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Ned Prusse is a partner in the firm’s Corporate & Securities practice. His practice focuses primarily on capital markets transactions, securities regulation and corporate governance. He represents clients in a wide variety of securities transactions, including underwritten public offerings and private placements of equity, debt and convertible securities, and tender offers. Ned regularly advises clients on SEC reporting, compliance and disclosure issues, stock exchange rules, proxy statements and executive compensation, corporate governance, debt financing, and general corporate matters. Ned also represents public and private companies in mergers and acquisition transactions.

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