Candace Jackson is an associate in the Chicago office of Mayer Brown and a member of the Corporate & Securities practice. Candace’s practices focuses on advising public companies in connection with:

SEC Reporting and Disclosure Guidance: annual and periodic reporting, earnings releases, investor presentations, non-GAAP financial measures, internal control over financial reporting and disclosure control and procedures issues, Section 16 compliance, insider trading, Regulation FD compliance, and reporting on Schedules 13D and 13G and Forms 13F and 13H.

Annual Meetings and Proxy Statements: annual meeting and proxy timeline management, meeting logistics and conduct of the annual meeting, proxy statement compliance and design, CD&A, executive compensation tables, and CEO pay ratio disclosures.

Stockholder Activism and Proxy Advisory Firms: proxy contests, responding to stockholder proposals, engagement with proxy advisory firms, and managing negative vote recommendations.

Stock Exchange Corporate Governance Requirements: NYSE and Nasdaq listing applications, corporate governance requirements, director independence, policies and charters, exchange notification requirements, and affirmations.

Public Company M&A: registration of securities and proxy disclosure in connection with public company M&A transactions.
Candace also represents issuers and underwriters in connection with public and private capital markets transactions, including:

  • offerings of debt, equity, convertible and hybrid securities;
  • continuously offered debt and equity programs;
  • debt and equity tender offers;
  • exchange offers; and
  • consent solicitations.

Candace is an experienced securities attorney and public company advisor with in-house experience, serving previously as an assistant general counsel at US Foods Holding Corp., where she advised the company through its initial public offering and private equity sponsor exit, and as a senior attorney at Primerica, Inc., where she began her career in the changing governance environment following the passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.


Emory University School of Law, JD

University of Michigan, BA
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Judge – 2015 National Transactional LawMeet, Midwestern Regional LawMeet

Chairperson – Linwood Family YMCA Community Mission Board (Kansas City, MO)