The Compliance Partners have made alliances with legal firms to better serve your compliance needs related to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
- Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz:
Baker Donelson is one of the 200 largest law firms in the country. Through strategic acquisitions and mergers over the past century, the Firm has grown to include over 370 attorneys and public policy advisors in ten offices across the southeastern United States including Washington, D.C. as well as a representative office in Beijing, China.
> > Gary M. Brown, Shareholder:
Gary M. Brown, shareholder in the Nashville, TN and Washington, DC offices, is the Chair of Baker Donelson's Business Department, which includes the securities and mergers and acquisitions practice groups. Mr. Brown has counseled boards of directors of companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange, American Stock Exchange, Toronto Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. He has extensive experience in SEC and stock exchange regulatory compliance and corporate governance, as well as accounting, corporate investigation, public disclosure and investor relations issues. His practice centers on advising public companies and their officers and directors on corporate governance, securities and other compliance issues. Mr. Brown's experience also includes complex mergers and acquisitions and other public transactions.
Since 1994, Mr. Brown has taught corporate and securities law at the Vanderbilt University School of
Law and has been a frequent instructor at securities programs for the Practicing Law Institute. He also
frequently speaks and writes on areas including corporate governance and the reporting and disclosure
obligations of public companies. Since 1994, Mr. Brown has been listed in Best Lawyers in America.
During 2002, Mr. Brown served as Special Counsel (Minority) to the United States Senate's
Governmental Affairs Committee in its investigation of the collapse of Enron Corp. While serving in the
Senate, he also worked with the Committee's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations ("PSI") and provided
advice on aspects of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act while the legislation was being debated in the Senate. In his role
as Special Counsel, Mr. Brown:
- Participated in PSI’s report “The Role of the Board of Directors in Enron’s Collapse.”
- Led the Republican portion of the investigation leading to and the preparation of the Committee’s bipartisan report “Financial Oversight of Enron: The SEC and Private Sector Watchdogs.”
- Led the Republican portion of the investigation leading to and testified in PSI’s hearings “The Role of the Financial Institutions in Enron’s Collapse.”
- Led the Republican portion of the investigation leading to the Committee’s hearing “Asleep at the Switch: FERC’s Oversight of Enron Corporation.”
- Led the Republican portion of the investigation leading to and the preparation of the Committee's report “Enron's Credit Rating: Enron's Bankers' Contacts With Moody's and Government Officials.”
- Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young LLP:
Since 1926, Stradley Ronon has provided solutions to companies in industries ranging from financial services to manufacturing to health care. John Baker, a securities lawyer at the Washington, D.C. office of Stradley Ronon Stevens &; Young, LLP, moderates FundLaw a discussion group about securities law and related developments, especially legal issues relating to investment management.
David C. Franceski:
Securities litigation, Brokers and dealers
John M. Baker:
Investment management, Financial services, Alternative investments and Product, hedge funds
Joel E. Rappoport:
Business law, Financial services Banking and commercial finance, mergers and acquisitions, IPO’s, Securities, Technology, Hi-Tech Companies and Banks