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William H. Hinman

William H. Hinman

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


William H. Hinman was named Director of the Division of Corporation Finance in May 2017. The Division seeks to ensure that investors are provided with material information in order to make informed investment decisions, provides interpretive assistance to companies with respect to SEC rules, and makes recommendations to the Commission regarding new and existing rules.

Before serving at the Commission, Mr. Hinman was a partner in the Silicon Valley office of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, where he practiced in the corporate finance group. He has advised issuers and underwriters in capital raising transactions and corporate acquisitions in a wide range of industries, including technology, e-commerce, and the life-sciences.

Prior to joining Simpson Thacher in 2000, Mr. Hinman was the managing partner of Shearman & Sterling’s San Francisco and Menlo Park offices. He received his B.A. from Michigan State University with honors in 1977 and his J.D. in 1980 from Cornell University Law School, where he was a member of the Editorial Board of the Cornell Law Review. He is a member of the Bar Association of the State of California and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. Mr. Hinman also is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.
William H. Hinman is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Hot Topics at the Division of Corporation Finance - 49th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Monday, November 13, 2017
Regulatory Developments Affecting the Capital Markets in the U.S. - Seventeenth Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe: Practical Implications of U.S. Law on EU Practice, Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Corporation Finance - The SEC Speaks in 2018, Tuesday, February 27, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Hot Topics at the Division of Corporation Finance - Hot Topics at the Division of Corporation Finance, Monday, November 13, 2017
Regulatory Developments Affecting the Capital Markets in the U.S. - Regulatory Developments Affecting the Capital Markets in the U.S., Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Corporation Finance - Corporation Finance, Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Hot Topics at the Division of Corporation Finance - Hot Topics at the Division of Corporation Finance, Monday, November 13, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Hot Topics at the Division of Corporation Finance - Hot Topics at the Division of Corporation Finance, Monday, November 13, 2017
Regulatory Developments Affecting the Capital Markets in the U.S. - Regulatory Developments Affecting the Capital Markets in the U.S., Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Corporation Finance - Corporation Finance, Tuesday, February 27, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs 49th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Sunday, December 03, 2017, New York, NY
Seventeenth Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe: Practical Implications of U.S. Law on EU Practice, Friday, February 09, 2018, London
The SEC Speaks in 2018, Saturday, March 03, 2018, Washington, DC
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks The SEC Speaks in 2018
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