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Amy Bowerman Freed

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Position

Amy represents issuers and investment banks in private and public offerings. She counsels boards of directors of public and private companies on corporate governance issues and provides advice on disclosure and other requirements of the securities laws. Amy's practice focuses on Dodd Frank Act and Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance issues. Amy's representation encompasses companies and transactions in a variety of industries. Her practice includes the representation of foreign corporate issuers in connection with their securities activities in the United States.

Career

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Amy was the Deputy Chief Counsel of the Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Corporation Finance. Previously, she served as Special Counsel in the Division's Office of Chief Counsel and prior to that as an examiner of registration statements, periodic reports, and other SEC filings.

Member

National Association of Securities Dealers, National Adjudicatory Council; Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center; Faculty, ALI-ABA, Securities Law for Non-Securities Lawyers

Education

J.D., University of Baltimore School of Law, 1988; B.A., Tulane University, 1985


United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

Corporate governance

Within: Corporate governance

Hogan Lovells US LLP 'takes the time to learn its clients' businesses and is able to provide practical advice based on the key considerations'. John Beckman and Joe Connolly advised Papa John's Pizza on corporate governance issues after relations broke down between the company and its 30% owner, founder and former CEO and chairman John Schnatter following several controversial racially-tinged comments made by the company founder. Beckman and Eve Howard also advised Equifax on securities disclosures surrounding a data breach. Contacts in Washington DC include Alan Dye and Alex Bahn, both of whom are 'very responsive and provide sound, practical advice' on executive exits. In Baltimore, Amy Bowerman Freed advised 21st Century Fox on the SEC disclosure issues surrounding its sale to The Walt Disney Company. Brown-Forman Corporation is another client.

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