Find Lawyers in Seattle, Washington for Corporate Governance Law
Andrew Bor, a partner in the firm’s Business practice, has over 30 years of experience providing counsel in the areas of corporate governance and securities regulation, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and strategic divestitures and spin-offs. He also handles significant strategic assignments for a number of public companies, boards of directors and special committees, including advising on relationships with activist shareholders, proxy contests, evaluating strategic alterna...
Stewart Landefeld, partner and Chair of the firm's Business practice, has 30 years of experience counseling companies and boards in the areas of corporate governance, securities compliance, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, private equity investments and venture capital. Stewart has provided corporate governance and other general corporate counsel to dozens of leading companies, including Microsoft Corporation, Costco Wholesale Corporation, T-Mobile, PetSmart Inc., Orbitz (Audit Com...
Dave Taylor has 25 years of experience as a trial lawyer and litigator. Companies and management regularly retain Dave to lead their defense in high-stakes litigation and investigations, including False Claims Act litigation, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement matters, securities and corporate governance litigation, corporate white collar criminal matters, commercial disputes, and civil fraud and Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO) actions. Dave's recent suc...
Brian Kim is an associate in Stoel Rives’ Corporate group, where he counsels his clients in buy-side and sell-side deal negotiation and structuring through closing for middle market mergers and acquisitions. Although Brian works with clients across a variety of industries, he has significant M&A experience in deals involving the dental and other healthcare fields, as well as the food and agribusiness industry. Brian also assists business clients on general corporate matters includin...
Corporate Governance Law Definition
In the wake of disasters such as Enron and WorldCom, it is more important than ever to ensure companies have the right checks and balances in place to avoid wholesale fraud or abuse of office. The roles of boards of directors, board committees, individual directors, and executive officers have always been challenging. Congress, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the stock exchanges have expanded materially the responsibilities of directors and executive officers of public companies and imposed upon them significant potential liabilities.
For all of these reasons, it is important for companies to find excellent corporate governance counsel to represent the company and its board of directors and committees. Corporate governance lawyers should have extensive experience in advising boards of directors, board committees, and executive officers as the boards perform their duties in all types of situations, both extraordinary and routine. These boards and committees need attorneys who are thoroughly versed in traditional corporate fiduciary standards, as well as in the extensive and ever-changing body of legislation, regulation, and listing standards that both define and shape the responsibilities of directors and officers of companies.
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