Mike Hermsen has an extensive practice that focuses on securities matters. He represents issuers, investment banking firms and security holders in connection with issuances of equity and debt securities. Mike also represents corporate clients in connection with compliance and reporting matters and counsels companies, boards of directors and management on stock purchases, liability management, executive compensation reporting and corporate governance matters.
Before Mike joined Mayer Brown in 1994, he had extensive senior administrative experience with the US Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, DC. In the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance he served as Assistant Director (1992-1994), Special Counsel (1990-1992) and Attorney/Advisor (1986-1990). He also has accounting and audit experience with a then-Fortune 500 manufacturing corporation.
Legal 500 2012 recommends Mike in “Capital Markets – Equity Offerings,” noting Mike has “unsurpassed knowledge of SEC rules.”