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Brian Breheny, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Brian Breheny
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
General Session Speaker
Brian Breheny
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Mr. Breheny is a corporate partner in Skadden Arps' Washington, DC office. In this capacity, he represents clients in matters related to mergers and acquisitions, securities regulation, corporate finance and corporate governance.

Prior to joining Skadden in 2010, Mr. Breheny held a number of leadership positions in the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He began as chief of the SEC's Office of Mergers and Acquisitions in July 2003, and in November 2007 he became deputy director, Legal and Regulatory Policy. In his position as chief of the Office of Mergers and Acquisitions, Mr. Breheny oversaw the legal and technical aspects of the administration of the Securities Act of 1933 as it related to tender offers and mergers; the proxy, beneficial ownership reporting, tender offer and going-private provisions of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and the rules, regulations, forms and procedures promulgated to implement these statutory provisions. As deputy director, he was a member of the senior staff of the Commission with responsibility for the Division's legal and regulatory policy support offices (Chief Counsel, Chief Accountant, Mergers and Acquisitions, International Corporate Finance, Rulemaking, Small Business Policy and Enforcement Liaison).

Mr. Breheny earned his juris doctorate degree, with honors, from St. John's University School of Law. He also earned a bachelor of science degree in accounting from the Peter J. Tobin School of Business at St. John's University. Before joining the SEC, Mr. Breheny worked at another international law firm in its New York and London offices. He began his career as a certified public accountant with KPMG LLP.

Mr. Breheny has lectured extensively on topics such as mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and the federal proxy rules and shareholder voting. He is currently an adjunct securities law faculty member at Howard University School of Law.

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