Gary practices in the areas of securities compliance and corporate governance. Prior to joining Nelson Mullins, he served for more than six years as the chief executive officer of a Florida-based financial services company that specialized in the life insurance settlement industry.
In more than 30 years of practice, Gary has advised a wide variety of public companies in the areas of corporate governance, securities compliance, and mergers and acquisitions. From his office in Nashville, he has been at the center of significant national transactions and events, including U.S Senate investigations into the 2002 collapse of Enron Corp. and the role of investment banks in the 2008 financial crisis as well as the resulting legislation — the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. He has regularly represented boards of directors and special committees of boards in matters involving SEC and Department of Justice investigations, activist shareholders, and strategic decisions.
Gary is a frequent lecturer at national CLE programs, primarily for the Practising Law Institute, on securities regulation and corporate governance. In addition to his legal practice, Gary is an adjunct faculty member at the Vanderbilt Law School where he teaches courses on corporate law and securities regulation.
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