Please join us for a primer on the new JOBS Act. Our panel of senior capital markets lawyers and former SEC officials review the legislation and its likely impact on capital markets practices. We expect the new law will significantly impact a wide range of capital markets practices, including the ways in which both public and private offerings are marketed, disclosure requirements in connection with IPOs and ongoing reporting by "emerging growth companies," crowdfunding, confidential submission of IPO registration statements, changes to the Exchange Act that will make it easier for companies to stay private longer, and changes to investment banking research practices, among many others.
Blaise Brennan is an of counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is a member of the firm's Corporate Transactions practice group and its Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance practice group. Mr. Brennan represents U.S. and non-U.S. companies, private equity sponsors and investment banks in connection with a wide variety of transactions, including IPOs and other equity offerings, private placements (including PIPEs), rights offerings, high yield debt offerings, bank financing transactions, private note issuances, equity self-tender offers and going-private transactions, debt tender offers and consent solicitations, acquisitions and divestitures. Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Mr. Brennan served on the executive staff at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from 2009 through 2011 as counsel to Commissioners Kathleen L. Casey and Daniel M. Gallagher. Mr. Brennan advised primarily on regulatory recommendations from the Division of Corporation Finance, including implementation of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, working closely with the Division's leadership and staff on these matters.
Andrew Fabens is a partner in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He practices in the firm's Corporate Transactions and Securities Practice Groups. Mr. Fabens advises companies on long-term and strategic capital planning, representing issuers and underwriters in public and private corporate finance transactions, both in the United States and internationally. His experience encompasses initial public offerings, follow-on equity offerings, investment grade, high-yield and convertible debt offerings and offerings of preferred, hybrid and derivative securities. In addition, he regularly advises companies and investment banks on corporate and securities law issues, including M&A financing, spin-off transactions, liability management programs, disclosure and reporting obligations under U.S. federal securities laws, corporate governance issues and stock exchange listing obligations.
Brian J. Lane:
Brian Lane, is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is a corporate securities lawyer with extensive expertise in a wide range of SEC issues. He counsels companies on the most sophisticated corporate governance and regulatory issues under the federal securities laws. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Lane ended a 16 year career with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") as the Director of the Division of Corporate Finance where he supervised over 300 attorneys and accountants in all matters related to disclosure and accounting by public companies (e.g. M&A, capital raising, disclosure in periodic reports and proxy statements).
Stewart L. McDowell:
Stewart L. McDowell is a partner in the San Francisco office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. She is a member of the firm's Corporate Transactions Department and is Co-Chair of the firm's Capital Markets Practice. Ms. McDowell's practice involves the representation of business organizations as to capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and general corporate matters. She represents both underwriters and issuers in a broad range of both debt and equity securities offerings. She also represents both buyers and sellers in connection with U.S. and cross-border mergers, acquisitions and strategic investments.
Glenn Pollner is a partner in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is a member of the Corporate Transactions Practice. Mr. Pollner regularly represents issuers, investment banks and investors in public and private debt and equity capital markets transactions, including securities offerings, tender offers, exchange offers, consent solicitations and restructuring transactions. Mr. Pollner also advises issuers, investment banks and investors on corporate and securities law issues generally, including disclosure and reporting obligations under U.S. federal securities laws, corporate governance issues, issues arising under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, state corporate law issues, listed company obligations under stock exchange rules, and in connection with mergers and acquisitions and other strategic transactions.
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