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 Broc Romanek, John Jenkins, Liz Dunshee and Dave Lynn; the Associate Editors are Linda DeMelis, Susan Reilly, Julie Hoffman and Julie Kim; who are assisted by others at Executive Press. We also have an informal advisory board, which provides additional expertise and wisdom to assist us to develop our community.

Broc Romanek is Editor of TheCorporateCounsel.net, CompensationStandards.com, DealLawyers.com and CorporateAffairs.tv - as well as two print newsletters, Deal Lawyers and the Corporate Governance Advisor. Before that, Broc was founder and editor of RealCorporateLawyer.com, served as Assistant General Counsel at a Fortune 50 company, was in the Office of Chief Counsel of the SEC's Division of Corporation Finance, acted as Counselor to former SEC Commissioner Unger and was in private practice. Broc frequently writes and speaks about corporate and securities law; he used to teach a MBA corporate governance class, as well as a securities law class, at George Mason University - and used to serve on the Advisory Council for the SEC Historical Society. He also is a former two-term National Board for the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals and has served as President of the Society's Mid-Atlantic Chapter four different times (he has served on that chapter's advisory board for 20 years). He also has served as Chair of the Association of Corporate Counsel's Corporate & Securities Law Committee. Broc is a member of the Maryland, DC (inactive) and Supreme Court bars.

Broc also serves as producer & host of "Big Legal Minds," a podcast series filled with the latest news - and interviews of the most interesting people - in the corporate & securities law/corporate governance community.

John Jenkins is Editor of TheCorporateCounsel.net, CompensationStandards.com, DealLawyers.com and the Deal Lawyers print newsletter. 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.

Liz Dunshee is Editor of TheCorporateCounsel.net, CompensationStandards.com and DealLawyers.com. 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 has also served for several years on the advisory board 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.

Dave Lynn is a Partner in the Washington D.C. Office of Jenner & Block. Mr. Lynn is also 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.

Julie Hoffman began her career with the Division of Corporation Finance at the SEC, where she co-authored several rulemaking initiatives, including the Aircraft Carrier proposal. After leaving the SEC, she went into private practice with Latham & Watkins, focusing on public offerings of debt and equity securities, tender offers and general Exchange Act disclosure compliance. Most recently, Julie was in private practice with Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, where she continued to specialize in advising companies with respect to the '33 Act and the '34, as well as Sarbanes-Oxley.

Linda DeMelis has nearly 20 years experience working with emerging growth companies and smaller public companies. She began her career as a corporate associate with Cooley Godward in Palo Alto, then spent 10 years as special counsel with Venture Law Group and Heller Ehrman in Menlo Park. Most recently, she was Senior Vice President with Onyx Stock Transfer, a privately-held stock transfer company.

Susan Reilly began her career as an associate at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where she spent eight years as a member of the firm's Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance practice group. While in private practice, she advised public company clients on a wide range of issues relating to periodic reporting, compliance, and corporate governance. Her work focused on counseling clients on SEC disclosure requirements, shareholder proposals, director independence matters, and board and committee responsibilities and procedures.

Julie Kim has extensive experience working on SEC disclosure and corporate governance matters. For almost 9 years, she served as in-house counsel at Time Warner, where she performed a broad range of legal work related to securities law matters, NYSE listing requirements and corporate governance. Prior to joining Time Warner, Julie spent over 6 years in the New York office of Winston & Strawn, where she worked on a variety of corporate matters, including securities offerings, M&A transactions and private equity investments.

John Feeney 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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