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Hogan Lovells US LLP
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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

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

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Combining ‘cutting-edge expertise with down-to-earth practicality’, Hogan Lovells US LLP’s full-service group acts for an ever-growing roster of preeminent public companies, ranging from companies freshly entering the public markets to well-established Fortune 500 names the likes of Dell Technologies and Colgate-Palmolive Company. The department has extensive experience advising clients on their compliance with the rules of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC); Alan Dye (who ‘needs no added credibility when it comes to his SEC expertise’) and Alex Bahn are widely recognized experts in this realm. The team has also been very active in matters relating to the Covid-19 pandemic; in a standout highlight, it advised Papa John’s International on staff relocation and executive functions issues concerning the company’s reorganization and newly opened headquarters in Georgia. The practice group also saw a number of personnel changes in 2020. John Beckman (‘his ethics and integrity are impeccable’) took over leadership of the team from Dye; Matt Thomson left the firm for an in-house role in September; and capital markets specialist Richard Aftanas joined the New York-based team from Kirkland & Ellis LLP.