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Michael D. Mann

Michael D. Mann

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP

Washington, DC, USA


Michael D. Mann established Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP’s Washington, D.C. office in 1996. Mr. Mann’s legal practice focuses on international securities regulation and enforcement and the cross-border conduct of business. He provides strategic advice and counseling to clients engaged in business subject to regulation in the United States and throughout the world. He regularly represents public companies and their audit committees, officers and directors in connection with their compliance with U.S. regulatory requirements including the Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley Acts. Examples of Mr. Mann’s recent representations include:

  • Representation of Audit and Governance Committees of Boards of Directors of US and foreign private issuers in connection with allegations of violations of the US securities laws;
  • Representation of senior officers of U.S. and foreign issuers and hedge funds in connection with SEC investigations and regulatory inquiries in matters involving securities trading, accounting and disclosure, the operation and establishment of internal controls under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the application of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; and
  • On-going advice to hedge funds and financial institutions in connection with the development of comprehensive compliance programs to address regulatory obligations imposed by U.S. and foreign securities laws and regulations.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Mann served as an attorney at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including seven years as the first Director of the Office of International Affairs, and prior to that as Associate Director of the Division of Enforcement. Mr. Mann established the key formal and informal regulatory and enforcement relationships between the SEC and its foreign counterparts throughout the world. Mr. Mann also led the SEC’s development of new regulatory approaches to facilitate access to the U.S. securities markets through cross-border securities offerings.

Mr. Mann has been recognized since 2009 as a “Leading Individual” in the area of Securities Regulation and Litigation by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business.  Mr. Mann was also recognized in the area of Securities Law by The Best Lawyers in America®, which stated that he "is the kind of outside counsel most in-house lawyers seek: he is knowledgeable, responsive and provides his advice in a very calm and effective manner on a wide range of issues."  He is also is a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Board of Advisors to the Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society and a Member of the Federal Bar Association / Securities Law Committee Executive Council.  

Michael D. Mann is associated with the following items:
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Enforcement Developments in Global Capital Offerings - Enforcement Developments in Global Capital Offerings, Thursday, April 20, 2017
Enforcement Developments in Global Capital Offerings - Enforcement Developments in Global Capital Offerings, Thursday, April 19, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Enforcement Developments in Global Capital Offerings - Enforcement Developments in Global Capital Offerings, Thursday, April 20, 2017
Enforcement Developments in Global Capital Offerings - Enforcement Developments in Global Capital Offerings, Thursday, April 19, 2018
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters It’s Inevitable: The Trump Administration Will Support Robust Anti-Corruption, Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Enforcement (May 11, 2017) - Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2018, Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Enforcement Developments in Global Capital Offerings - Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2018, Thursday, April 19, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2018, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2019, Friday, April 12, 2019, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2019, Friday, April 12, 2019, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2019, Friday, April 12, 2019, Indianapolis, IN
Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2019, Friday, April 12, 2019, Cleveland, OH
Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2019, Friday, April 12, 2019, Atlanta, GA
Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2019, Friday, April 12, 2019, New Brunswick , NJ
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