ANDREA L. REED is a counsel in the Chicago office with a focus on advising public companies through complex governance challenges and disclosure matters.
Clients rely on Andrea for specialized corporate governance advice on matters such as leadership transitions, crisis management, engaging with shareholders, proxy advisory firm matters, ESG initiatives, shareholder activism, exchange listing standards, board composition and leadership structure, board evaluations, insider trading, fiduciary duties, internal policies and best practices. She has also assisted many of our clients in responding to Rule 14a-8 shareholder proposals.
Andrea also regularly advises public companies with a strategic role on SEC reporting matters and unique disclosure issues that arise. She provides counseling on annual and quarterly periodic reports and investor communications, responding to SEC comments, ESG disclosures, Regulation FD matters, Regulation G and non-GAAP financial measures, Section 16 and beneficial ownership disclosures and emerging trends and best practices in SEC disclosures. She has extensive experience in assisting our clients with preparing the proxy statement for shareholder meetings and providing support throughout the shareholder meeting process.
Andrea works with companies across a variety of industries, with a larger concentration in the biotechnology and financial services sectors. She also works with many of our clients in the transition to becoming a public company and managing the unique governance and disclosure issues that arise for companies navigating the first several years following an IPO. She is regularly consulted as a contributor to publications and speaking engagements on the topics of corporate governance and SEC disclosures.
Earlier in her career, Andrea managed debt and equity offerings for public companies, having represented both issuers and underwriters in a wide variety of transactions. Andrea also has a background in public and private mergers and acquisitions.
Andrea received her J.D. with highest distinction from the University of Iowa College of Law and was elected to Order of the Coif. While in law school, she served on the executive board of the Iowa Law Review.