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Benjamin Dale is an associate in the Corporate & Securities practice at Perkins Coie. He has experience representing issuers and underwriters in domestic and cross-border capital markets transactions including securities offerings, consent solicitations, and redemptions. Ben also advises companies on corporate transactional matters, corporate governance, and securities regulations.

While attending Columbia Law School, Ben was a Harlan Fiske Stone scholar and a member of the Columbia Business and Law Association.

Prior to joining Perkins Coie, Ben was an associate at another law firm. He is also a certified public accountant (CPA) and previously worked as an audit manager at a large accounting firm.

As we blogged back then, the SEC changed its rules last summer to finally mandate the Edgar filing of those few forms that were still being permitted to be filed in paper – mainly Form 144s and glossy annual reports. At the time, the SEC provided a six-month transition period for electronic filings of glossy