Linda L. Griggs’s practice focuses on securities regulation and corporate law matters. She draws on her experience as a former chief counsel to the chief accountant of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to advise clients on issues related to financial reporting, accounting, and other disclosure requirements under securities laws and public and private securities offerings. Linda also advises clients on the fiduciary duties of directors and officers, as well as corporate governance matters.
Linda serves on the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council (FASAC) where she advises the Financial Accounting Standards Board on strategic issues, project priorities, and other matters that affect accounting standards. She also served on the SEC’s Advisory Committee on Improvements to Financial Reporting and as a chair of the American Bar Association’s Law and Accounting Committee.
In addition to her role as chief counsel to the chief accountant of the SEC, Linda worked as special counsel in the Division of Corporation Finance at the SEC. Prior to that, she served as an attorney in the division’s rule-writing office, and as a reviewer of registration statements, proxy statements, and reports filed by companies covered by federal securities laws.
Linda co-authors the Morgan Lewis Financial Reporting and the Law blog, which discusses legal and financial reporting issues that impact public companies, audit committees, auditors, and their advisers. The blog provides insight into matters at the intersection of law and financial reporting, paying particular attention to SEC developments, accounting and auditing standard-setting activities, and relevant case law.
Smith College, 1971, B.A.
University of Cincinnati College of Law, 1974, J.D.
District of Columbia
Awards and Affiliations
Listed, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2013–2014)
Noted in The Legal 500 for Capital Markets: Debt Offerings, Equity Offerings (2014)
Member, Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council
Member, SEC Advisory Committee on Improvements to Financial Reporting (8/2007–8/2008)
Member, American Bar Association, Federal Regulation of Securities Committee and Law and Accounting Committee