Adele Hogan is a capital markets lawyer and strategic advisor who frequently works on regulatory, structured finance, mergers and acquisitions and FinTech matters, including blockchain. She currently represents a large bank as it expands its foreign exchange and derivatives business, implements enhanced risk frameworks and expands its Fintech business, including blockchain, as well as considers other business initiatives and deposit growth. She specializes in GRC – governance, risk and compliance – and in strategic growth advisory work.
Adele’s work involves diverse industries, including: financial institutions; energy and utilities; healthcare (medical devices, biotech and pharmaceuticals), leisure (gaming and hotels); real estate, telecommunications, media and technology; transportation (airlines, automotive, shipping, rail); and retail.
Adele frequently chairs and speaks at national law programs. She has served as an adjunct law professor at Fordham University School of Law and speaks at Cornell University Law School and the Levin Institute.
Adele worked for over ten years at Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP, and was a partner at White & Case LLP and Linklaters LLP. Adele most served as Director – Group Audit (Legal and Regulatory) at Deutsche Bank. Adele has done strategic consulting work (revenue enhancements, deposit growth, FX, derivatives, mergers) for large banks and led anti-financial crimes investigations, risk framework implementations and corporate governance matters.
New York City Bar Association (Securities Regulation Committee (former Chair), Financial Reporting Committee (former Chair), Banking Law Committee, Mergers & Acquisitions Committee)
New York State Bar Association, Business Law Section (Executive Committee), Securities Regulation Committee, Investment Management Committee
American Bar Association, Federal Securities Law Committee
Association of Corporate Counsel
Women in Derivatives (WIND), 100 Women in Finance, Women in Funds
National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)
Society of Corporate Governance Professionals
SIFMA (Legal Society and Internal Audit Society)
Risk Management Association
Cornell University Law School, Juris Doctor
Cornell University, Bachelor of Arts
Mark D. Wood is head of Katten's Securities practice and concentrates in corporate and securities law. Mark represents public companies, issuers and investment banks in initial public offerings (IPOs) and other public offerings of equity and debt securities and other securities matters.
Mark also represents clients in complex corporate transactions, including tender offers, mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, going-private transactions, private equity investments, joint ventures, strategic alliances and private placements. He is a leading practitioner in representing investors, public companies and placement agents in private investment in public equity (PIPE) transactions. In addition, he also counsels public companies on securities law compliance, disclosures, corporate governance and compensation-related issues. Many of Mark’s clients include middle market and upper middle market companies and investors in the health care, technology, energy, mining, manufacturing and financial services industries.
Mark is a frequent speaker and writer on securities and corporate law topics. He is a registered Certified Public Accountant.
Gary M. Brownis a partner with Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, where he concentrates his practice in securities, representation of public companies and corporate governance. Prior to joining Nelson Mullins in 2018, he had served for seven years as the Chief Executive Officer of a financial services firm that specialized in the life settlement market and which, during his tenure, acquired and managed life settlement portfolios with over $4 billion (USD) in face amount.
In his thirty-two years of private law practice, Gary has been recognized in both Best Lawyers in America and Chambers – America’s Leading Business Lawyers. In addition, from 1994 until 2011, he taught corporate and securities law at the Vanderbilt University Law School. He also served as general counsel to the Ethics and Compliance Officer Association (now known as the Ethics and Compliance Initiative), then the world’s largest group of ethics and compliance professionals.
Gary is a frequent instructor at securities programs for the Practising Law Institute, co-chairing one of PLI’s national securities programs, Understanding the Securities Laws and instructing at the SEC Reporting and Practice Skills Workshop for Lawyers.
During 2002, Gary served as Special Counsel (Minority) to the United States Senate's Governmental Affairs Committee (and also worked with the Committee's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (“PSI”)) in its investigation into the causes of the collapse of Enron Corp. During 2010, he was retained by PSI to assist in its investigation, “Wall Street and the Financial Crisis,” and related televised hearings. While on those assignments, he provided advice on aspects of both the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002 and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 as those pieces of legislation were being debated in the Senate.
Gary has authored numerous publications on securities and compliance issues, including PLI’s Securities Law and Practice Deskbook, which is updated semi-annually, PLI’s Master the 8-K and Master the 10-K and 10-Q, and the chapter “Introduction to Life Settlements” in PLI’s treatise Financial Product Fundamentals. His other publications include: PLI’s Guide to the SEC’s New Executive Compensation Disclosure Rules (Practising Law Institute 2007); The Implications of the U.S. Sarbanes-Oxley Act, (Japanese-German Center-Berlin/ Max Planck Institute For Foreign Private and Private International Law – September 2004, The Oxford Press).