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Rani Doyle

Rani Doyle


Washington , DC, USA

Rani Doyle counsels public and private clients on securities law, corporate governance, disclosure, and other regulatory matters. She also handles capital markets transactions. With the knowledge she gained as a Special Counsel with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and her background as co-general counsel for a publicly traded global asset management company, Rani guides clients through the SEC’s registration process, including for initial public offerings, and advises on SEC–related disclosure and financial reporting issues and the formulation and implementation of governance and compliance policies and practices. She represents public companies and their boards of directors, Fortune 500 companies, venture-backed firms, hedge funds, and nonprofit organizations.

Representative matters include advising on SEC reporting requirements, proxy disclosures, director independence matters, issues relating to bylaws and other organizational documents, board and committee charters and governance guidelines, and other key company policies and procedures, including internal policies and procedures relating to disclosure controls and procedures, internal controls, and other compliance matters. Rani has provided guidance to clients and participated in the implementation of enterprise risk management programs and other key issues relating to internal and external auditing matters. Rani also counsels public companies on shareholder activism issues, including shareholder proposals and preparing for and responding to hedge fund and corporate governance activism. 

After working as an associate at Morgan Lewis, Rani joined the legal department of client Och-Ziff Capital Management LLC as Managing Director, General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary. In that role, she managed Och-Ziff’s initial public offering and listing on the NYSE. She led Och-Ziff's transition from a private hedge fund to a public company, and guided the development of Och-Ziff's public company governance standards; its accounting, internal auditing, and investor relations functions; as well as its development and implementation of internal controls and disclosure procedures and enterprise risk management system. Rani advised Och-Ziff's senior management and board of directors on a wide range of corporate governance, strategic, and federal regulatory and securities law matters, including the Dodd-Frank Act. She also was responsible for managing director onboarding and training and board and committee agendas, calendars, and meetings.

Rani rejoined the Morgan Lewis team as a partner in 2014.

Rani is chair of the ABA’s Subcommittee on Securities Registration, Vice-Chair of the ABA’s Law and Accounting Committee, and a member of the National Conference of Lawyers and CPAs. She speaks frequently at conferences and continuing legal education programs on public and private financings, corporate reporting and governance.


Listed, The Legal 500 US for Capital markets: debt offerings (2015)


  • District of Columbia
  • New Jersey
  • New York


  • New York Law School, J.D.
  • Rutgers University, B.A.



Rani Doyle is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment A Global Perspective on Corporate Governance - Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2018, Thursday, April 19, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio A Global Perspective on Corporate Governance - A Global Perspective on Corporate Governance, Thursday, April 19, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg A Global Perspective on Corporate Governance - A Global Perspective on Corporate Governance, Thursday, April 19, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2018, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, New York, NY

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