About TheCorporateCounsel.net

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 story.

Liz Dunshee is Managing Editor of TheCorporateCounsel.net, CompensationStandards.com and DealLawyers.com, as well as The Corporate Counsel, The Corporate Executive and Deal Lawyers print newsletters. Prior to joining TheCorporateCounsel.net, Liz was a Partner at Fredrikson & Byron in Minneapolis, where she counseled public companies on investor communications and engagement, SEC and exchange-based disclosure requirements, listing standards, trading policies and plans, and employee compliance training.

During her time at Fredrikson, Liz co-chaired the Corporate Governance and Executive Compensation practice areas, chaired and created curriculum for the women's leadership group, was a member of the hiring and attorney development committees, directed the summer associate program and supervised the business paralegals.

Liz is also 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 has a BA from the University of Northern Iowa and a JD from the University of Iowa.

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

John Jenkins is Senior Editor of TheCorporateCounsel.net, CompensationStandards.com, DealLawyers.com and The Corporate Counsel and Deal Lawyers print newsletters. He also is a Partner in the Cleveland office of Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP, where he advises clients on capital markets transactions and SEC compliance, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate matters. John also serves as a member of the firm's executive committee. 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.

Dave Lynn is a Partner in the Washington D.C. Office of Morrison & Foerster. Mr. Lynn is also 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. Mr. Lynn was the Chief Counsel of the SEC's Division of Corporation Finance from 2003-2007, where he led the rulemaking team that drafted sweeping revisions to the SEC’s executive compensation and related party disclosure rules. Mr. Lynn 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 2000-2003, he advised clients on SEC investigations, securities transactions, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. Mr. Lynn has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he taught a course in corporate governance.

Dave can be reached at dlynn@mofo.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.

Emily Sacks-Wilner is an Editor for TheCorporateCounsel.net, CompensationStandards.com, DealLawyers.com and other CCRcorp resources. Prior to joining CCRcorp, Emily was a senior corporate counsel at a fintech company, advising on corporate governance, SEC compliance and general corporate work.

Emily started her legal career at Sullivan & Cromwell, where her practice included M&A and securities matters. After Sullivan & Cromwell, Emily practiced at Fenwick & West, where she worked closely with public companies and pre-IPO companies on numerous equity offerings, periodic SEC filings, M&A and corporate governance matters. She also served as in-house M&A counsel for an S&P 500 company.

Emily can be reached at eswilner@ccrcorp.com.

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