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Brian S. Korn Joins Pepper’s Corporate and Securities Practice Group

EACCNY’s founding member Pepper Hamilton LLP is pleased to announce that Brian S. Korn has joined the firm as of counsel in the Corporate and Securities Practice Group, resident in the New York office.

Mr. Korn represents issuers and underwriters in investment banking and capital markets transactions, including transactions involving equity, debt, hybrid/convertible and preferred securities, derivatives and foreign exchange. He has executed several IPOs and other equity value monetization transactions, such as spin-offs, split-offs and carve-out transactions. He also has extensive experience in sponsor leveraged buy-outs and bank/bond acquisition financing.

Mr. Korn has particular experience executing transactions, including cross-border financings and joint listings, in the following industries: consumer/retail, financials/asset management, health care/pharmaceutical, industrial, metals/mining/steel, power, real estate/REITs and technology/internet/e-commerce. He advises investment banks on equity execution issues, including roadshow and pricing mechanics, FINRA allocation and bookbuilding regulations, Regulation M restrictions, and aftermarket stabilization and syndicate short covering. He also advises corporate clients on SEC annual, quarterly and current reporting, and advises shareholders, corporate insiders and hedge funds on Sections 13 and 16 ownership filings, Rule 144 sales, 10b5-1 managed liquidation plans and 10b-18 corporate repurchases.

Mr. Korn also has extensive experience dealing with securities and broker-dealer regulators, including the SEC, FINRA and the SROs, and has held leadership positions advocating and implementing financial reform measures, including the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 and the JOBS Act of 2012.

Prior to joining Pepper, Mr. Korn served as director and head of equity capital markets and equity syndicate compliance for the Americas at Barclays.

Mr. Korn is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Law (J.D. 1997), where he was note and comment editor of the Northwestern Journal of International Law & Business. During law school, he completed an externship with the Honorable Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He graduated with honors and distinction in general scholarship from the University of California, Berkeley in 1993 (B.A. political science).

He can be reached at Pepper Hamilton LLP
The New York Times Building | 37th Floor, 620 Eighth Avenue | New York, NY 10018-1405 | 212.808.2754 – phone | kornb[at]pepperlaw.com

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Pepper Hamilton LLP is a multi-practice law firm with more than 500 lawyers nationally. The firm provides corporate, litigation and regulatory legal services to leading businesses, governmental entities, nonprofit organizations and individuals throughout the nation and the world. The firm was founded in 1890.