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Keir D. Gumbs

Keir D. Gumbs

Uber Technologies, Inc.
Associate General Counsel, Global Corporate, M&A and Securities, Deputy Corporate Secretary
San Francisco, CA, USA


Keir Gumbs is Associate General Counsel, Global Corporate, M&A and Securities, and Deputy Corporate Secretary at Uber Technologies, Inc.  Prior to joining Uber, he was a partner in the corporate and securities practice at Covington & Burling LLP. Keir started his career at the SEC, where he served for six years - first as a staff attorney, later as a Special Counsel in the Office of Chief Counsel in the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance and finally as counsel to SEC Commissioner Roel Campos. 

Keir is recognized as a leading authority on securities regulation and corporate governance who represents a cross-section of constituencies in securities and governance matters, including companies ranging in size from Fortune 50 companies to venture-backed firms, as well as public pension funds, hedge funds, faith-based investors and trade associations. 

Honors and Rankings

  • Most Influential Black Lawyers, Savoy Magazine (2015)
  • Who’s Who Legal, Corporate, M&A and Governance (2015)
  • "D.C. Rising Star”, National Law Journal (2014)
  • DC Super Lawyers, Securities & Corporate Finance (2014-2015)
  • "Trailblazers Under 40", National Bar Association (2014)
  • America's Leading Business Lawyers, Securities: Regulation: Advisory (2012-2015), Chambers USA
  • “2011 Rising Star of Corporate Governance”, Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance
  • Selected as one of the "People to Watch" in the National Association of Corporate Directors 2011 and 2012 “Directorship 100”
Keir D. Gumbs is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Engagement Today: Revisiting the Relationship with Shareholders - 49th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Monday, November 13, 2017
Annual Reporting Practices and Shareholder Meeting - Annual Disclosure Documents 2017, Thursday, December 14, 2017
Performance Based Compensation - Annual Disclosure Documents 2017, Thursday, December 14, 2017
Developments and Best Practices in Executive Compensation - Annual Disclosure Documents 2017, Thursday, December 14, 2017
A Global Perspective on Corporate Governance - Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2018, Thursday, April 19, 2018
Filings Under the ’34 Securities Act - Securities Filings 2018: Practical Guidance in a Changing Environment, Tuesday, August 21, 2018
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Covington & Burling LLP, Client Alert, SEC Permits All Companies to File Certain Registration Statements Confidentially (July 5, 2017) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Covington & Burling LLP, Client Alert, SEC Requires Hyperlinks to Exhibits (April 11, 2017) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Covington & Burling LLP, Client Alert, SEC Signals Some Relief on Conflict Minerals Rule (April 17, 2017) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Covington & Burling LLP, Client Alert, EU Adopts Final Regulation on Importation of Conflict Minerals (March 28, 2017) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Covington & Burling LLP, Client Alert, Choice Act 2.0: Key Capital Markets and Securities Law Provisions (May 2, 2017) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
SEC Signals Some Relief on Conflict Minerals Rule (April 17, 2017) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fifteenth Annual), Thursday, November 30, 2017
SEC Requires Hyperlinks to Exhibits: Also Proposes Rules Requiring Use of Inline XBRL (April 11, 2017) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fifteenth Annual), Thursday, November 30, 2017
Circuits Split on Constitutionality of SEC Administrative Law Judges (January 4, 2017) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fifteenth Annual), Thursday, November 30, 2017
EU Adopts Final Regulation on Importation of Conflict Minerals (March 28, 2017) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fifteenth Annual), Thursday, November 30, 2017
SEC Provides New Guidance on Pay Ratio Disclosure Rule (September 26, 2017) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fifteenth Annual), Thursday, November 30, 2017
SEC Proposes Rules Requiring the Use of Universal Proxy Cards in Contested Director Elections (December 6, 2016) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fifteenth Annual), Thursday, November 30, 2017
Any Agreements with Employees Might Implicate Whistleblower Rules (September 30, 2016) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fifteenth Annual), Thursday, November 30, 2017
Choice Act 2.0: Key Capital Markets and Securities Law Provisions (May 2, 2017) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fifteenth Annual), Thursday, November 30, 2017
The Supreme Court Limits the SEC’s Disgorgement Power (June 7, 2017) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fifteenth Annual), Thursday, November 30, 2017
SEC Enhances Exemptions for Local Offerings (December 1, 2016) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fifteenth Annual), Thursday, November 30, 2017
SEC Permits All Companies to File Certain Registration Statements Confidentially (July 5, 2017) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fifteenth Annual), Thursday, November 30, 2017
The Supreme Court Limits Newman, but the Government Still Faces Obstacles in Insider Trading Cases (December 8, 2016) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fifteenth Annual), Thursday, November 30, 2017
