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Based in Gibson Dunn’s Orange County office, Lauren Assaf-Holmes advises public companies across industries on a variety of ESG, compliance and related corporate law matters as a member of the firm’s Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance Practice Group.
In connection with annual stockholder meetings, she assists clients through planning, drafting and increasing the effectiveness of their proxy statement disclosures, and she recently contributed to the “Proxy Disclosure Effectiveness” chapter in A Practical Guide to SEC and Proxy Compensation Rules. Her practice also supports clients in connection with the Rule 14a-8 shareholder proposal process, director and officer questionnaires, transitions to virtual meetings, and compliance with stock exchange and proxy advisory firm policies.
Lauren advises clients throughout the year on financial reporting and compliance matters in connection with Securities and Exchange Act reporting (including Section 16 and Schedule 13G/D reports), as well as beginning or expanding ESG-related reporting. She has contributed to the publication Legal Risks and ESG Disclosures: What Corporate Secretaries Should Know and presents on these and related topics.
She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law in 2016 where she served as the Supervising Editor (Internal) for the Berkeley Journal of International Law and as a Research Assistant to Professor Steven Davidoff Solomon. Lauren also served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Jacqueline Scott Corley of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and the Honorable William W. Bedsworth of the California Court of Appeals.
She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, in English Literature from Knox College in 2010 where she graduated with honors and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
Lauren is admitted to practice in the State of California and is a member of the Society for Corporate Governance.
Certified Corporate Governance Professional, Society for Corporate Governance
University of California - Berkeley - 2016 Juris Doctor
Knox College - 2010 Bachelor of Arts