I have had the pleasure of working with companies in a range of industries, including:

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (banking)*
Aflac (insurance)*
Alpharma (pharmaceutical)
American Express (financial services)
Assured Guaranty (insurance)*
Autodesk Inc. (software)
AvalonBay Communities (REIT)**
Brown-Forman (beverages)*
CIGNA Corporation (insurance)
CSG International (business support solutions)
Cardinal Health, Inc. (healthcare)
Carpenter Technology (specialty alloys)*
Commvault (data management)*
ConocoPhillips (oil and natural gas)*
Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (Internet, telephone, and television services)
The Davis Funds (mutual funds)
DeVry Inc. (higher education)
Factual Data Corp. (information services)
GATX Corporation (transportation services)
IBM (computers and business services)*
Intuit (financial software)*
John Deere (heavy equipment)*
KeyCorp (financial services)
Kohl’s (retail)**
Lennar Corporation (homebuilding)*
Merck (pharmaceuticals)*
Meta Financial (banking)**
Middleby (foodservice equipment)**
Moderna (biotech)**
National Compliance Services, Inc. (registration and compliance for financial services professionals)
Oshkosh Corporation (specialty trucks)*
PVC Container Corporation (manufacturing)
PVH Corp. (apparel)
PartnerRe Ltd. (reinsurance)
PayPal (digital payments)**
Raytheon (defense, civil government, and cybersecurity)*
TE Connectivity (electronics)
The Williams Companies (natural gas)
Verizon (communications)*
Xerox Corporation (business process and document management)

*simplified disclosure work in collaboration with Addison
**simplified disclosure and design work in collaboration with Labrador

My work on securities disclosure (and related) documents has included:

  • Annual Reports on Form 10-K, including the MD&A and Notes to Financial Statements, and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q
  • proxy statements, with particular focus on the governance and Compensation Discussion & Analysis sections
  • codes of conduct and insider trading policies
  • disclosure brochures (following Form ADV) for investment advisers
  • earnings releases
  • mutual fund prospectuses
  • a guide to help a company’s employee shareholders understand the annual report and proxy statement
  • annual reports to shareholders, including the chairman’s letter
  • an insider trading policy

Often a company will engage me to draft a document, and then return each reporting period for writing and editing help to ensure that updates and revisions maintain the same clarity and tone.

In addition to working on disclosure-related documents, I have:

  • co-authored and annually updated Mutual Fund Regulation and Compliance Handbook
  • created marketing materials for an international partnership of merger & acquisition consulting firms
  • provided editorial assistance to authors for the 2009-2010 edition of The Law of Electronic Signatures and Records
  • drafted an opinion letter regarding disclosure issues for plaintiffs’ counsel in a case litigated in the Superior Court of New Jersey
  • served as managing editor of Wall Street Lawyer, a monthly securities law newsletter
  • managed the content of, a (now defunct) RR Donnelley website designed for corporate and securities lawyers
  • created two interactive training courses for a company that provides online educational programs for the financial services industry
  • edited articles for submission to business publications
  • and even edited essays for high school students applying to college!