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Brian V. Breheny

Brian V. Breheny

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Washington, DC, USA


Partner, SEC Reporting and Compliance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Finance and Corporate Governance

Brian V. Breheny heads the firm’s SEC Reporting and Compliance practice.  He concentrates his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and general corporate and securities matters and advises numerous clients on a full range of SEC reporting, compliance and corporate governance matters, including advising clients on compliance with the provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act, the SEC’s tender offer rules and regulations and the federal proxy rules.

Prior to joining Skadden in 2010, Mr. Breheny held a number of leadership positions in the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He began as chief of the SEC’s Office of Mergers and Acquisitions in July 2003, and in November 2007 he became deputy director, legal and regulatory policy. 

In his position as chief of the Office of Mergers and Acquisitions, Mr. Breheny oversaw the legal and technical aspects of the administration of the Securities Act of 1933 as it related to tender offers and mergers; the proxy, beneficial ownership reporting, tender offer and going-private provisions of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and the rules, regulations, forms and procedures promulgated to implement these statutory provisions.  As deputy director, he was a member of the senior staff of the commission with responsibility for the division’s legal and regulatory policy support offices (chief counsel, chief accountant, mergers and acquisitions, international corporate finance, rulemaking, small business policy and enforcement liaison).

During his tenure at the SEC, Mr. Breheny assisted the commission with its consideration of significant rule amendments in a number of areas including shareholder director nominations, tender offers, beneficial ownership reporting, electronic delivery of proxy materials, electronic shareholder forums, short sale disclosure, and proxy voting and shareholder communications.

Mr. Breheny serves as a member of the board of directors of the Society for Corporate Governance and repeatedly has been recognized by the National Association of Corporate Directors as part of its Directorship 100.  He also has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America, The International Who’s Who of Corporate Governance Lawyers and Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Brian V. Breheny is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Skadden, SEC Disclosure Trends Related to Brexit and the Trump Administration (May 25, 2017) - Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2017, Thursday, September 14, 2017
Skadden, No Further Delay on Implementation Date of DOL Conflict of Interest Rules (May 26, 2017) - Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2017, Thursday, September 14, 2017
Skadden, Potential Impact of Financial CHOICE Act on Corporate Governance and SEC Reporting and Disclosure Requirements (June 9, 2017) - Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2017, Thursday, September 14, 2017
Skadden, Trump Tax Proposal Could Create Compensation-Related Opportunities (June 20, 2017) - Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2017, Thursday, September 14, 2017
Skadden, Key Takeaways, Corporate Governance Series: Key Trends in Executive Compensation, Employment Law and Compensation Committee Practices - Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2017, Thursday, September 14, 2017
Skadden, Executive Compensation and Benefits Alert, Nuisance Plaintiffs Pursue Novel Theories to Exact Section 16 Settlements (February 24, 2017) - Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2017, Thursday, September 14, 2017
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, SEC Reporting & Compliance Alert, Accounting Oversight Board Adopts New Model for Auditor Reports (June 7, 2017) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Corporate Finance Alert, Financial CHOICE Act Aims to Open Capital Markets and Reduce Regulatory Burdens (June 12, 2017) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Corporate Finance Alert, SEC to Permit All Issuers to Submit Confidential Draft Registration Statements (July 5, 2017) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Brexit, SEC Disclosure Trends Related to Brexit and the Trump Administration (May 25, 2017) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Memorandum, Potential Impact of Financial CHOICE Act on Corporate Governance and SEC Reporting and Disclosure Requirements (June 9, 2017) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Memorandum, Trump Tax Proposal Could Create Compensation-Related Opportunities (June 20, 2017) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Corporate Finance Alert - Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2018, Monday, April 16, 2018
SEC Staff Issues New Shareholder Proposals Guidance (November 6, 2017) - Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2018, Monday, April 16, 2018
ISS Announces 2018 Updates to US Proxy Voting Guidelines (November 20, 2017) - Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2018, Monday, April 16, 2018
Matters to Consider for the 2018 Annual Meeting and Reporting Season (December 4, 2017) - Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2018, Monday, April 16, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment New World Order – SEC Developments Under the Trump Administration - Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2017, Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Focus on Disclosure: Regulatory Action and Practical Considerations - 49th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Monday, November 13, 2017
Nom. and Gov. – Relentless Push for Improvement on All Fronts               - Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2018, Tuesday, April 17, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio New World Order – SEC Developments Under the Trump Administration - New World Order – SEC Developments Under the Trump Administration , Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Focus on Disclosure: Regulatory Action and Practical Considerations - Focus on Disclosure: Regulatory Action and Practical Considerations, Monday, November 13, 2017
Nom. and Gov. – Relentless Push for Improvement on All Fronts               - Nom. and Gov. – Relentless Push for Improvement on All Fronts               , Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts New World Order – SEC Developments Under the Trump Administration - New World Order – SEC Developments Under the Trump Administration , Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Focus on Disclosure: Regulatory Action and Practical Considerations - Focus on Disclosure: Regulatory Action and Practical Considerations, Monday, November 13, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg New World Order – SEC Developments Under the Trump Administration - New World Order – SEC Developments Under the Trump Administration , Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Focus on Disclosure: Regulatory Action and Practical Considerations - Focus on Disclosure: Regulatory Action and Practical Considerations, Monday, November 13, 2017
Nom. and Gov. – Relentless Push for Improvement on All Fronts               - Nom. and Gov. – Relentless Push for Improvement on All Fronts               , Tuesday, April 17, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2017, Thursday, September 21, 2017, New York, NY
49th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Sunday, December 03, 2017, New York, NY
Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2018, Monday, April 23, 2018, New York, NY
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