D. Michael Lefever

Senior Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP

D. Michael Lefever

D. Michael Lefever

Senior Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP

Biography

Michael Lefever is resident in the Washington, DC office. He engages in a combined general corporate advisory practice and corporate finance practice, with a primary focus on the federal securities laws.

Mr. Lefever’s advisory practice consists of:

* Advising public companies on SEC compliance matters, including the disclosure obligations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the application of the SEC proxy rules, and securities trading and reporting by corporate insiders.
* Counseling public companies and boards of directors on corporate governance matters, including state corporate law duties and compliance with stock exchange listing requirements, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and Dodd-Frank Act requirements.
* Advising public companies on the adoption of change-of-control defenses, including the adoption of shareholder rights plans.
* Advising public companies, boards of directors and individual executives on executive compensation matters, including the negotiation of employment agreements and employment termination agreements, and the adoption, stockholder approval of, and the registration of securities issued under, employee savings and incentive plans.

Mr. Lefever also has a broad capital markets transactional practice that includes the representation of:

* Issuers in registered debt and equity offerings, tax-exempt private activity bond offerings, trust preferred offerings, and Rule 144A offerings and other private placements.
* Issuers in connection with issuer tender offers and stock repurchases.
* Issuers in consent solicitations of bondholders.
* Borrowers in the negotiation of syndicated credit facilities and bilateral loans, both secured and unsecured.
* Corporations in swaps and other derivative transactions.

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Partner at Winston & Strawn LLP

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Chairman, Corporate Practice at Covington & Burling LLP

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D. Michael Lefever
Senior Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP
Education
JD Degree
Class of 1979

Boston University School of Law (BU Law) is the law school affiliated with Boston University. It is the second-oldest law school in Massachusetts and one of the first law schools in the country to admit students regardless of race or gender. It is also a member of the Association of American Law Schools and a charter member of the American Bar Association.

BA Degree
Class of 1976

Dickinson College, founded in 1773, is a highly selective, private residential liberal-arts college known for its innovative curriculum. Its mission is to offer students a useful education in the arts and sciences that will prepare them for lives as engaged citizens and leaders. The 180-acre campus of Dickinson College is located in the heart of historic Carlisle, Pa. The college offers 42 majors with an emphasis on international studies, has more than 40 study-abroad programs in 24 countries on six continents and offers 13 modern languages.

Career History
Senior Counsel
Current

Covington & Burling LLP provides legal consulting services. They represent clients in litigation, white collar defense, transactional, governmental affairs, international, life sciences and other matters. The firm offers legal services related to intellectual property, international trade, mergers & acquisitions and tax practices. The company was founded by J. Harry Covington and Edward B. Burling on January 1, 1919 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Special Counsel, Office of the Chief Counsel, Division of Corporation Finance
1979 - 1986

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is an agency of the United States federal government. It holds primary responsibility for enforcing the federal securities laws and regulating the securities industry, the nation's stock and options exchanges, and other electronic securities markets in the United States. In addition to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that created it, the SEC enforces the Securities Act of 1933, the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Sarbanes–Oxley Act of 2002, and other statutes. The SEC was created by Section 4 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

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$10K - $25K
2015

Dickinson College, founded in 1773, is a highly selective, private residential liberal-arts college known for its innovative curriculum. Its mission is to offer students a useful education in the arts and sciences that will prepare them for lives as engaged citizens and leaders. The 180-acre campus of Dickinson College is located in the heart of historic Carlisle, Pa. The college offers 42 majors with an emphasis on international studies, has more than 40 study-abroad programs in 24 countries on six continents and offers 13 modern languages.

$10K - $25K
2014

Dickinson College, founded in 1773, is a highly selective, private residential liberal-arts college known for its innovative curriculum. Its mission is to offer students a useful education in the arts and sciences that will prepare them for lives as engaged citizens and leaders. The 180-acre campus of Dickinson College is located in the heart of historic Carlisle, Pa. The college offers 42 majors with an emphasis on international studies, has more than 40 study-abroad programs in 24 countries on six continents and offers 13 modern languages.

Political Donations
$250
2009

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$250
2008

Professional at Smith Dawson & Andrews

$250
2008

Representative from Mississippi's 2nd Congressional District

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Pandora Media LLC purchases Next Big Sound, Inc. from TechStars Central LLC, Foundry Group LLC, Alsop Louie Management LLC, Uncork Capital, Inc., IA Ventures

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Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. purchases Santarus, Inc.

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AstraZeneca Plc purchases Omthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Awards & Honors
Admitted to District of Columbia Bar
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D. Michael Lefever is affiliated with Covington & Burling LLP, US Securities & Exchange Commission

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