Ari Gabinet, Former General Counsel for Oppenheimer Funds and Legal Expert at Brown University

Ari Gabinet is a lecturer in international and public affairs at Brown University. He has spent more than 30 years in the securities law field as a trial lawyer as well as most recently general counsel of Oppenheimer Funds a $250 billion mutual fund- his expertise in the field of securities litigation is unparalleled. Ari also plays the guitar and surfs- he is interesting and fun and a wealth of information!

Show notes

  • 02:38 – Breaking the notion to large mutual fund institutions when it comes to class action lawsuits


  • 06:27 – Ari’s previous role at SEC and how he got the job despite having no background on SEC practices


  • 16:45 – The need to be sensitive towards your clients in the investment management field


  • 22:00 – Ari’s transition from being a general counsel of a $250 billion fund to a lecturer in international and public affairs at Brown University


  • 26:49 – The importance of having team members that complement your strengths


  • 31:00 – Ari shares a glimpse of her relationship with her wife, Christina


  • 35:42 – Ari’s hobby of playing Jazz Guitar



Atara Twersky, is of counsel at AF&T.  Atara is also the best selling author of the children’s book series, Curlee Girlee, inspired by her own young  curly haired daughter and written for all curly girls in an effort to ensure they love themselves and their hair exactly as it is.  You can find out more about Atara here.  Listen to other podcast episodes Pension Trends Plus with Atara Twersky here  or wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts!