Brian V. Soares counsels public companies with respect to federal securities laws, corporate governance, and activist shareholder campaigns. Before joining Morgan Lewis, Brian served as an attorney-adviser with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the Division of Corporation Finance, where he worked on several transactional and securities compliance matters, including initial public offerings, M&A transactions, and proxy statements.
Brian also worked on the Division’s Disclosure Effectiveness Initiative, helping draft the SEC Concept Release on Business and Financial Disclosure Required by Regulation S-K. In addition, he was a member of the Rule 14a-8 Shareholder Proposal Taskforce in the Office of the Chief Counsel for three proxy seasons. While in law school, Brian interned in the SEC’s Office of International Affairs, where he worked on multiple enforcement matters and investigations.
American University, Washington College of Law, 2012, J.D., cum laude