John Lawrence advises clients in connection with capital markets transactions, corporate governance, and securities regulation.
John advises issuers, underwriters and selling securityholders spanning industries including banking, consumer products, energy, fashion, food products, homebuilding, mining, retail, shipping, technology, and telecommunications. Clients seek John’s representation in initial public offerings, follow-on and secondary equity offerings, high-yield and investment-grade debt offerings, spin-offs, acquisition financings, tender offers, and exchange offers.
In addition to providing counsel throughout the IPO process, John has significant experience guiding clients through the matters that arise after a company goes public. Clients appreciate his deep and practical understanding of Exchange Act reporting, corporate governance. and securities regulation, including disclosure and compliance matters involving domestic and foreign regulatory bodies.
News releases |Fried Frank Elects 12 Partners and Promotes 11 Special Counsel⟶
Client memorandum |SEC Adopts Amendments to Rule 10b5-1 and Related Disclosure Obligations⟶
Client memorandum |SEC Issues Updates to Non-GAAP Financial Measures Compliance & Disclosure Interpretations⟶
Client memorandum |Far-Reaching Rules Proposed by SEC Would Transform SPAC Process to Make It More Burdensome than a Traditional IPO⟶
Client memorandum |SEC Proposes Updates to Regulation S-X Disclosure Rules for Acquisitions and Dispositions⟶