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Michele M. Anderson

Michele M. Anderson

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Associate Director (Legal), Division of Corporation Finance
Washington, DC, USA


Michele M. Anderson is an Associate Director for Disclosure Operations in the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. As a member of the Division’s senior leadership team, Ms. Anderson is responsible for oversight of the disclosure review program for public companies and the work of the Division’s Office of Mergers and Acquisitions. She also oversees rulemaking initiatives and no-action, interpretive, and exemptive positions taken by the Division on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions transactions.

Ms. Anderson has been a member of the staff at the SEC since 1998. From 2008 to 2015, she served as Chief of the Division of Corporation Finance’s Office of Mergers and Acquisitions, overseeing the regulation of domestic and cross-border M&A transactions as well as the statutory and regulatory interpretive functions of the SEC as they relate to tender offers, mergers, contested and other non-routine proxy solicitations, going private transactions, reorganizations, debt restructurings and beneficial ownership reporting. Prior to that, she served in a variety of positions in the Division, including branch chief of the group responsible for the review of the federal securities law filings, including registration statements, periodic reports and proxy materials, made by telecommunication companies and service providers. 

In addition to her duties at the SEC, Ms. Anderson served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center, where she taught the course “Takeovers, Mergers and Acquisitions.” She received her B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Colorado at Boulder and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Colorado Law School.
Michele M. Anderson is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Workshop A: Corporation Finance - The SEC Speaks in 2018, Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Corporate Activism and Engagement: The New Normal - 50th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Monday, November 12, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Workshop A: Corporation Finance - Workshop A: Corporation Finance, Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Corporate Activism and Engagement: The New Normal - Corporate Activism and Engagement: The New Normal, Monday, November 12, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Workshop A: Corporation Finance - Workshop A: Corporation Finance, Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Corporate Activism and Engagement: The New Normal - Corporate Activism and Engagement: The New Normal, Monday, November 12, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Workshop A: Corporation Finance - Workshop A: Corporation Finance, Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Corporate Activism and Engagement: The New Normal - Corporate Activism and Engagement: The New Normal, Monday, November 12, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs The SEC Speaks in 2018, Saturday, March 03, 2018, Washington, DC
50th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Friday, November 16, 2018, New York, NY
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