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Michael L. Hermsen

Michael L. Hermsen

Mayer Brown LLP

Chicago, IL, USA


Mike Hermsen has an extensive practice that focuses on securities matters. He represents issuers, investment banking firms and security holders in connection with issuances of equity and debt securities. Mike also represents corporate clients in connection with compliance, reporting and stock exchange matters and counsels companies, boards of directors and management on, among other matters, stock repurchases, liability management, executive compensation reporting and corporate governance matters.

Before Mike joined Mayer Brown in 1994, he had extensive experience with the US Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, DC. In the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance he served as Assistant Director (1992-1994), Special Counsel (1990-1992) and Attorney/Advisor (1986-1990). He also has accounting and audit experience with a then-Fortune 500 manufacturing corporation.

Mike has been included in The Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of Securities/Capital Markets Law and Securities Regulation for over a decade and Legal 500 recommends Mike in “Capital Markets – Equity Offerings” noting Mike has “unsurpassed knowledge of SEC rules.”   In addition, Mike is frequently cited in the media regarding new regulatory initiatives.

Education

  • University of Wisconsin Law School, JD, 1986.
  • Marquette University, MBA, 1982, BS, 1980.
Michael L. Hermsen is associated with the following items:
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Annual Disclosure Documents 2017: Current Developments and Best Practices
Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Laura D. Richman, David S. Bakst, Robert F. Gray, Jr., Michael L. Hermsen, Philip J. Niehoff, Get Ready to Hyperlink SEC Exhibit Filings Beginning September 1 (July 20, 2017) - Annual Disclosure Documents 2017: Current Developments and Best Practices , Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Laura D. Richman, David S. Bakst, Jennifer J. Carlson, Robert F. Gray, Jr., Michael L. Hermsen, Philip J. Niehoff, SEC Requires Hyperlinks for Exhibits in Company Filings (March 9, 2017) - Annual Disclosure Documents 2017: Current Developments and Best Practices , Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Philip J. Niehoff, Robert F. Gray, Jr., Michael L. Hermsen, Laura D. Richman, SEC Division of Corporation Finance Provides No-Action Relief from Conflicts Minerals Rule, for Now (April 19, 2017) - Annual Disclosure Documents 2017: Current Developments and Best Practices , Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Laura D. Richman, David S. Bakst, Jason T. Elder, Robert F. Gray, Jr., Michael L. Hermsen, Thomas Kollar, Time to Update Risk Factors (January 19, 2017) - Annual Disclosure Documents 2017: Current Developments and Best Practices , Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Laura D. Richman, Robert F. Gray, Jr., Michael L. Hermsen, Philip J. Niehoff, Andrew J. Stanger, Congress Nullifies SEC’s Resources Extraction Issuer Payment Disclosure Rule (February 14, 2017) - Annual Disclosure Documents 2017: Current Developments and Best Practices , Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Roadmap to Capital Markets Regulatory Changes, Proposed, Potential and Recently Adopted or Enacted Rulemaking and Legislation Relating to the US Capital Markets, Public Company Reporting and Corporate Governance (September 6, 2017) - Annual Disclosure Documents 2017: Current Developments and Best Practices , Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Laura Richman, Michael L. Hermsen and David Schuette, Mayer Brown LLP, SEC Updates Proxy Interpretations (May 16, 2018) - Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices, Monday, December 10, 2018
Laura Richman, John Berkery, Matthew Bisanz, Jennifer Carlson, Rajesh De, Robert Gray, Jr., Michael L. Hermsen, Stephen Lilley, David Schuette and David Simon, Mayer Brown LLP, SEC Issues Updated Guidance on Cybersecurity Disclosures (February 28, 2018) - Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices, Monday, December 10, 2018
Michael L. Hermsen, David Bakst, John Berkery, Robert Gray, Jr., Philip Niehoff, Anna Pinedo, Laura Richman and David Schuette, Mayer Brown LLP, SEC Expands Definition of Smaller Reporting Company (July 9, 2018) - Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices, Monday, December 10, 2018
Laura Richman, Michael L. Hermsen, David Bakst, Robert Gray, Jr. and Anna Pinedo, Mayer Brown LLP, Capital Markets Implications of Amendments to Simplify and Update SEC Disclosure Rules (August 29, 2018) - Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices, Monday, December 10, 2018
Laura Richman, John Berkery, Robert Gray, Jr., Michael L. Hermsen and Adam Kanter, Mayer Brown LLP, SEC Adopts Inline XBRL Rule (July 10, 2018) - Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices, Monday, December 10, 2018
SEC Decreases Filing Fees for Fiscal Year 2019 (August 30, 2018) - Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices, Monday, December 10, 2018
