1333 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
New York City, New York 20036
Bruce S. Mendelsohn focuses on securities matters, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and counseling boards of directors and board committees.
Practice & Background
Mr. Mendelsohn has held various management positions in the firm, including head of the firm’s securities and corporate finance practice, member of the management committee and head of the Washington, D.C. corporate practice.
Mr. Mendelsohn has extensive experience in public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, representing both issuers and underwriters. His practice also involves mergers and acquisitions of both public and private companies, as well as related regulatory issues. He also represents boards of directors, audit committees and special committees on sensitive corporate governance and disclosure issues and has conducted a number of internal investigations for major corporations concerning issues related to accounting, related party transactions, disclosure and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. He has also represented corporations and individuals in investigations and inquiries by the SEC, FINRA, NYSE and Nasdaq and with respect to internal investigations.
Prior to joining Akin Gump in 1983, Mr. Mendelsohn held various positions at the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Chief of the Office of Regulatory Policy in the Division of Investment Management (1982-1983) counsel to Commissioner John R. Evans (1980-1982) and attorney-advisor and special counsel in the Division of Corporation Finance (1977-1980).
Mr. Mendelsohn is often quoted by major publications and news sources on securities and corporate governance matters.
Mr. Mendelsohn received his B.A. with honors in 1974 and his J.D. with honors in 1977 from the University of Maryland, and is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the national business honor society.
Mr. Mendelsohn is involved in community, civic and charitable activities that include being a member of the Board of Visitors of the University of Maryland School of Law.
Awards & Accolades
The Best Lawyers in America (2006-2015)
The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers (2007)
The International Who’s Who of Capital Markets Lawyers (2007)
NACD’s “Top Ten Topics for Directors” series
IIR’s Annual Private Equity Markets Summit
NYSE Corporate Directors Institute at Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law
Annual Conference of the Association of Corporate Counsel
Texas General Counsel Forum
American Bar Association Annual Meeting, Section of Public Utility, Communications & Transportation Law
The Today Show and NBC Nightly News.
|Areas of Practice||1) Capital Markets, 2) Corporate, 3) Corporate Governance, 4) Global Investigations and Compliance, 5) Mergers and Acquisitions, 6) Private Equity, 7) Private Equity Transactions and 8) North America|
|Law School||University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1977|
|Education||University of Maryland, College Park, B.S.,, 1974|
|Bar Member / Association||District of Columbia Bar Association, Maryland State Bar Association, New York State Bar Association|
|Most recent firm||Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP|
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