Alan J. Wilson is a counsel in the firm’s Transactional Department who routinely advises public company clients on a variety of matters concerning corporate governance and compliance with federal securities laws, particularly with regards to the intersection between law and accounting. He also advises public and private companies from a range of industries on ESG disclosure and stakeholder engagement, capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and activist shareholder engagement.

Mr. Wilson’s securities counseling practice includes advising on periodic Exchange Act reporting requirements, Section 16 reporting, Rule 144 and compliance with stock exchange listing standards. Additionally, he routinely assists clients with responding to shareholder proposals and formal and informal investor communications.

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 Focus on Audit Committees, Accounting and the Law 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