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Hogan Lovells US LLP
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John Beckman helps his clients navigate the ever-changing public company landscape. He focuses on Securities and Exchange Commission disclosure, stock exchange listing requirements, financial and accounting issues, proxy solicitations, insider trading, state corporate law issues, transactions, and corporate governance. John frequently represents companies in connection with shareholder interactions, including hostile situations such as proxy contests.

As co-leader of the firm’s Public Company Advisory practice, John’s focus is on representing public companies and their boards on strategic matters. He helps clients in a broad range of complex corporate transactions, such as mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, spin-offs, dividends and distributions, tender offers, exchange offers, and recapitalizations.


Member, Business Law Section, American Bar Association


J.D., University of Baltimore School of Law, magna cum laude, 1997

B.S., Towson University, 1994

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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.