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David J. Lavan

David J. Lavan

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
Washington, DC, USA

David is a former special counsel in the Division of Corporation Finance of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

He focuses his practice on all aspects of SEC registration, reporting and compliance. He advises clients on public and private offerings of debt and equity, disclosure matters, corporate governance and accounting issues. As a former government bond broker, David provides clients with unique insights into the financial marketplace, counseling them on transactional and regulatory matters, as well as litigation. He represents both public and private companies, as well as independent board and committee members, investment banks, private equity funds and other financial institutions. He also represents public companies, investment banks, and broker-dealers facing a variety of corporate and market crises, as well as SEC investigations.

In addition to being a respected authority on SEC issues, David is recognized as a go-to on the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act of 2012. He is particularly well-known in the area of crowdfunding, advising issuers and crowdfunding website operators regarding related securities law compliance issues and is frequently sought to speak, write and comment about developments in the evolving crowdfunding market.


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