Relevant New York Rules of Professional Conduct (January 2017) - Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices, Monday, December 10, 2018
Roadmap to Capital Markets Regulatory Changes: Proposed, Potential and Recently Adopted or Enacted Rulemaking and Legislation Relating to the US Capital Markets, Public Company Reporting and Corporate Governance (September 5, 2018) - Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices, Monday, December 10, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Regulation A Offerings - Private Placement and Hybrid Securities Offerings 2018, Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Disclosure Practices and Challenges - Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Thursday, December 13, 2018
Corporation Finance Developments and Priorities - Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Thursday, December 13, 2018
Ethics and Whistleblower Developments: Challenges to Be Aware of When Preparing and Reviewing Disclosure Documents - Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Thursday, December 13, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Regulation A Offerings - Regulation A Offerings, Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Ethics and Whistleblower Developments: Challenges to Be Aware of When Preparing and Reviewing Disclosure Documents - Ethics and Whistleblower Developments: Challenges to Be Aware of When Preparing and Reviewing Disclosure Documents, Thursday, December 13, 2018
Disclosure Practices and Challenges - Disclosure Practices and Challenges, Thursday, December 13, 2018
Corporation Finance Developments and Priorities - Corporation Finance Developments and Priorities, Thursday, December 13, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Regulation A Offerings - Regulation A Offerings, Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Corporation Finance Developments and Priorities - Corporation Finance Developments and Priorities, Thursday, December 13, 2018
Disclosure Practices and Challenges - Disclosure Practices and Challenges, Thursday, December 13, 2018
Ethics and Whistleblower Developments: Challenges to Be Aware of When Preparing and Reviewing Disclosure Documents - Ethics and Whistleblower Developments: Challenges to Be Aware of When Preparing and Reviewing Disclosure Documents, Thursday, December 13, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Private Placement and Hybrid Securities Offerings 2018, Tuesday, May 29, 2018, New York, NY
Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Wednesday, December 19, 2018, New York, NY
Transcripts  Transcripts Disclosure Practices and Challenges - Disclosure Practices and Challenges, Thursday, December 13, 2018
Ethics and Whistleblower Developments: Challenges to Be Aware of When Preparing and Reviewing Disclosure Documents - Ethics and Whistleblower Developments: Challenges to Be Aware of When Preparing and Reviewing Disclosure Documents, Thursday, December 13, 2018
Corporation Finance Developments and Priorities - Corporation Finance Developments and Priorities, Thursday, December 13, 2018
Live Webcast Briefing  Live Webcast Briefing Expanded Regulation A Exemption, Thursday, March 28, 2019
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Private Placements and Hybrid Securities Offerings 2019, Thursday, May 23, 2019, New York, NY
Annual Disclosure Documents 2019: Current Developments and Best Practices, Monday, December 09, 2019, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Private Placements and Hybrid Securities Offerings 2019, Thursday, May 23, 2019, New York, NY
Annual Disclosure Documents 2019: Current Developments and Best Practices, Monday, December 09, 2019, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Private Placements and Hybrid Securities Offerings 2019, Thursday, May 23, 2019, New Brunswick , NJ
Private Placements and Hybrid Securities Offerings 2019, Thursday, May 23, 2019, Philadelphia, PA
Private Placements and Hybrid Securities Offerings 2019, Thursday, May 23, 2019, Mechanicsburg, PA
Private Placements and Hybrid Securities Offerings 2019, Thursday, May 23, 2019, Pittsburgh, PA
Private Placements and Hybrid Securities Offerings 2019, Thursday, May 23, 2019, Atlanta, GA
Annual Disclosure Documents 2019: Current Developments and Best Practices, Monday, December 09, 2019, Atlanta, GA
Annual Disclosure Documents 2019: Current Developments and Best Practices, Monday, December 09, 2019, Boston, MA
Annual Disclosure Documents 2019: Current Developments and Best Practices, Monday, December 09, 2019, Mechanicsburg, PA
Annual Disclosure Documents 2019: Current Developments and Best Practices, Monday, December 09, 2019, Cleveland, OH
Annual Disclosure Documents 2019: Current Developments and Best Practices, Monday, December 09, 2019, New Brunswick , NJ
Annual Disclosure Documents 2019: Current Developments and Best Practices, Monday, December 09, 2019, Pittsburgh, PA
Annual Disclosure Documents 2019: Current Developments and Best Practices, Monday, December 09, 2019, Philadelphia, PA
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