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Amy Bowerman Freed
Partner, New York, Baltimore
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Amy Bowerman Freed's practice focuses on a wide variety of securities regulatory matters.

Amy represents issuers and investment banks in private and public offerings. She counsels boards of directors of public and private companies on corporate governance issues and provides advice on disclosure and other requirements of the securities laws. Amy's practice focuses on Dodd Frank Act and Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance issues. Amy's representation encompasses companies and transactions in a variety of industries. Her practice includes the representation of foreign corporate issuers in connection with their securities activities in the United States.

Amy joined Hogan & Hartson in 1995 and has practiced corporate and securities law for more than 20 years in private practice and with the Division of Corporation Finance of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Her practice focuses on business transactions, corporate finance, federal securities law compliance, and governance.

Amy advises domestic and foreign companies and financial institutions regarding corporate and securities law issues and assists clients in complying with evolving governance standards and stock exchange rules – particularly disclosure and other requirements under the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, and the Dodd-Frank Act. Amy has experience representing issuers, underwriters, and investors in a broad range of securities matters, including public and private securities offerings.

Prior to joining Hogan & Hartson, Amy was the Deputy Chief Counsel of the Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Corporation Finance. Previously, she served as Special Counsel in the Division's Office of Chief Counsel and prior to that as an examiner of registration statements, periodic reports, and other SEC filings.

Amy is a frequent speaker and author on Securities and Corporate Governance matters. She has spoken at legal education programs on topics relating to securities regulation and financing transactions and has been an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center.

Amy currently serves on the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority's (FINRA) Statutory Disqualification Committee and was appointed by FINRA's Board of Governors to the National Adjudicatory Council (NAC). The NAC serves as FINRA's appellate court, hearing all appeals of enforcement actions.

Hogan Lovells Publications
11 August 2015 "SEC Adopts Final Rule to Implement Dodd-Frank CEO Pay Ratio Disclosure Requirement." SEC Update, Hogan Lovells

29 April 2010 "SEC Guidance on Climate Change Disclosures Emphasizes Need for Early Warnings." SEC Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

05 October 2009 "Company Avoids SEC Charges for Regulation FD Violation." SEC Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

29 May 2003 "Improper Influence on Conduct of Audits." SEC Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

03 December 2002 "Regulation FD Developments." SEC Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

25 October 2002 "Improper Influence on Conduct of Audit." SEC Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

09 September 2002 "SEC Adopts Shorter Deadlines for Annual and Quarterly Reports, and Promotes Web Site Access to Company Reports." SEC Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

07 August 2002 "NYSE and Nasdaq Take Further Action on Corporate Governance Proposals." SEC Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

19 March 2002 "SEC Provides Further Guidance on Financial Statements Audited by Arthur Andersen." SEC Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

Published Works
15 April 2002 "SEC Proposes Shorter Deadlines for Periodic Reports, Company Disclosure of Insider Transactions, and Website Access to Company Reports."

Corporate Governance
Mergers and Acquisitions
Debt Capital Markets
Equity Capital Markets
Executive Compensation, Employee Benefits and Share Incentives
Investigations, White Collar and Fraud
Securities Litigation and Enforcement
Climate Change
Food, Beverages, and Agriculture
Energy and Natural Resources
Life Sciences
Hotels, Leisure and Gaming
Sports and Recreational Facilities
Media and Entertainment
Financial Institutions
Technology, Media and Telecoms
Road and Rail
  • Securities Law
  • Public Offerings and Private Placements
  • Corporate Governance
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Act Compliance
J.D., University of Baltimore School of Law, 1988 B.A., Tulane University, 1985
  • Co-Chair, Public Company Advisory Group
  • National Association of Securities Dealers, National Adjudicatory Council
  • Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Faculty, ALI-ABA, Securities Law for Non-Securities Lawyers
  • Securities and Exchange Commission Law and Policy Award, 1994
  • Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business Corporate/M&A, 2005