Thomas L. Hanley

Chair, Public Companies

Thomas Hanley


Thomas Hanley focuses his practice on advising public and private companies on corporate and securities law issues, including capital-raising transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, SEC compliance and corporate litigation. Tom also counsels management, in-house counsel, boards of directors, board committees and investors on fiduciary duty issues, takeover defense, proxy contests/contested elections and related issues.

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Representative Matters

Tom has served as: 

  • IPO and public offering/private placement lead counsel on equity and debt offerings ranging from $20 million to $1.2 billion 
  • issuer’s or underwriter’s counsel in connection with more than $8.5 billion in equity and debt offerings 
  • the lead acquirer’s or seller’s counsel in M&A transactions ranging from $20 million to $8 billion 
  • the lead acquirer’s or seller’s counsel in M&A transactions in aggregate value of more than $11 billion
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Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Virginia
  • J.D., The College of William and Mary School of Law
  • M.B.A., with distinction, University of Michigan
  • B.A., with distinction, University of Virginia

Speaking Engagements

  • Co-presenter, “Show Me the Money! Significant Developments in Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Rules on Capital Raising Transactions,” Association of Corporate Counsel of Greater Philadelphia’s Corporate & Securities Institute
  • Moderator, “Best Practices in Corporate Governance, Legal and Accounting Matters,” Marcum MicroCap Conference
  • Presenter, “Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company v. Audax Health Solutions, Inc.” Buyers Beware,” The Association of Corporate Counsel, Greater Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter Corporate & Securities CLE Seminar
  • Presenter, “The Impact of Recent Case Law Developments on Corporate and Transactional Business Dealings,” Delaware Valley Chapter, The Association of Corporate Counsel (DELVACCA)
  • Presenter, “Fundamentals of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act”
  • Presenter, “Crowd Funding: The New Frontier of Micro Finance,” Marcum MicroCap Conference
  • Presenter, “The M&A Symphony: Orchestrating the Deal and Managing the Process,” DELVACCA
  • Presenter, “Where Did All the Money Go? The Interplay Among Purchase Price Adjustments, Earnouts and Indemnification Clauses in Acquisition Agreements”
  • Presenter, “Public Company Mergers and Acquisitions: Corporate and Securities Law Considerations,” DELVACCA's Corporate & Securities Law CLE Institute
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