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R. Douglas Harmon

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Doug Harmon heads the firm’s Securities & Corporate Governance Group. With more than 30 years of experience, he represents domestic and international public and private entities in a full array of securities and corporate governance matters. Mr. Harmon’s practice also includes executive compensation, risk management, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters. He has worked with clients from a wide range of industries, including energy, financial services, manufacturing, retail, sports and entertainment and technology.

Mr. Harmon has been honored as one of Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America in Securities Law since 2007.

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Featured Experience

  • Advises organizations on the ever-changing corporate governance landscape in a manner that best suits their unique business goals and corporate culture
  • Counsels public company executives and directors regarding sensitive disclosure issues, including SEC compliance and reporting and shareholder interactions
  • Provides experienced, practical advice regarding all types of corporate financings, including high-yield, investment grade and convertible debt offerings, primary and secondary equity offerings, tender and exchange offers, acquisition financing, initial public offerings and private placements
  • Leads a variety of corporate transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, spinoffs and venture capital and private equity investments
  • Assists with the development and implementation of ethics and compliance programs tailored to the particular business needs and risks of an organization

Representative Matters

  • Led a public equity offering by a regulated entity that included a derivative forward sale component
  • Completed a complex debt restructuring during the recent recession that included a Rule 144A/Regulation S private placement, registered exchange offer, tender offer redemption of existing debt and bank credit facility amendment and restatement
  • Advised the special committee of the board of directors of a distressed financial institution regarding its successful merger into another distressed financial institution
  • Advised a national financial institution on securities registration and compliance matters in connection with a series of more than ten consolidation acquisitions
  • Co-developed a proprietary road map to assist companies with the design and implementation of effective enterprise risk management policies and processes

Honors & Awards

  • Woodward/White's The Best Lawyers in America in Securities Law, 2007-2015; Mutual Funds Law, 2012-2015; Securities Regulation, 2015
  • Phi Beta Kappa