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 Expert  729173

Expert in Business Law and Securities Transactions


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
USA
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert practices securities and corporate law. She represents both private and public companies, as well as investment bankers and broker/dealers. Her experience includes entity selection and formation matters for businesses just getting started, contract negotiations and drafting, mergers and acquisitions, private offerings, taking private companies public, and public company reporting with the Securities and Exchange Commission. She has structured and implemented over $1 billion in financings.
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business

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business analysis

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business ethics

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business management

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corporate compliance

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debt

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equity

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Financial Industry Regulatory Authority

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hedge fund

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investment

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investment banking

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mergers and acquisitions

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mutual fund

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private equity fund

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project finance

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promissory note

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real estate finance

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securities arbitration

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securities clearing

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securities dispute

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securities finance

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securities fraud

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securities lending

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securities marketing

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securities mediation

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securities regulation

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securities settlement

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stock option

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trade finance

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business securities

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corporate finance

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corporate governance

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corporate law

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corporate responsibility

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finance

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initial public offering

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joint venture

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merger


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California;  San Diego, California;  Long Beach, California;  Santa Ana, California;  Anaheim, California;  Riverside, California;  Glendale, California;  Huntington Beach, California;  San Bernardino, California;  and Chula Vista, California.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1994   JD   Law   Western State University College of Law   Salutatorian and Summa Cum Laude

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2002 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Corporate and Securities Department

 

Partner

 

She is a partner of the firm and the managing partner of the Corporate and Securities Department. She leads a team of associates in working with private and public companies in all of their corporate and financing transactions. Additionally, her and her team represent SEC registered broker-dealer firms and federal and state registered investment advisors in their compliance requirements and transactions.

2000 to 2001

 

Senn Palumbo Meulemans LLP

 


 

Partner

 


1995 to 2000

 

Horwitz & Beam, Inc.

 


 

Partner

 



Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Admitted to practice before the California Supreme Court, 1995 Admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Central District (federal court), 1995 Member, California State Bar Association, 1995

Professional Appointments

Editor of Western State University College of Law, Law Review

Awards/Recognition

Named a Southern California Rising Star Attorney by Los Angeles magazine and Southern California Super Lawyers Three Years in a Row (2006, 2005 and 2004); American Jurisprudence Award in Real Property, 1993; American Jurisprudence Award in Remedies, 1993; American Jurisprudence Award in Wills, 1993; American Jurisprudence Award in Civil Procedure, 1993; American Jurisprudence Award in Criminal Law, 1992; American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence, 1992; American Jurisprudence Award in Torts, 1992; American Jurisprudence Award in Legal Writing, 1991; American Jurisprudence Award in Contracts, 1991; Graduated Salutatorian and Summa Cum Laude; Distinguished Honor Roll five times; Honor Roll three times; National Dean's List 1992-1993 and 1994.


Publications:
Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - The Federal Lawyer Magazine  
 - Women Lawyers Journal  
 - Western State University Law Review  
 - Micro-Cap Review Magazine  

Consulting Services:
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
2016: Expert witness for defendants consisting of officers and directors of private company sued under personal liability theories for alleged misrepresentations and fraud in connection with private offering of securities to plaintiff investors. 2015: Expert witness for plaintiffs in $33 million case against public company regarding public company disclosure and reporting requirements to the SEC. (I was deposed and testified in arbitration hearing.)

Testimonial received after testifying in this case:

From: Chris Powell, Esq. Sent: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 1:14 PM To: Expert Subject: Your expert witness testimony at the arbitration hearing for our clients, the Plaintiffs

Good afternoon Lynne,

We just received the arbitrator's award; he found for [our clients] and awarded seven figures in damages. We also defeated all of [the opposing party's] counterclaims.  We are all very excited by the outcome.  The Arbitrator wrote a lengthy award and cited your testimony numerous times. He too was impressed by your testimony.  Thank you so much for your efforts; your involvement was integral to our success. 

Chris Powell Attorney cpowell@romeropark.com 16935 West Bernardo Drive, Suite 260 San Diego, CA 92127 Tel: 858.592.0065

2015: Expert witness for plaintiff in adversary family law case regarding insider trading. 2013: Expert witness for U.S. Bankruptcy Trustee in $450 million bankruptcy case of public company. (Opined as to standard of care of underwriters, Oppenheimer & Co., Sandler O'Neill, and Macquarie in performing due diligence and conducting public offering.) 2012: Expert witness for defense in civil case seeking transfer of securities and damages. 2012: Expert witness for defense in civil case regarding structuring of real estate securities transaction. (I was deposed.) 2011: Expert witness for defense in $11.6 million dollar civil case re: fiduciary duties of directors and corporate formalities. (I was deposed.) 2010: Expert witness for defense in $44 million civil case re: secured transactions. (I was deposed. Case went to trial and I testified at trial.) 2009: Expert witness for plaintiffs in civil case re: interpretation of shareholder agreement. 2005: Expert witness for defense in civil case re: corporate books and records. (I was deposed.) 2004: Testified before the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in case re: sale of unregistered securities, fraud, and misrepresentation. (Eventually turned into criminal proceeding.) 2003: Testified before the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in case re: market manipulation. 2000: Testified in Federal Court in Los Angeles on behalf of defending stockbroker in trade reporting case by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) vs. the broker.

Recent Litigation Client Requests:
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Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Presenter, Starting a Small Business, Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, California, March 2013.

Speaker, The Colorful World of Securities Law, Business Development Initiative, Irvine, California, March 2012.

Speaker, Everything You Wanted to Know About Securities Law, But Were Afraid to Ask, National Investment Banking Association Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, December 2008.

Panelist, Real Estate: New Ideas for Today's Fast Changing Market, Brookstreet Securities Corporation 2005 Annual Product Marketing Conference, San Diego, California, May 2005.


 

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