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Charles Lee

Charles Lee


Charles Lee advises clients on federal securities law matters, with a focus on the following areas:

  • Preparing periodic reports, proxy statements and other shareholder communications
  • Complying with the federal securities laws’ registration, communication and disclosure rules in connection with capital raising transactions, business combination transactions, tender offers and spin-offs
  • Reporting beneficial ownership pursuant to Section 13(d) and Section 16 of the Exchange Act
  • Maintaining “best practice” corporate governance policies, responding to shareholder proposals and complying with stock exchange requirements

Charles has served as a lawyer with the Securities and Exchange Commission in the Division of Corporation Finance. He obtained his LL.M. in securities and financial regulation from Georgetown University Law Center while working full-time at the SEC.  While at Georgetown Law, Charles received the Thomas Bradbury Chetwood, S.J. Prize for the highest academic average in his securities and financial regulation graduating class.

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SEC Adopts Additional Guidance on CEO Pay Ratio Rule

On September 21, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) adopted interpretive guidance regarding Item 402(u) of Regulation S-K, which governs pay ratio disclosure. The interpretive guidance is intended to provide assistance to companies choosing to use statistical sampling in determining their median employee. In the interpretive guidance, the SEC indicated that it would … Continue Reading

Looking Ahead to the 2018 Proxy Season: Preparing for CEO Pay Ratio Rules Disclosure Requirements

As part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act enacted in July 2010, Congress directed the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to adopt pay ratio disclosure requiring public companies to disclose the ratio between the annual total compensation of the median employee and the company’s principal executive officer (PEO), generally the company’s … Continue Reading