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

Hogan Lovells US LLP
United States

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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

Lawyer Rankings

United States > M&A/corporate and commercial > Shareholder activism

Hogan Lovells US LLP has successfully defended well-known companies against activist investors. Key contacts in this practice area include Matt Thomson and John Beckman in Washington DC, and Paul Hilton in Denver. Hilton leads the firm’s US public company practice.

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

Rated for their ‘skill, integrity, and 24/7 attention‘, the lawyers at Hogan Lovells US LLP are highly experienced in advising large organizations on governance issues. Led by Alan Dye, a key contact for Section 16 compliance, the team is active in advising Fortune 500 companies on cutting-edge governance issues. A recent example was the team’s work for Equifax following its high-profile cybersecurity incident, wherein the team assisted with SEC disclosures and financial reporting issues related to Equifax’s settlement of class action litigation and changes made to the company’s corporate governance. Other key contacts include the ‘outstanding’ John Beckman and Joseph Connolly, who together advised Papa John’s on a dispute between the board and founder John Schnatter. Eve Howard and Alex Bahn are also recommended. All named attorneys are based in Washington DC.