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Lona Nallengara

Lona Nallengara

Shearman & Sterling LLP

New York, NY, USA


Lona is a partner in Shearman & Sterling’s Capital Markets and Corporate Governance practices. He has extensive experience representing companies, financial institutions and their boards on corporate governance, disclosure, and securities law compliance matters and on the financial regulatory process. He also advises companies and financial institutions on all aspects of public and private offerings of equity, equity-linked, high yield debt and investment grade debt securities.

Prior to returning to the firm in 2017, Lona served in senior positions at the Securities and Exchange Commission for over four years. From 2013 to 2015, he served as Chief of Staff to SEC Chair Mary Jo White, where he was the top advisor to the Chair on all issues, including policy development, rulemaking, strategy and management. During this time, he led the rulemaking and implementation efforts related to all mandates under the Dodd-Frank and JOBS Acts and directed the SEC's asset management, market structure, public company disclosure effectiveness and private offering reform programs. He also served as the SEC deputy to the Financial Stability Oversight Council and was the primary SEC liaison with other financial regulators. Lona joined the SEC in 2011 as Deputy Director of the Division of Corporation Finance and later became its Acting Director. Following his SEC tenure, Lona joined Bridgewater Associates, LP, where he was the Chief Governance Officer and a senior advisor to founder Ray Dalio. 

Prior to joining the SEC in 2011, Lona was a partner in Shearman & Sterling’s Capital Markets group. He first joined the firm in 1998.

Lona Nallengara is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Shearman & Sterling LLP, CHOICE Act 2.0 Passes the House: What is the ‘CHOICE’? (July 20, 2017) - 49th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Yaw Asare and Lona Nallengara, Shearman & Sterling LLP, Status of Selected Dodd-Frank Act Rulemaking by the Securities and Exchange Commission (as of August 2017) - 49th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Legislative and Regulatory Developments in a New Administration - 49th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Monday, November 13, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Legislative and Regulatory Developments in a New Administration - Legislative and Regulatory Developments in a New Administration, Monday, November 13, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Legislative and Regulatory Developments in a New Administration - Legislative and Regulatory Developments in a New Administration, Monday, November 13, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs 49th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Sunday, December 03, 2017, New York, NY
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