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Ellen J. Odoner

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

New York, NY, USA


Ellen Odoner is a Senior Partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. She heads the firm’s Public Company Advisory Group, which advises US public companies and US-listed foreign private issuers on corporate governance, SEC disclosure, financial restatements and internal control matters. Ms. Odoner is one of the leaders of the firm’s high-stakes corporate counseling team. She also specializes in merger and acquisition and securities transactions, particularly those with cross-border elements.

Ms. Odoner represents boards of directors, audit committees, special committees of independent directors, disclosure committees and legal and financial officers of US and non-US companies.

She has extensive experience representing non-US companies in the US and in structuring multi-jurisdictional transactions to harmonize US and non-US regimes and obtain innovative SEC relief.

Ms. Odoner assisted the Financial Crisis Advisory Group established to advise the Financial Accounting Standards Board and the International Accounting Standards Board on the standard-setting implications of the global financial crisis. She lectures on SEC, governance and M&A developments and co-chaired an ABA Task Force on the SEC’s cross-border exemptions.

Ms. Odoner is recognized in Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America and in various other publications on both sides of the Atlantic.

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