We are one of the most experienced law firms in the United States in public offerings of securities. We represent both issuers of securities and underwriters, and have been consistently ranked among the country’s top 10 law firms in the number of initial public offering representations we have completed, the number of registration statements we have filed on behalf of our clients, and the aggregate dollar amount raised by our clients in public offerings on which we have worked.
Our representations include initial public offerings of stock for new issuers, issuances of debt and equity securities for seasoned issuers in the United States, as well as for non-U.S. companies, dual listings on U.S. and foreign securities exchanges, rights offerings and a wide range of other financing strategies.
Because we represent both issuers and underwriters, we bring a 360° perspective to the offering process. This perspective allows us to better anticipate and plan for the many legal and business challenges that issuers and underwriters face in connection with public offerings.
Our issuer representations span nearly every industry, comprising a wide array of industrial, life sciences, manufacturing, real estate, technology and service companies, as well as energy companies. The breadth of our industry experience helps us both to represent clients in existing industries with which we are familiar, and to extend that experience to the newest and fastest-growing sectors of the economy. As counsel to more than 100 public companies, we also bring an appreciation for an issuer's ongoing disclosure obligations when helping issuers embark upon life as a public company.
We have several SEC alumni among our securities lawyers, including the former Chief Counsel to the Chief Accountant of the SEC, as well as alumni of the Division of Corporation Finance, the Division of Market Regulation and the Division of Investment Management. Our depth of experience and our high level of activity in the public offering marketplace keep us constantly in touch with the latest trends in today's fast-changing securities markets. We keep clients abreast of new developments through our periodic newsletter, Morgan Lewis on Securities.
We combine our depth of experience in securities offerings with our breadth of industry experience as outside counsel to a wide array of corporations in order to help companies going public to properly structure their employee benefits plans, employment arrangements, intellectual property protection and other legal aspects of their operations. Our lawyers who are working on public offerings constantly function as a team, involving all of our offices and disciplines to achieve the right levels and categories of experience in the service of our clients.