Jeff Hirschberg is Vice Chairman of The Northeast Maglev, LLC (TNEM). Mr. Hirschberg’s career includes thirty-five years of senior executive management, strategic advice, crisis management, government affairs and parallel proceedings, including representing organizations and individuals before the Administration, as well as Congressional oversight committees. He has extensive experience in internal control, strategic risk management and corporate governance.
From 1987 to 1999, Mr. Hirschberg held a number of positions at Ernst & Young, including vice chairman for government affairs/public policy and legal partner. He also worked as associate general counsel and special counsel in the office of the chairman.
While at Ernst & Young, Mr. Hirschberg founded and managed the firm’s National Government Relations Department and expanded focus into the international arena, and ultimately established an international public policy practice. He managed aspects of international economic development activities, including spending a portion of two and a half years in the People’s Republic of China facilitating the negotiation of market access proposal for inclusion in the U.S.-China bilateral WTO negotiations. He also worked on U.S.-Russia economic development issues. Mr. Hirschberg helped managed the firm’s position on securities litigation. He developed the strategy that successfully defeated Proposition 211 ballot initiative in California. He also helped form the Foreign Investment Advisory Council (FAIC) for Ukraine with former President Kuchma.
Prior to Ernst & Young, Mr. Hirschberg worked at the Department of Justice in a number of positions , including senior trial attorney in the fraud section (foreign payments), deputy chief of special litigation section criminal division (national security) and the special attorney to the deputy attorney general.
Mr. Hirschberg sits on a number of board of directors or board of trustees, including the Freedom House, U.S. Russia Center for Entrepreneurship, the U.S.-Russia Investment Fund (appointed by Former President Clinton) and the Broadcasting Board of Governors (appointed by Former President G. W. Bush).
Mr. Hirschberg has degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Marquette University Law School and is a member of the Bar Association.