Gerd Damsgaard Thomsen is Of Counsel in the capital markets group of Morrison & Foerster LLP. Ms. Thomsen focuses her practice on securities and capital markets transactions. She represents investment banks and U.S. and foreign issuers in a broad range of securities offerings and related capital markets transactions, including convertible and investment-grade debt offerings and takedowns, exchange offers, initial public offerings, secondary offerings, 144A offerings, and private placements of equity and debt securities. In addition, Ms. Thomsen advises public companies on a variety of securities law and corporate governance matters, including Sarbanes-Oxley, NYSE, and NASDAQ rules. Ms. Thomsen is co-author of Considerations for Foreign Banks Financing in the US, published by International Financial Law Review (2012).
Before joining Morrison & Foerster, Ms. Thomsen was an associate in the capital markets group of the New York office of a prominent international law firm. Prior to that, she was an associate with Denmark's premier law firm, where she focused on securities transactions and cross-border M&A transactions involving U.S. and European investment banks, issuers and private equity firms.
Ms. Thomsen received her Candidata Juris in 1997 from the University of Copenhagen School of Law, where she also subsequently worked as an assistant professor. She earned her LL.M. from New York University School of Law in 2002.
Ms. Thomsen is a native speaker of Danish, and is fluent in English, Swedish, and Norwegian.