James A. Mercer III

Mr. Mercer is the Managing Partner in the firm’s London office and a member of the Corporate Practice Group. He previously served as co-chairman of the Corporate Practice Group, led the Capital Markets practice, and managed the firm’s China desk.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Mercer practices in the area of corporate law, with an emphasis in United States and cross-border capital markets and merger and acquisition transactions.

Mr. Mercer represents U.S. and international companies in public and private offerings of securities including initial public offerings, secondary public offerings, registered direct offerings, as well as PIPEs, Regulation D, Regulation S and Rule 144A private placements. He regularly counsels publicly traded companies in SEC regulatory matters, including periodic reporting and disclosure, Sarbanes Oxley and Dodd Frank compliance.

Mr. Mercer also advises on U.S. and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. He advises privately held as well as publicly traded companies across a wide variety of industries in asset sales, stock sales, mergers, triangular mergers, and other business combinations.

From 1999 to 2004, Mr. Mercer was general counsel and chief financial officer of a Nasdaq-listed telecommunications software company.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Corporate, 2) Capital Markets, 3) Mergers and Acquisitions, 4) Public Company Corporate Governance and Compliance and 5) Private Wealth Services
Law School The University of Southern California Law School (J.D., 1989)
Education University of California, Los Angeles (B.A., 1983)
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association
Most recent firm Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
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