Brian Lane Esq.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Brian Lane, a Partner with in Washington, D.C., is a corporate securities lawyer with extensive expertise in a wide range of SEC issues. Mr. Lane counsels companies on the most sophisticated corporate governance and regulatory issues under the federal securities laws. He is a nationally recognized expert in his field as an author, media commentator, and conference speaker.

Mr. Lane ended a 16 year career with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as the Director of the Division of Corporation Finance where he supervised over 300 attorneys and accountants in all matters related to disclosure and accounting by public companies (e.g. M&A, capital raising, disclosure in periodic reports and proxy statements). In his practice, Mr. Lane advises a number of companies undergoing investigations relating to accounting and disclosure issues.

Since joining the firm in 2000, Mr. Lane has counseled companies on many diverse issues relating to the details of federal securities law, including helping clients raise billions of dollars in public and private offerings, developing unique and sophisticated securities products and transactions, assisting companies in their response to SEC inquiries from the Divisions of Corporation Finance and Enforcement, resolving issues with their disclosure and accounting, and helping public companies resolve accounting issues with their auditors and the SEC. Mr. Lane has represented many of the best known companies domestically and internationally, assisting them to better understand and comply with the intricacies of the federal securities laws.

Mr. Lane received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Washburn University and his J.D. from the American University Washington College of Law.