, a several hundred acre preserve of open fields, forest and marshes that allowed me to wander in the woods with my childhood friends year-round. So, having chosen to live in Litchfield County later in life, I joined the board of Weantinoge out of a desire to ensure that my kids and generations of kids to come would have the same opportunity.”