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, Dave Lynn and Lynn Jokela, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Lynn Jokela is Associate Editor of TheCorporateCounsel.net, CompensationStandards.com and DealLawyers.com.
Prior to joining TheCorporateCounsel.net, Lynn practiced for over 11 years in the Corporate Secretary group at a Dow 30 company, advising on corporate governance, SEC compliance, listing standards, proxy advisors, executive compensation and anything else that landed on her desk.
Lynn began her legal career with Fredrikson & Byron in Minneapolis, where her practice included mergers and acquisitions work and a wide range of other corporate & securities matters.
Lynn's knowledge is also informed by her many years of "pre-law" experience, working in Finance with a Fortune 10 company.
Lynn has a BS from Minnesota State Mankato, an MBA from University of Wisconsin - Madison and a JD from Mitchell Hamline School of Law.
is a Special Accounting Advisor for us. He is the Managing Director of M6i Corporation, an independent practice focused on the strategic initiatives of public & private entities. He's provided transactional & compliance expertise in SEC, US GAAP and IFRS issues to public companies for three decades. John has worked for KPMG and the SEC's Division of Corporation Finance. He's also been CAO of a $2 billion renewable energy company.
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