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Keith F. Higgins

Keith F. Higgins

Ropes & Gray LLP

Boston, MA, USA


Keith Higgins is a member of Ropes & Gray’s corporate department and chair of the securities & governance practice.

Keith rejoined the firm in 2017, after having served as Director of Corporation Finance at the U. S. Securities & Exchange Commission since 2013.  While in that role, Keith led the Division’s implementation of significant rulemaking under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act), and Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act).  He also led the Division’s Disclosure Effectiveness project and oversaw the issuance of significant interpretive guidance to companies and investors under the federal securities laws.

Prior to serving at the SEC, Keith had for more than 30 years been counseling public companies in securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, compliance and corporate governance.  Keith advises companies, their boards, and investors on matters with the SEC, including disclosure and financial statements, no-action letters, as well as SEC enforcement actions and related internal investigations.

While in private practice, Keith was recognized by Chambers, Best Lawyers, and other publications as a leading corporate and M&A lawyer in Massachusetts and nationwide.

Keith F. Higgins is associated with the following items:
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2017, Wednesday, March 15, 2017, New York, NY
49th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Sunday, December 03, 2017, New York, NY
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks 49th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2018, Thursday, March 08, 2018, New York, NY
50th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Wednesday, November 07, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2018, Thursday, March 08, 2018, New York, NY
50th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Wednesday, November 07, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2018, Thursday, March 08, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2018, Thursday, March 08, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2018, Thursday, March 08, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2018, Thursday, March 08, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2018, Thursday, March 08, 2018, Columbus, OH
Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2018, Thursday, March 08, 2018, Cleveland, OH
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