John Granda is the Chair of the Firm’s Corporate Finance Division which includes the following Practice Groups: Capital Markets; Governance, Risk and Compliance; M&A; Private Equity; Public Companies and Securities; Investment Management; Structured Finance and Securitization; and Venture Capital and Emerging Companies. He is also a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors. He serves as outside general counsel to a wide range of publicly- and privately-held businesses.
John served for a five-year period as a member of the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C., including serving as counsel to SEC Commissioner John Evans. While serving as Special Counsel on the Williams Act in the SEC's Division of Corporation Finance, he was a principal draftsman of Regulations 14D and 14E governing tender offers, Regulation 13 D-G governing the reporting of securities ownership and takeover intentions and Rule 13e-3 governing going private transactions.
His experience encompasses taking the lead on all manner of corporate legal matters, including: securities offerings, mergers, acquisitions, tender and exchange offers, takeover defense, proxy contests, going private, LBOs, SEC reporting and compliance, leveraged recapitalizations, spin-offs, joint ventures, strategic alliances, compliance programs, special committees, internal investigations, SEC enforcement and corporate governance.