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Following the long-standing tradition of The Corporate Counsel and The Corporate Executive, TheCorporateCounsel.net is an educational service that provides practical guidance on legal issues involving corporate and securities regulation and corporate governance practices - as well as many other areas impacting today's corporate practitioner. The Editors are Liz Dunshee, John Jenkins, and Dave Lynn, assisted by others on the CCRcorp team. We also have an informal advisory board, which provides additional expertise and wisdom to assist us to develop our community. Learn More About Our Founding.

John Jenkins is Managing Editor of TheCorporateCounsel.net, CompensationStandards.com, DealLawyers.com and The Corporate Counsel and Deal Lawyers print newsletters. For over 35 years, he advised clients on capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate matters as a partner in the Cleveland office of Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP.  He frequently writes and speaks about corporate and securities law, and previously served as an adjunct faculty member at The Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University, where he taught a course in mergers and acquisitions law for a decade.

John can be reached at john@thecorporatecounsel.net. You can also follow John on Twitter.

Liz Dunshee is a partner in Fredrikson & Byron's Minneapolis office. Liz is also a Senior Editor for TheCorporateCounsel.net, CompensationStandards.com and DealLawyers.com, as well as The Corporate Counsel, The Corporate Executive and Deal Lawyers print newsletters, and served as Managing Editor for three years until December 2022. Liz counsels public companies on investor communications and engagement, SEC and exchange-based disclosure requirements, listing standards, trading policies and plans, and employee compliance training, and co-chairs Fredrikson's public companies practice group.

Liz is a Chapter Officer for the Twin Cities Chapter of the Society for Corporate Governance and co-chaired the American Bar Association's task force on director misconduct. During law school, she interned for the Honorable Randy Holland of the Delaware Supreme Court. Liz is a frequent author and speaker on securities and corporate law topics, with articles appearing in publications such as Business Law Today, The Corporate Board and The Corporate Governance Advisor.

Liz can be reached at liz@thecorporatecounsel.net. You can also follow Liz on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Dave Lynn is a partner in Goodwin's Capital Markets group and chair of the Public Company Advisory practice. Dave is also a Senior Editor of TheCorporateCounsel.net, CompensationStandards.com, and The Corporate Executive, and is the co-author of The Executive Compensation Disclosure Treatise and Reporting Guide. His practice is focused on advising a wide range of clients on SEC matters, securities transactions and corporate governance. Dave was the Chief Counsel of the SEC's Division of Corporation Finance from 2003 to 2007, where he led the rulemaking team that drafted sweeping revisions to the SEC's executive compensation and related party disclosure rules. Dave initially served on the SEC Staff from 1995-2000 as an Attorney-Advisor and subsequently a Special Counsel in the Division of Corporation Finance. While in private practice from 2000 to 2003, he advised clients on SEC investigations, securities transactions, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. Dave also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches a course on exempt securities offerings.

Dave can be reached at dlynn@goodwinlaw.com. You can also follow Dave on LinkedIn.

Julie Gonzales is the Associate Editor for TheCorporateCounsel.net, CompensationStandards.com, DealLawyers.com and other CCRcorp resources. Prior to joining CCRcorp, Julie spent 16 years at a publicly traded company in the oil & gas services space, most recently as the Stock Plan Administrator, Corporate & Securities Paralegal and Assistant Corporate Secretary. Julie's career has included experience working closely with in-house and outside counsel on a variety of issues - including employment, litigation, securities and corporate governance matters.

Julie can be reached at jgonzales@ccrcorp.com.

Meredith Ervine is an Editor of TheCorporateCounsel.net, CompensationStandards.com and DealLawyers.com. Most recently, Meredith was a partner at Honigman LLP, serving as co-chair of the Public Company, Securities and Governance practice where she counseled publicly traded companies headquartered across the U.S. Meredith began her career in 2008 in the New York office of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. Meredith was named a Best Lawyer in America (2023) in the areas of Corporate Governance Law and Securities/Capital Markets Law.

Meredith can be reached at mervine@ccrcorp.com.

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