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R. Douglas Harmon


Doug Harmon leads the firm’s Securities & Corporate Governance group, its Public Company Growth & Compliance group and co-leads the Governance, Risk & Compliance group. With more than 30 years of experience, he represents domestic and international public and private entities in a full array of capital markets and finance, merger and acquisition, securities compliance and corporate governance matters.

Doug's practice also includes executive compensation, risk management 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.

He has been honored as one of Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America in Securities Law since 2007 and is a member of the Energy Bar Association.

Doug is also the firm’s head of strategic growth, including lateral partner hiring and geographic expansion.

Results By the Numbers

  • 0 Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers for 2016
  • 0 Attorneys in 7 offices

Representative Experience

  • All types of domestic and international capital market transactions, 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
  • Corporate finance transactions, including secured and unsecured credit facilities, commercial paper programs, debt and equity restructurings, stock repurchases and special dividends
  • Mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, spinoffs and venture capital, private equity investments and other business combinations
  • SEC and stock exchange reporting and disclosure obligations, and related compliance matters
  • All types of governance policies and procedures and governance activities, including special board committee matters
  • Development and implementation of ethics and compliance programs
  • Implemented a $170 million at-the-market equity offering program
  • Provided securities disclosure and compliance advice regarding the $4.5 billion merger of two public companies
  • Led a $100 million sale of a manufacturing business to a private equity fund
  • 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
  • Codeveloped a proprietary road map to assist companies with the design and implementation of effective enterprise risk management policies and processes

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Honors & Awards

  • Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America in Mutual Funds Law and Securities / Capital Markets Law, 2007-2017; Securities Regulation, 2011-2017
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ in Securities & Corporate Governance; Mergers; Acquisitions & Joint Ventures; Venture Capital & Emerging Companies; Corporate; Business Law; Enterprise Risk Management
  • Phi Beta Kappa