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David M. Lynn

David M. Lynn

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Washington, DC, USA


David M. Lynn is a partner in the Washington D.C. Office of Morrison & Foerster, and is co-chair of the firm’s Corporate Finance practice. Mr. Lynn is a highly respected securities advisory counsel who provides guidance to Fortune 100 corporations, small public companies, underwriters and other market participants on corporate finance matters and best practices for disclosures and compliance. In addition to being a leading authority on SEC issues, Mr. Lynn is particularly well known in the area of executive compensation disclosure, having co-authored, “The Executive Compensation Disclosure Treatise and Reporting Guide.”

While serving as Chief Counsel of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Corporation Finance, Mr. Lynn led the rulemaking team that drafted revisions to the SEC's executive compensation and related party disclosure rules. Mr. Lynn re-joined the SEC as Chief Counsel shortly after adoption of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, and served in that position until 2007. As a result, he was intimately involved in implementing and interpreting the SEC rulemaking that occurred in the wake of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Mr. Lynn initially served on the SEC staff from 1995-2000 as an Attorney-Advisor and subsequently a Special Counsel in the Division of Corporation Finance.  While in private practice from 2000-2003, he advised clients on SEC investigations, securities transactions, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance.

Mr. Lynn is co-editor of TheCorporateCounsel.net and The Corporate Counsel, which are widely read sources on securities, governance and corporate law matters. Mr. Lynn also serves as chair of the American Bar Association Business Law Section’s Federal Regulation of Securities Committee, co-chair of the Practising Law Institute’s Annual Institute on Securities Regulation and chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society.

David M. Lynn is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Hot Topics at the Division of Corporation Finance - 49th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Monday, November 13, 2017
Financings in Close Proximity to One Another - Private Placement and Hybrid Securities Offerings 2018, Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Overview of 4(a)(2) and Regulation D - Private Placement and Hybrid Securities Offerings 2018, Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual)
Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2018
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Current Developments, Division of Corporation Finance, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (August 15, 2017) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Current Developments, Division of Corporation Finance, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (August 15, 2017) - Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2018, Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Current Developments, Division of Corporation Finance, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (March 30, 2018) - Private Placement and Hybrid Securities Offerings 2018, Monday, May 21, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Hot Topics at the Division of Corporation Finance - Hot Topics at the Division of Corporation Finance, Monday, November 13, 2017
Financings in Close Proximity to One Another - Financings in Close Proximity to One Another, Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Overview of 4(a)(2) and Regulation D - Overview of 4(a)(2) and Regulation D, Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Hot Topics at the Division of Corporation Finance - Hot Topics at the Division of Corporation Finance, Monday, November 13, 2017
Overview of 4(a)(2) and Regulation D - Overview of 4(a)(2) and Regulation D, Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Financings in Close Proximity to One Another - Financings in Close Proximity to One Another, Wednesday, May 23, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Hot Topics at the Division of Corporation Finance - Hot Topics at the Division of Corporation Finance, Monday, November 13, 2017
Financings in Close Proximity to One Another - Financings in Close Proximity to One Another, Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Overview of 4(a)(2) and Regulation D - Overview of 4(a)(2) and Regulation D, Wednesday, May 23, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs 49th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Sunday, December 03, 2017, New York, NY
Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2018, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, New York, NY
Private Placement and Hybrid Securities Offerings 2018, Tuesday, May 29, 2018, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar 50th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Wednesday, November 07, 2018, New York, NY
Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2019, Friday, April 12, 2019, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast 50th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Wednesday, November 07, 2018, New York, NY
Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2019, Friday, April 12, 2019, New York, NY
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