David Donohoe is President of Donohoe Advisory Associates LLC, which specializes in advising public and private companies and law firms on stock exchange listing matters and related corporate governance issues. Since founding Donohoe Advisory in July 2004, Mr. Donohoe has represented hundreds of companies in stock exchange delisting hearings. He has also assisted many dozens of other issuers and law firms in connection with the structuring of financing and merger and acquisition transactions so as to comply with applicable stock exchange rules. Additionally, he has been instrumental in procuring stock exchange listings for a large number of companies and has assisted with the consummation of more than a dozen reverse mergers involving NASDAQ-listed companies.
Mr. Donohoe also currently serves as Managing Director - Investment Banking for ROTH Capital Partners, LLC (a FINRA member firm: www.ROTH.com), where he assists issuers in connection with equity and debt offerings and advises on merger and acquisition transactions and restructurings.
Prior to forming Donohoe Advisory, Mr. Donohoe served as Chief Counsel for the Listing Qualifications Department of The NASDAQ Stock Market. Over his nine year tenure, Mr. Donohoe successfully worked with hundreds of companies to resolve listing issues related to initial public offerings, mergers, acquisitions, financings, debt conversions and other corporate restructuring transactions. Mr. Donohoe joined NASDAQ in 1995 as Counsel for the Hearings Group and subsequently held several positions of increasing responsibility. From 1996 until his departure in June 2004, he was responsible for overseeing all NASDAQ delisting and initial listing hearings, during which time he personally conducted more than 1,500 hearings and oversaw a docket in excess of 4,000 companies.
Additionally, Mr. Donohoe served as liaison to the NASDAQ Listing and Hearing Review Council, a standing committee comprised of members of the business community, where he was responsible for developing and promulgating listing standards and associated policies. In that regard, Mr. Donohoe played a leading role in the NASDAQ corporate governance reform effort that followed the wave of corporate "meltdowns" that began with Enron, WorldCom and Adelphia Communications Corporation. He also worked to implement across-the-board increases in the quantitative listing standards for the NASDAQ National and SmallCap Markets.
Mr. Donohoe was employed by two New York Stock Exchange member firms from 1991 until 1995. From 1988 to 1990, he was engaged in the private practice of law. Mr. Donohoe graduated from The University of Texas, Austin in 1985 with a B.A. in Economics and received a J.D. in 1988 from the Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Donohoe frequently speaks on the topics of listing standards and corporate governance. The following is a sampling of his speaking engagements: the District of Columbia Bar Association, the Directors Training Academy (University of Seattle), the National Directors Institute (sponsored by Foley and Lardner LLP), the Center for Business Intelligence (sponsored by the Wall Street Journal), the Strategic Research Institute's Annual Seminar on PIPEs, the PIPE's Conference, the Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance (University of Texas at Dallas), the New York County Lawyers Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the American Society of Corporate Secretaries. He is also regularly invited to speak to national law firms on stock exchange related matters.