Former Steve Madden CEO Joins Law Firm

Jamieson Karson, former CEO and chairman of Steven Madden Ltd., has joined the New York office of McCarter & English LLP, the firm announced on Monday.

“[Karson] has established himself as a leader in the retail space, and the depth of his experience will be instrumental in helping us provide specialized knowledge that should prove invaluable to our growing list of retail clients,” Stephen Fields, head of the McCarter & English New York office, said in a statement.

While at Steve Madden, Karson was named one of the top 10 retail CEOs in 2008 by HVS, a global consulting firm. In his new role, he will focus on general corporate matters and corporate governance at the firm, the company said.

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