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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 practiced at Ropes & Gray for more than 30 years, 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:
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual)
50th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Excerpts on Sustainability Disclosures from Selected Comment Letters to the SEC’s April 2016 Disclosure Effectiveness Concept Release (34-77599, April 13, 2016) - Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2018, Monday, April 16, 2018
Ropes & Gray LLP, Article: Corporate Social Responsibility Compliance in 2018, and Beyond—An Overview for In-House Legal Counsel (March 12, 2018) - Pocket MBA 2018: Finance for Lawyers and Other Professionals, Monday, October 01, 2018
SEC Issues New Cybersecurity Disclosure Guidance (March 2018) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Sixteenth Annual), Thursday, November 29, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs 50th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Friday, November 16, 2018, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar 51st Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Wednesday, November 06, 2019, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast 51st Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Wednesday, November 06, 2019, New York, NY

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