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Paul M. Dudek

Paul M. Dudek

Latham & Watkins LLP

Washington, D.C., DC, USA


Paul Dudek is counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Dudek joins Latham after 23 years as Chief of the Office of International Corporate Finance in the US Securities Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Division of Corporation Finance.

Profile

Mr. Dudek’s practice covers all aspects of cross-border capital market transactions involving non-US companies and sovereigns, as well as related regulatory matters.

In his previous role, Mr. Dudek oversaw the Office’s efforts to develop and implement rulemaking initiatives and interpretive policies pertaining to US public and private offerings, listings and other transactions and periodic reporting by foreign private issuers in the US and multinational offerings by foreign and domestic issuers, especially with respect to Regulation S, Rule 144A, Form 20-F and Securities Act and Exchange Act filings by foreign private issuers, the Multijurisdictional Disclosure System (MJDS), American depositary receipts (ADRs) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

Mr Dudek has deep and rich experience in SEC registrations. During his tenure as Office Chief, more than 2,000 foreign private issuers completed their initial registrations with the SEC, including through traditional global or US-only IPOs, privatizations, spin-offs, straight listings and M&A transactions, and many sovereign issuers completed their initial US registered debt offerings. Similarly in that time, numerous foreign corporate and governmental issuers effected a wide range of follow-on capital markets transactions in SEC registered offerings.

Among his recent efforts, Mr. Dudek led various initiatives relating to IFRS, and he helped implement rulewriting and other projects under the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 and the JOBS Act of 2012, including projects relating to cross-border derivatives transactions, the extra-territorial application of the anti-fraud provisions of the federal securities laws, and amendments to Rule 144A.

Mr. Dudek also served as the Commission’s representative to the Corporate Governance Committee of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). He completed significant work relating to international organizations, including the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) and the Financial Stability Board.

Prior to joining the SEC, Mr. Dudek was in private practice in New York, where he advised a range of foreign and US companies and financial intermediaries on capital markets transactions.

Mr. Dudek was an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center.

Thought Leadership

Mr. Dudek is frequently asked to speak and write on emerging industry topics, including:

Speaking

  • Sole speaker, “Public Offerings in the United States,” China Securities Regulatory Commission (2014)
  • Keynote Speaker, Practising Law Institute – Annual Securities Law Institutes (2013)
  • Lead Presenter, SEC International Technical Assistance Programs in Turkey (2010-2011)
  • Testified, Congressional US-China Security and Economic Review Commission (2010)
  • Co-Moderator, “Practical Issues Surrounding the Use of IFRS in the US in Recent Years,” SEC Public Roundtable (2007

Writing

  • “The SEC and Foreign Private Issuers,” US Securities Laws and Foreign Private Issuers (2007)
  • “SEC Disclosure Requirements,” Zugang zum US-Kapitalmarkt für Deutsche Aktiengesellschaften (1998)

Education

JD, New York University School of Law, cum laude, Order of the Coif

BA, Fordham University, Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude

Bar Qualifications

District of Columbia, New York

Languages

English

Paul M. Dudek is associated with the following items:
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Defining Foreign Private Issuers: Are You a Wizard or a Muggle? (February 8, 2017) - Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2017, Thursday, April 20, 2017
Financial Statement Requirements in US Securities Offerings: What Non-US Issuers Need to Know - Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2017, Thursday, April 20, 2017
Securities Act Rules Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations - Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2017, Thursday, April 20, 2017
The Latham FPI Guide: Accessing the US Capital Markets From Outside the United States, 2015 Edition - Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2017, Thursday, April 20, 2017
Paul M. Dudek, Applying Morrison to American Depositary Receipts, Insights, Volume 31, Number 2, February 2017 - Fifth Annual Institute on Corporate & Securities Law in Hong Kong 2017, Thursday, May 18, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2017, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, New York, NY
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Accessing the U.S. Capital Markets: What Foreign Governments Need to Know, Thursday, June 29, 2017
XBRL is Here for FPIs Using IFRS, Friday, October 13, 2017
Audio Only On-Demand Web  Audio Only On-Demand Web Accessing the U.S. Capital Markets: What Foreign Governments Need to Know - Accessing the U.S. Capital Markets: What Foreign Governments Need to Know, Friday, June 30, 2017
XBRL is Here for FPIs Using IFRS - XBRL is Here for FPIs Using IFRS, Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Accessing the U.S. Capital Markets: What Foreign Governments Need to Know - Accessing the U.S. Capital Markets: What Foreign Governments Need to Know, Friday, June 30, 2017
XBRL is Here for FPIs Using IFRS - XBRL is Here for FPIs Using IFRS, Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2018, Wednesday, April 18, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2018, Wednesday, April 18, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2018, Wednesday, April 18, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2018, Wednesday, April 18, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2018, Wednesday, April 18, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
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