Covington & Burling LLP, Securities, SEC Permits All Companies to File Certain Registration Statements Confidentially (July 5, 2017) - Annual Disclosure Documents 2017: Current Developments and Best Practices , Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Covington & Burling LLP, Capital Markets and Securities, SEC Proposes Rules Requiring the Use of Universal Proxy Cards in Contested Director Elections (December 6, 2016) - Annual Disclosure Documents 2017: Current Developments and Best Practices , Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Covington & Burling LLP, Capital Markets and Securities, SEC Provides New Guidance on Pay Ratio Disclosure Rule (September 26, 2017) - Annual Disclosure Documents 2017: Current Developments and Best Practices , Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Covington & Burling LLP, Capital Markets and Securities, Choice Act 2.0: Key Capital Markets and Securities Law Provisions (May 2, 2017) - Annual Disclosure Documents 2017: Current Developments and Best Practices , Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Covington & Burling LLP, Capital Markets and Securities, SEC Signals Some Relief on Conflict Minerals Rule (April 17, 2017) - Annual Disclosure Documents 2017: Current Developments and Best Practices , Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Covington & Burling LLP, Capital Markets and Securities, SEC Requires Hyperlinks to Exhibits, Also Proposes Rules Requiring Use of Inline XBRL (April 11, 2017) - Annual Disclosure Documents 2017: Current Developments and Best Practices , Wednesday, December 13, 2017
SEC Provides New Guidance on Pay Ratio Disclosure Rule (September 26, 2017) - Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2018, Wednesday, April 18, 2018
SEC Staff Publishes Guidance Regarding Disclosure and New Tax Act (December 28, 2017) - Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2018, Wednesday, April 18, 2018
SEC Provides New Guidance on Pay Ratio Disclosure Rule (September 26, 2017) - Securities Filings 2018: Practical Guidance in a Changing Environment, Monday, August 06, 2018
SEC Staff Publishes Guidance Regarding Disclosure and New Tax Act (December 28, 2017) - Securities Filings 2018: Practical Guidance in a Changing Environment, Monday, August 06, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Engagement Today: Revisiting the Relationship with Shareholders - Engagement Today: Revisiting the Relationship with Shareholders, Monday, November 13, 2017
Performance Based Compensation - Performance Based Compensation, Thursday, December 14, 2017
Annual Reporting Practices and Shareholder Meeting - Annual Reporting Practices and Shareholder Meeting, Thursday, December 14, 2017
Developments and Best Practices in Executive Compensation - Developments and Best Practices in Executive Compensation, Thursday, December 14, 2017
A Global Perspective on Corporate Governance - A Global Perspective on Corporate Governance, Thursday, April 19, 2018
Filings Under the ’34 Securities Act - Filings Under the ’34 Securities Act, Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Engagement Today: Revisiting the Relationship with Shareholders - Engagement Today: Revisiting the Relationship with Shareholders, Monday, November 13, 2017
Filings Under the ’34 Securities Act - Filings Under the ’34 Securities Act, Tuesday, August 21, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Engagement Today: Revisiting the Relationship with Shareholders - Engagement Today: Revisiting the Relationship with Shareholders, Monday, November 13, 2017
Developments and Best Practices in Executive Compensation - Developments and Best Practices in Executive Compensation, Thursday, December 14, 2017
Performance Based Compensation - Performance Based Compensation, Thursday, December 14, 2017
Annual Reporting Practices and Shareholder Meeting - Annual Reporting Practices and Shareholder Meeting, Thursday, December 14, 2017
A Global Perspective on Corporate Governance - A Global Perspective on Corporate Governance, Thursday, April 19, 2018
Filings Under the ’34 Securities Act - Filings Under the ’34 Securities Act, Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fifteenth Annual)
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs 49th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Sunday, December 03, 2017, New York, NY
Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fifteenth Annual), Wednesday, December 06, 2017, New York, NY
Annual Disclosure Documents 2017, Tuesday, December 19, 2017, New York, NY
Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2018, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, New York, NY
Securities Filings 2018: Practical Guidance in a Changing Environment, Friday, August 24, 2018, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar 50th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Wednesday, November 07, 2018, New York, NY
Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Sixteenth Annual), Thursday, November 29, 2018, New York, NY
Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Monday, December 10, 2018, New York, NY
Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Seventeenth Annual), Friday, November 22, 2019, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast 50th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Wednesday, November 07, 2018, New York, NY
Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Sixteenth Annual) 2018, Thursday, November 29, 2018, New York, NY
Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Monday, December 10, 2018, New York, NY
Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Seventeenth Annual), Friday, November 22, 2019, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Sixteenth Annual) , Thursday, November 29, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Sixteenth Annual) , Thursday, November 29, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Sixteenth Annual) , Thursday, November 29, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Sixteenth Annual) , Thursday, November 29, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Sixteenth Annual) , Thursday, November 29, 2018, Cleveland, OH
Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Sixteenth Annual) , Thursday, November 29, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Monday, December 10, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Monday, December 10, 2018, Boston, MA
Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Monday, December 10, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Monday, December 10, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Monday, December 10, 2018, Cleveland, OH
Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Monday, December 10, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Monday, December 10, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Monday, December 10, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
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