Christopher S. Ronne counsels companies with respect to the federal securities laws, corporate governance, and activist shareholder engagement and campaigns. Before joining Morgan Lewis, Chris served as an attorney-advisor in the Division of Corporation Finance at the US Securities and Exchange Commission. He is admitted in California only, and his practice is supervised by DC Bar members.
While serving on the staff in the Division of Corporation Finance, Chris reviewed transactional and securities disclosures filed under the Securities Act of 1933, such as IPOs, follow-on offerings, spin-offs and business combinations, as well as periodic reports by public companies filed pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, such as quarterly and annual reports and proxy statements. Additionally, he gained experience reviewing notable and high-profile proxy contests, and served as a member of the Rule 14a-8 Shareholder Proposal Task Force in the Office of Chief Counsel, where he assessed and made recommendations for SEC positions on companies’ rationales for excluding shareholder proposals from their proxy materials.
University of California, Davis School of Law, 2015, J.D.