Keir Gumbs is a partner in Washington, DC and vice chair of the Securities and Capital Markets Practice Group. Before Covington, Mr. Gumbs spent six years at the SEC where he held numerous positions, including as counsel to an SEC Commissioner. Mr. Gumbs is recognized as a leading authority on securities regulation and corporate governance who represents a cross-section of constituencies, including Fortune 500 companies, venture-backed firms, public pension funds, hedge funds, faith-based investors and trade associations.
At Covington, Mr. Gumbs' practice is equally distributed into the following three categories:
- Advising companies, investors and regulated entities with respect to ongoing securities regulatory compliance - including preparing SEC filings, as well as compliance with FINRA, national stock exchange, Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.
- Advising boards and investors with respect to corporate governance developments - regarding matters such as board and committee independence, cybersecurity, internal controls, shareholder proposals, proxy access, enhancing political spending disclosures and similar matters.
- Advising companies and investors on a variety of transactional matters, including securities offerings, crowdfunding, IPOs, mergers, tender offers, share repurchase programs and similar matters.