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Ronald Mueller is a partner in Gibson Dunn’s Washington, D.C. office and a founding member of the firm’s Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance practice group. He advises public companies on a broad range of SEC disclosure and regulatory matters, executive and equity-based compensation issues, and corporate governance and compliance issues and practices. He advises some of the largest U.S. public companies on SEC reporting, proxy disclosures and proxy contests, shareholder engagement and shareholder proposals, and Section 16 reporting and compliance. As well, he advises on many corporate governance matters, including governing documents for companies, boards, and board committees, such as bylaws and committee charters, and on director independence and related party transaction issues. He also works with many companies, including large and mid-cap companies and private companies, on compensation-related matters.
Mr. Mueller was recognized in 2019 by Chambers USA as a top Securities: Regulation attorney. Best Lawyers® named Mr. Mueller the 2020 Washington, D.C. Corporate Governance Law Lawyer of the Year. He is listed in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the categories of corporate governance law, corporate compliance law, and securities regulation. In 2017, Mr. Mueller was also recognized in Who’s Who of Corporate Governance Lawyers by Who’s Who Legal. He was also recognized by Expert Guides as a top Corporate Governance attorney. Mr. Mueller was named by BTI Consulting Group as a 2014 BTI Client Service All-Star for delivering “outstanding legal skills enveloped in a rare combination of practical business knowledge, extraordinary attention to client needs and noteworthy responsiveness.”
Mr. Mueller is a past chair of the Subcommittee on Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation of the Committee on Federal Regulation of Securities, Section of Business Law, American Bar Association. He is a frequent speaker and author on securities and corporate governance matters, including developments in proxy disclosures and proxy contests, the SEC’s disclosure requirements, corporate governance developments, Section 16 rules, and executive compensation issues.
From 1989 to 1991, Mr. Mueller worked as legal counsel to Commissioner Edward H. Fleischman at the United States Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC). While at the SEC, Mr. Mueller worked on many of the matters before the Commission, including executive compensation rules, enforcement matters and regulatory initiatives.
Mr. Mueller received his J.D., from Columbia Law School in 1986, where he was both a Harlan Fisk Stone Scholar and a James Kent Scholar, and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Vanderbilt University in 1982.
Columbia University - 1986 Juris Doctor
Vanderbilt University - 1982 Bachelor of Arts
District of Columbia Bar
New York Bar