With a long-standing tradition, The Corporate Counsel
and The Corporate Executive are an educational service that
provides practical guidance on legal issues involving corporate and securities
regulation as well as corporate governance. With Dave Lynn and Barbara Baksa - assisted by
Marty Dunn, Alan Dye, Mike Melbinger, John Jenkins and Broc Romanek - at the helm, these
experts have well over 100 years worth of combined expertise.
Dave Lynn is a Partner in the Washington D.C. Office of Jenner & Block. Mr. Lynn is also Editor of TheCorporateCounsel.net, CompensationStandards.com, and The Corporate Executive, and is the co-author of The Executive Compensation Disclosure Treatise and Reporting Guide.
His practice is focused on advising a wide range of clients on SEC matters, securities transactions and corporate governance. Mr. Lynn was the Chief Counsel of the SEC's Division of Corporation Finance from 2003-2007, where he led the rulemaking team that drafted sweeping revisions to the SEC's executive compensation and related party disclosure rules.
Mr. Lynn initially served on the SEC Staff from 1995-2000 as an Attorney-Advisor and subsequently a Special Counsel in the Division of Corporation Finance.
While in private practice from 2000-2003, he advised clients on SEC investigations, securities transactions, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance.
Mr. Lynn has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he taught a course in corporate governance.
Alan Dye contributes regularly to The Corporate Counsel and serves as Editor of Section16.net - as well as a Partner with Lovells LLP, where he specializes in securities matters.
Before joining Hogan Lovells, Alan spent two years at the SEC's Division of Corporation Finance and served for two years as Special Counsel to the SEC Chairman.
He has written extensively on various issues under the federal securities laws, including his co-authorship of the Section 16 Treatise and
Reporting Guide, the Section 16 Forms and Filings Handbook, and the
Comprehensive Section 16 Deskbook.
John Jenkins is Editor of TheCorporateCounsel.net, CompensationStandards.com, DealLawyers.com and the Deal Lawyers print newsletter.
He also is a Partner in the Cleveland office of Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP, where he advises clients on capital markets transactions and SEC compliance, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate matters.
John also serves as a member of the firm's executive committee.
He frequently writes and speaks about corporate and securities law, and previously served as an adjunct faculty member at The Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University, where he taught a course in mergers and acquisitions law for a decade.
Barbara Baksa serves as Editor of The Corporate Executive and as the Executive Director of the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals.
Recognized as one of the country's leading authorities on compensation planning and stock plan administration, Barbara has been a leader in the industry for years and currently serves on the advisory boards of the Certified Equity Professionals Institute and the National College of Ireland's Masters program in Employee Share Ownership.
Mike Melbinger is a Partner in Winston & Strawn's Employee Benefits
and Executive Compensation Practice, which has been recognized in the past year
by Chambers, U.S. & World Report-Best Lawyers, and The
Legal 500. Mr. Melbinger works out of the firm's Chicago office and
practices exclusively in the area of executive compensation and employee
retirement benefit issues for corporations, boards of directors, partnerships,
executives, and fiduciaries.
Broc Romanek is Editor of TheCorporateCounsel.net, CompensationStandards.com, DealLawyers.com and CorporateAffairs.tv - as well as two print newsletters, Deal Lawyers and the Corporate Governance Advisor.
Before that, Broc was founder and editor of RealCorporateLawyer.com, served as Assistant General Counsel at a Fortune 50 company, was in the Office of Chief Counsel of the SEC's Division of Corporation Finance, acted as Counselor to former SEC Commissioner Unger and was in private practice. Broc frequently writes and speaks about corporate and securities law;
he used to teach a MBA corporate governance class, as well as a securities law class, at George Mason University - and used to serve on the Advisory Council for the SEC Historical Society. He also is a former two-term National Board for the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals and has served as President of the Society's Mid-Atlantic Chapter four different times (he has served on that chapter's advisory board for 20 years).
He also has served as Chair of the Association of Corporate Counsel's Corporate & Securities Law Committee. Broc is a member of the Maryland, DC (inactive) and Supreme Court bars.
Broc also serves as producer & host of "Big Legal Minds," a podcast series filled with the latest news - and interviews of the most interesting people - in the corporate & securities law/corporate governance community.