Keir D. Gumbs is a partner in Washington, DC and vice chair of the Securities and Capital Markets Practice Group. He advises public and private companies, non-profit organizations, institutional investors and other clients in corporate, corporate governance, securities regulation, and transactional matters.
Before joining Covington, Mr. Gumbs' spent six years at the SEC, where he last served as counsel to an SEC Commissioner. Prior to that role, Mr. Gumbs served as a Special Counsel in the Office of Chief Counsel in the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance. In the Office of Chief Counsel, Mr. Gumbs worked on the taskforce for shareholder proposals for three years, including two years where he lead or co-lead the taskforce. He also advised companies and investors with respect to a variety of other matters arising under federal securities law with an emphasis on corporate finance issues under the Securities Act of 1933, reporting obligations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the proxy rules, corporate governance developments and SEC enforcement actions.