John Beckman > Hogan Lovells US LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Hogan Lovells US LLP
United States

Work Department

Corporate and Finance


Head of U.S. Securities and Public Company Advisory


John Beckman helps his clients navigate the ever-changing public company landscape. He focuses on SEC disclosure, financial and accounting issues, proxy solicitations, insider trading, state corporate law issues, strategic transactions, and corporate governance.

As the leader of the firm’s U.S. Securities and Public Company Advisory practice, John’s focus is on representing public companies and their boards on their most important matters. John frequently represents public companies and boards of directors on strategic transactions, including strategic review processes and unsolicited takeover proposals, financial restatements, and shareholder interactions, including shareholder engagement and proxy contests. He has over 20 years of experience advising clients on a broad range of complex transactions, such as mergers, acquisitions, tender offers, divestitures, spin-offs, dividends and distributions, capital markets financings and recapitalizations.

John serves as regular outside securities and corporate governance counsel to numerous NYSE and NASDAQ listed companies. In addition, John is regularly engaged as special counsel by other law firms, companies, and boards to advise on corporate governance matters, crises, and special situations.

John is nationally recognized as a leading lawyer in corporate governance and public company representations.


Member, Business Law Section, American Bar Association


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

B.S., Towson University, 1994

Lawyer Rankings

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

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John BeckmanHogan 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.