Manuel G.R. Rivera

Manuel G.R. Rivera

Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Securities Law
  • District of Columbia, New York
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Summary

I am a New York-based corporate lawyer with more than 15 years of experience representing middle market public companies, particularly in technology, retail, mining and energy businesses, in securities law compliance and corporate governance matters, financing transactions and corporate acquisitions and mergers.

I have guided several dozen U.S. public companies and foreign private issuers in complying with federal securities law periodic reporting requirements and new regulations including the JOBS Act, the Dodd-Frank Act and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. I also advise major shareholders and corporate insiders in resales of restricted securities, estate planning transactions involving public company stock and compliance with insider reporting obligations under the Exchange Act.

In addition, I counsel public companies regarding New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market listing and corporate governance standards and Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and institutional investor proxy voting policies. My experience in this area includes director training and advice concerning Rule 10b5-1 plans, board committee charters, codes of ethics, insider trading policies and other corporate governance policies.

My substantial experience in corporate finance has included advising U.S. and non-U.S. issuers in public offerings and private placements of equity, debt and convertible securities. I have represented issuers in IPOs, PIPEs, registered directs, at-the-market equity offering programs, standby equity distribution agreements, Rule 144A offerings, private placements under Regulation D, international offerings under Regulation S, tender offers, exchange offers, rights offerings and other securities offerings.

I also represent public and private companies in evaluating, negotiating and closing complex domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions and dispositions and in establishing or restructuring joint ventures.

Education
Harvard Law School
J.D. (1996)
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Activities: Articles & Submissions Editor, Harvard International Law Journal
City University of New York - Baruch College
MBA (1993)
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Yale University
B.A. (1989)
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Professional Experience
Sr. Counsel
Norton Rose Fulbright
Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Staying Ahead of the Curve in Complying with Current and Anticipated Securities Regulations
Thomson Reuters/Aspatore Books
M&A in 2012: Understanding the Tender Offer
Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
"Proxy Access" Shareholder Proposals In The 2012 Proxy Season
MCCA/Mondaq Newsstand
ISS Issues Updated Proxy Voting Policies for the 2012 Proxy Season
Fulbright Briefing
Weighing ISS Proxy Voting Policies For 2012
Securities Law360
"Proxy Access" Shareholder Proposals in the Upcoming Proxy Season
Fulbright Briefing
SEC Proposes Alternatives to Credit Ratings as Criteria for Short-Form Registration Statement Eligibility
Fulbright Briefing
SEC Adopts "Proxy Access" Rule
Fulbright Briefing
"Dodd-Frank Impacts Private Equity"
Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
"Key Transactional Securities and Public Company Disclosure/Governance Provisions"
Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
"The Enforceability and Effectiveness of Typical Shareholders Agreement Provisions"
Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Corporation Law Committee
Corporate Governance At-A-Glance
Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
Awards
Fellow
American Bar Foundation
Professional Associations
Current
Activities: Hispanic National Bar Association
Current
Activities: New York City Bar Association
Association for Corporate Growth
Member
- Current
New York State Bar Association
Securities Regulation Committee
- Current
Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals
Small & Mid-Cap Companies Committee
- Current
American Bar Association
Committee on Mergers & Acquisitions
- Current
New York City Bar Association
Corporation Law Committee
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
New York
Practice Area
  • Securities Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Corporate Governance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
Languages
  • Spanish
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Website
Website
Contact & Map
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USA
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Fax: (212) 318-3400