Press Release

Morgan Lewis Adds Securities Partner in Pittsburgh, Strengthens Corporate Governance Capabilities

June 07, 2011

PITTSBURGH, June 7, 2011: Morgan Lewis today announced that Amy Pandit—a securities practitioner and 2010 BTI Client Service All-Star, with significant experience advising public companies on corporate governance matters—has joined the firm as a partner in its Business & Finance practice, resident in Pittsburgh. With nearly 16 years of experience representing public companies on issues ranging from SEC proxy rules to the implications of Dodd-Frank to "say on pay" and other corporate governance issues, Ms. Pandit will further strengthen the firm's Business and Finance capabilities.

"Amy has a reputation as a go-to advisor on some of the most complex issues facing publicly traded companies today," noted Charles E. Engros, leader of the Business & Finance practice at Morgan Lewis. "Her commitment to client service has earned her the confidence of senior level decision-makers, particularly in the energy industry, making her a natural fit at Morgan Lewis."

"We are thrilled to welcome Amy to our office. Her focus on corporate governance enhances our securities capabilities nationally, while her relationships and ties to the community add to our strength in Western Pennsylvania and the mid-Atlantic," added Marlee S. Myers, Managing Partner of the firm's Pittsburgh office.

Ms. Pandit counsels publicly traded companies regarding federal securities law compliance, corporate governance and executive compensation, including the development of effective ethics and compliance programs. She advises executive management and boards of directors on developments in the securities laws and regulations, including the Dodd-Frank Act. She has worked extensively on SEC disclosure in public offerings and periodic filings, as well as the preparation of proxy statements for annual meetings and for mergers and acquisitions. She represents clients on "say-on-pay" and governance matters in their interactions with institutional shareholders and proxy advisory firms. She has extensive industry experience in the energy industry, particularly coal, natural gas and power.