Lillian Brown is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP and is co-chair of the Corporate Governance and Disclosure Group in the firm’s Corporate Practice Group. Lily advises clients, including public companies and their boards, on federal securities law compliance and corporate governance matters. She has extensive experience in SEC reporting and disclosure requirements, ESG matters, shareholder proposals, proxy and annual meeting matters, and shareholder activism and engagement. Before joining WilmerHale in 2013, Lily spent nearly 14 years at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the Division of Corporation Finance. In her time at the SEC, among other roles, Lily served as Senior Special Counsel to the Director of the Division of Corporation Finance and Special Counsel in the Office of Mergers and Acquisitions.
Lily serves as Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association's Federal Regulation of Securities Committee and previously served as Chair of the Committee’s Subcommittee on Proxy Statements and Business Combinations. Lily co-chairs PLI’s Corporate Governance Master Class and PLI’s Directors’ Institute on Corporate Governance. She is also an Advisory Board member for the Securities Regulation Institute and a Fellow in the American College of Governance Counsel. Lily previously served as an elected member on the DC Bar's Corporation, Finance and Securities Law Steering Committee from 2014-2017 and as a member of the NASDAQ Hearings Panel from 2013-2017. She also served as an elected member of the Capitol Hill Day School Board of Trustees in a number of positions from 2011–2020, most recently as Chair from 2017–2020.
Dino Wu represents sell-side and buy-side clients in negotiating trading agreements, including derivatives master agreements and confirmations, futures and options agreements, OTC clearing agreements, prime brokerage agreements, term commitments, netting arrangements, custody and account control agreements, electronic services agreements, master repurchase agreements and securities lending agreements. Mr. Wu has extensive experience with all agreements relating to futures and derivatives, cleared and uncleared, including ISDA master agreements, central clearing documentation, segregated collateral arrangements and confirmations of equity, credit, fixed income, foreign exchange and commodities derivative transactions. He also regularly assists clients in complying with regulations relating to derivatives, including Dodd-Frank and EMIR.
Mr. Wu also represents corporate clients in their equity derivatives transactions, including accelerated share repurchases and forward share repurchases and sales, call spreads and capped calls. In addition, he advises corporate clients regarding ISDA master agreements, interest rate swaps and foreign exchange hedging.
Mr. Wu previously was a corporate associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York, where he represented broker-dealers, hedge funds, investment advisers, and other financial institutions in corporate, securities, regulatory and compliance matters.
Upon graduating from law school, Mr. Wu completed clerkships with both the Honorable Jane R. Roth of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the Honorable Mark L. Wolf of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
As a highly regarded and seasoned practitioner, Chalyse Robinson guides public and private companies and private equity sponsors through all aspects of their debt financing transactions. Ms. Robinson has built a distinguished practice over the years, with a broad range of experience representing national and international companies and private equity funds active across a diverse range of industries, including energy and natural resources, oil and gas, mining, financial services, technology, entertainment, retail, healthcare, life sciences, manufacturing and real estate. With her invaluable practice experience and wide industry knowledge, Ms. Robinson is able to provide comprehensive and exceptional service for her clients.
Ms. Robinson’s experience includes acquisition financings, particularly for private equity sponsors, handling credit facilities for other public and private companies and financings for investment grade and non-investment grade issuers, as well as handling asset and reserve-based lending transactions. In addition, she structures, negotiates and closes US and cross-border secured and unsecured debt financing transactions, including leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, asset-based financing, venture capital, and mezzanine and subordinated debt financings. She has also counseled clients on other corporate-related matters, including compliance, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and commercial transactions.
Ms. Robinson is a member of the American Bar Association, Colorado Bar Association and New York Bar Association.
Before joining WilmerHale, Ms. Robinson was a partner at another large international law firm, splitting her time between Colorado and New York to represent clients in various bank financing transactions. Previously, she was a business and corporate finance lawyer with another law firm in Denver, CO and an associate focusing on capital markets at a firm in London, UK.