A nationally recognized authority on securities law, Richard H. Rowe has written, lectured and practiced extensively in the field. He has represented Proskauer clients in all related areas, including accounting-related SEC regulations and international securities matters.
Richard brings to Proskauer an extraordinary background in both government and the private sector. For 15 years he served in various positions of the Securities and Exchange Commission, ending his tenure as Director of the Division of Corporate Finance before joining the firm in 1979. He also served as Vice President of Shareholders Management Company (Mutual Fund Management).
Richard has been issuer's counsel for underwritten offerings in the U.S. and abroad, including debt equity and convertible securities offerings and limited partnership interests. In addition, he has represented public companies and their officers and directors in connection with periodic reporting of proxy solicitation, the resale and acquisition of securities. He has handled merger and acquisition transactions, including tender offers and proposed buyouts and antitakeover activities.
A noted lecturer and author, he has contributed course materials to continuing legal education programs, including the D.C. Bar, the American Bar Association Section of Business Law, and Practising Law Institute. He has written numerous articles in professional journals, and is a contributing author of The Practitioner's Guide to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (American Bar Association 2004); Venture Capital and Public Offering Negotiation 3d ed. (Aspen Law & Business 2004); Legal Strategies for Industrial Innovation (Shepard's/McGraw-Hill, 1983); Financial Product Fundamentals (PLI Press 2011); A Practical Guide to Section 16 (Aspen Law and Business 2011); Securities Law Techniques (Matthew Bender, 2000).