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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
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters 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
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
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, 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
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
Web Segment  Web Segment Disclosure Practices and Challenges - Annual Disclosure Documents 2017, Thursday, December 14, 2017
Ethics and Whistleblower Developments: Challenges to Be Aware of When Preparing and Reviewing Disclosure Documents - Annual Disclosure Documents 2017, Thursday, December 14, 2017
Corporation Finance Developments and Priorities - Annual Disclosure Documents 2017, Thursday, December 14, 2017
Regulation A Offerings - Private Placement and Hybrid Securities Offerings 2018, Wednesday, May 23, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio 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 14, 2017
Disclosure Practices and Challenges - Disclosure Practices and Challenges, Thursday, December 14, 2017
Corporation Finance Developments and Priorities - Corporation Finance Developments and Priorities, Thursday, December 14, 2017
Regulation A Offerings - Regulation A Offerings, Wednesday, May 23, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg 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 14, 2017
Corporation Finance Developments and Priorities - Corporation Finance Developments and Priorities, Thursday, December 14, 2017
Disclosure Practices and Challenges - Disclosure Practices and Challenges, Thursday, December 14, 2017
Regulation A Offerings - Regulation A Offerings, Wednesday, May 23, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Annual Disclosure Documents 2017, Tuesday, December 19, 2017, New York, NY
Private Placement and Hybrid Securities Offerings 2018, Tuesday, May 29, 2018, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Monday, December 10, 2018, New York, NY
Annual Disclosure Documents 2019: Current Developments and Best Practices, Monday, December 09, 2019, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Monday, December 10, 2018, 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 Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Monday, December 10, 2018, Boston, MA
Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Monday, December 10, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Monday, December 10, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Monday, December 10, 2018, Cleveland, OH
Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Monday, December 10, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Monday, December 10, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Monday, December 10, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Monday, December 10, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
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