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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 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 the oversight of the work of the Division’s Office of Mergers and Acquisitions and its Office of International Corporate Finance.  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, multinational offerings, and offerings by foreign issuers in the United States.

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 Corporation Finance - SEC Speaks in 2017, Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Engagement Today: Revisiting the Relationship with Shareholders - 49th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Monday, November 13, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Corporation Finance - Corporation Finance, Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Engagement Today: Revisiting the Relationship with Shareholders - Engagement Today: Revisiting the Relationship with Shareholders, Monday, November 13, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Corporation Finance - Corporation Finance, Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Engagement Today: Revisiting the Relationship with Shareholders - Engagement Today: Revisiting the Relationship with Shareholders, Monday, November 13, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs SEC Speaks in 2017, Friday, March 03, 2017, Washington, DC
49th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Sunday, December 03, 2017, New York, NY
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