Lloyd Harmetz's practice concentrates on securities offerings by financial institutions, including investment grade securities and structured products linked to equities, commodities, interest rates and other underlying assets. His practice also specializes in structuring continuous offering programs that are registered under the Securities Act, or that are exempt from registration under Regulation S, Rule 144A and Section 3(a)(2) of the Securities Act.
In addition, many of the public offerings and private placements in which Mr. Harmetz has participated have involved companies in technology-driven industries, such as internet infrastructure and content, computer software development, life sciences, medical care products and telecommunications. His counseling practice includes advice with respect to all aspects of the U.S. securities laws, corporate governance and other corporate matters.
Mr. Harmetz is co-author of Considerations for Foreign Banks Financing in the US, published by International Financial Law Review (2012, updated 2014). He writes and speaks frequently on issues relating to the U.S. federal securities laws.
Mr. Harmetz previously was based in Morrison & Foerster's Tokyo, Hong Kong and Beijing offices, and was seconded to the law firm of Fischer, Behar, Chen & Co., in Tel Aviv, Israel.