Mr. Javdan was recently appointed to Governor Andrew Cuomo's 'Commission to Investigate Public Corruption' to examine potential corruption in NY state government, political campaigns and elections.
He has extensive knowledge in private equity investing, small business lending, sophisticated financial transactions, complex financial accounting and audit matters, health care law and multi-party international litigation.
Before A&M, Mr. Javdan served as General Counsel of the U.S. Small Business Administration. There, he worked closely with the White House and Office of Management and Budget Counsel, the U.S. Department of Justice, various U.S. attorneys, inspectors general, Government Accountability Office auditors and the general counsels of various cabinet departments. He supervised approximately 450 professionals in 70 offices and served as CEO of the legal department. He was also a Chief Ethics Officer for an independent federal financial agency with a $125 billion loan and $30 billion venture capital portfolio and worked diligently with the agency's CFO to obtain the agency's first clean financial audit in seven years.
Mr. Javdan has served as a member of the Acquisition Advisory Panel, which reviews and proposes changes to federal procurement laws, a position he was appointed to by the White House Director of Federal Procurement Policy. He was also a member of the board of directors of the New York State Banking Department, chosen by Governor George Pataki and confirmed unanimously by the New York State Senate. Previously, he served as Special Counsel to the New York State Senate on Holocaust and Health Care issues. He was later appointed by Governor Pataki to the Technical Advisory Committee on Individual Health Care policy.
Before joining the U.S. Small Business Administration, Mr. Javdan was an attorney with Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, where he primarily focused on health care, insurance, international financial institutions and litigation. There, he represented the Austrian Jewish community on Holocaust restitution matters, leading negotiating sessions with the U.S. State Department and Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and participated in complex, multi-party international litigation.
Mr. Javdan earned a bachelor's degree from Columbia University and a J.D. from Fordham Law School. He helped found and served as pro bono counsel to a number of charitable organizations, including the JED Foundation, a national organization dedicated to helping prevent suicide among college students and the Iranian American Jewish Federation. He is currently a trustee on the executive committee of the New York Citizens Budget Commission.