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Brian V. Breheny

Brian V. Breheny

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Washington, DC, USA


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. 

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, 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, Trump Tax Proposal Could Create Compensation-Related Opportunities (June 20, 2017) - 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, 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, 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, SEC Disclosure Trends Related to Brexit and the Trump Administration (May 25, 2017) - Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2017, Thursday, September 14, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, Financial CHOICE Act Aims to Open Capital Markets and Reduce Regulatory Burdens (June 12, 2017) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
SEC Staff Issues New Shareholder Proposals Guidance (November 6, 2017) - Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2018, Monday, April 16, 2018
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Corporate Finance Alert - 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
SEC and Staff Issue Welcome Guidance Introducing Flexibility and Practicality to Pay Ratio Rules (September 25, 2017) - Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2018, Friday, September 21, 2018
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Capital Markets Alert, SEC Solicits Comment on Modernizing the Rules and Forms for Stock-Based Compensation (August 2, 2018) - 50th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Capital Markets Alert, SEC Eases Disclosure Threshold under Rule 701 (July 19, 2018) - 50th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Capital Markets Alert, SEC Expands ‘Smaller Reporting Company’ Definition (July 9, 2018) - 50th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Impact of SEC Staff Guidance on Shareholder Proposals in the 2018 Proxy Season: Dead-End Street or Road Under Construction? (June 19, 2018) - 50th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Regina Olshan, Joseph M. Penko and John Wright, Securities Regulation Daily, Impact of Compensation-Related Litigation on Public Companies (February 14, 2018) - 50th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Joseph Penko, Robert Saunders and Audrey Murga, Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, Ineffective Stockholder Approval for Director Equity Awards (January 7, 2018) - 50th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Executive Compensation and Benefits Alert, Section 162(m) After the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: What to Do Now (January 4, 2018) - 50th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Nom. and Gov. – Relentless Push for Improvement on All Fronts               - Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2018, Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Proxy Season Never Ends: Executive Compensation and Shareholder Engagement - 50th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Monday, November 12, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Nom. and Gov. – Relentless Push for Improvement on All Fronts               - Nom. and Gov. – Relentless Push for Improvement on All Fronts               , Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Proxy Season Never Ends: Executive Compensation and Shareholder Engagement - Proxy Season Never Ends: Executive Compensation and Shareholder Engagement, Monday, November 12, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Nom. and Gov. – Relentless Push for Improvement on All Fronts               - Nom. and Gov. – Relentless Push for Improvement on All Fronts               , Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Proxy Season Never Ends: Executive Compensation and Shareholder Engagement - Proxy Season Never Ends: Executive Compensation and Shareholder Engagement, Monday, November 12, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Nom. and Gov. – Relentless Push for Improvement on All Fronts               - Nom. and Gov. – Relentless Push for Improvement on All Fronts               , Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Proxy Season Never Ends: Executive Compensation and Shareholder Engagement - Proxy Season Never Ends: Executive Compensation and Shareholder Engagement, Monday, November 12, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2018, Monday, April 23, 2018, New York, NY
50th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Friday, November 16, 2018, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2019, Friday, March 08, 2019, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2019, Friday, March 08, 2019, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2019, Friday, March 08, 2019, Boston, MA
Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2019, Friday, March 08, 2019, Columbus, OH
Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2019, Friday, March 08, 2019, Cleveland, OH
Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2019, Friday, March 08, 2019, Indianapolis, IN
Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2019, Friday, March 08, 2019, Atlanta, GA
Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2019, Friday, March 08, 2019, New Brunswick , NJ
Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2019, Friday, March 08, 2019, Nashville, TN
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