Nilene R. Evans is Of Counsel in the Capital Markets Group. Ms. Evans counsels domestic and foreign, public and privately held companies, advising them on issues ranging from securities offerings, mergers, acquisitions and dispositions to ongoing disclosure and compliance obligations, particularly the complex requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority), and general strategic planning. She has extensive experience acting as counsel for underwriters and issuers in initial and subsequent public and private equity and debt offerings, including shelf and Rule 144A offerings, PIPEs (private investment in public equity), at-the-market offerings and complex private equity investments. Her experience covers many industries including REITs (real estate investment trusts), technology companies, financial companies and life sciences companies.
Ms. Evans has written and presented about federal securities laws for foreign issuers, FINRA and investment banking matters, how companies should navigate during times of economic crisis, the role of general counsel in difficult times, Rule 10b5-1 plans, and other securities and corporate law issues; particularly corporate governance and disclosure requirements, including the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the Public Securities Litigation Reform Act. Ms. Evans is co-author of Considerations for Foreign Banks Financing in the US, published by International Financial Law Review (2012).