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Hogan Lovells US LLP
United States

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Public companies have sought Alan Dye’s advice on complex securities law issues since he left the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in 1986. Best known for his co-authorship (with Peter Romeo) of the leading treatise on Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act, Alan is a go-to lawyer for boards and general counsels seeking to navigate the often inter-related requirements of SEC rules and stock exchange listing standards.

His clients benefit from his vast knowledge, particularly regarding SEC disclosures, board and committee structure and composition, executive compensation, and compliance policies. As the annual meeting of shareholders becomes a year-long process, corporate secretaries turn to Alan for help with shareholder engagement, responding to shareholder proposals, structuring and disclosing executive compensation, and addressing the policies and recommendations of proxy advisory firms.

As a nationally recognized authority on stock trading issues, Alan helps public companies with both drafting their insider trading policies and pre-clearing insider transactions in company securities. Stock traders, too, turn to Alan for advice regarding the SEC’s complex stock trading rules. Alan helps investment funds avoid Section 16(b) liability traps and defend their transactions against the 16(b) plaintiffs’ bar, and helps major brokerage houses comply with Rule 144 and administer Rule 10b5-1 trading plans.




Former Chairman, Securities, Commodities and Exchange Committee, Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Section, American Bar Association
Member, Advisory Board, National Association of Stock Plan Professionals
Member, Advisory Board, Securities Regulation Law Journal
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Securities Law Committee of Society for Corporate Governance
Member, Board of Trustees, SEC Historical Society, 2018


J.D., The University of Georgia, salutatorian, Order of the Coif, 1978
B.A., Emory University, with high honors, 1975

Lawyer Rankings

United States > M&A/corporate and commercial > Corporate governance

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Alan DyeHogan Lovells US LLP

Hogan Lovells US LLP‘s securities and public company advisory practice is ‘highly knowledgeable about the latest trends in corporate governance’. The team comprises a host of former senior US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) staff members, and a name to note in the SEC compliance space is Alan Dye. An ongoing area of focus for the group is its advice to companies recovering from the impact of Covid-19; notable work included Alex Bahn  and others assisting Choice Hotels International with numerous disclosure and governance matters related to the pandemic. The practice is led by John Beckman, who ‘quickly helps prepare pragmatic solutions appropriate to the specific industry and client in question‘. In New York,  Lillian Tsu left the firm for Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in September 2021. Unless otherwise specified, all named lawyers are based in Washington DC.