Mr. Duchovny is a Special Counsel in the Office of Merger and Acquisitions of the Division of Corporation Finance of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. OM&A administers the Williams Act and the rules and regulations adopted thereunder. Mr. Duchovny reviews filings related to tender offers, beneficial ownership reporting, going private transactions and proxy contests, both on a domestic and cross-border setting. Mr. Duchovny also analyzes and responds to requests for no-action or exemptive relief and confidential treatment requests. Mr. Duchovny also analyzes and responds to inquiries from the general public as well as from other members of the staff of the SEC and works on the interpretation of existing rules and adoption of new rules. He has provided staff training and spoken to the ABA and to law school students. Prior to serving in OM&A, Mr. Duchovny worked in the Office of Electronics and Machinery of the Division of Corporation Finance as an examiner of registration statements, proxy statements, and periodic reports, among other things. Mr. Duchovny has also worked as an auditor and a legal and financial consultant at a Big Four accounting firm. B.S., University of Maryland; J.D., Georgetown.