Alan J. Wilson is a corporate lawyer who routinely advises public company clients and their boards on a variety of matters concerning corporate governance, compliance with federal securities laws, crisis situations and internal investigations. He has particular focus regarding the intersection between law and accounting and has extensive experience in SEC reporting and disclosure requirements, capital markets transactions, proxy and annual meeting matters, shareholder activism and engagement, shareholder proposals and ESG matters. Mr. Wilson works with a diverse set of public and private companies from a range of industries, including entertainment, hospitality, defense, financial services and FinTech, consumer products and retail. 

Mr. Wilson’s securities counseling practice includes advising on Exchange Act disclosure obligations, Section 16 reporting, Rule 144, stock exchange listing standards, and internal control over financial reporting. Additionally, he frequently represents clients in securities and auditor enforcement matters before the Securities and Exchange Commission, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board and state boards of accountancy.

Mr. Wilson’s professional activities are deeply connected to the legal aspects of accounting and auditing. He is the Chair of the Law and Accounting Committee of the ABA Business Law Section, former Vice Chair of the Audit Responses Committee of the ABA Business Law Section, and an ABA-appointed member of the National Conference of Lawyers and CPAs. He is also a Massachusetts CPA and is a member of the Massachusetts Society of CPAs and the American Academy of Attorney-CPAs. Previously, Mr. Wilson worked as an audit/state and local tax intern with KPMG in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Mr. Wilson is a frequent contributor to the firm’s Keeping Current: Disclosure and Governance Developments blog. He also serves as the executive editor for securities law of the ABA’s Business Law Today.

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  • Education

    • JD, West Virginia University College of Law, 2014

      Order of the Coif, Senior Managing Editor, West Virginia Law Review
    • BSBA, Accounting, West Virginia University, 2011

      summa cum laude University Honors Scholar, Beta Gamma Sigma
  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia

    • New York



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