George C. Mckann

Of Counsel at Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

George C. Mckann

George C. Mckann

Of Counsel at Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Biography

George C. McKann is of counsel in the Corporate and Securities Practice Group who concentrates his practice in the counseling of corporations, directors and special committees in corporate governance matters and general disclosure obligations. He also represents corporations in mergers and acquisitions and public securities offerings. George is a past chair of the firm’s corporate and international practices and is a past president of The World Law Group, an international network of independent firms located in the major commercial cities around the world. He is also listed in Illinois’ Leading Lawyers Network.

George has represented a diverse number of public and private corporations in manufacturing, software, health care and consumer products, telecommunications and retail industries. He also acts as counsel to underwriters in the public offering of securities. He is a member of the Federal Regulation of Securities Committee and the International Section of the American Bar Association. He is the author of various articles on mergers and acquisitions, equity financing and corporate compliance matters and has spoken before professional groups, including the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Northwestern University’s Ray Garrett, Jr. Corporate and Securities Law Institute, the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, the Practicing Law Institute, and numerous trade associations and industry groups.

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World Law Group

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Corporate Executive at Avison Young (Canada), Inc.

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Co-Founder at Levy Family Partners LLC

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Vermont Electric Power Company, Inc.

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Former Chief Administrative Officer & Executive Vice President at Young & Rubicam Brands, Inc.

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Management Principal at HOK Architects Corp.

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Partner at Paul Hastings LLP

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Member, Board of Trustees at Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.

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Senior Vice President & Midwest Chairman, Fine Arts at Sotheby's

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Partner at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

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Partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

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George C. Mckann
Of Counsel at Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Education
J.D.
Class of 1966

The Northwestern University School of Law is an elite, private American law school in Chicago, Illinois. Located in the North Side's Streeterville, it is one of the twelve constituent schools of Northwestern University. The law school was founded in 1859 as the Union College of Law of the Old University of Chicago. The first law school established in Chicago, it became jointly controlled by Northwestern University in 1873 and fully incorporated into Northwestern in 1891. Northwestern Law is a member of the "T-14" law schools, a prestigious group of 14 schools that have national recognition.

B.A., High Honors
Class of 1963

Lawrence University of Wisconsin, through its undergraduate residential college and Conservatory of Music, educates students in the liberal arts and sciences. The university is devoted to excellence and integrity in all of its activities and committed to the development of intellect and talent, the pursuit of knowledge and understanding, the cultivation of sound judgment, and respect for the perspectives of others. Lawrence prepares students for lives of achievement, responsible and meaningful citizenship, lifelong learning, and personal fulfillment.

Memberships
Member, International Section
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Career History
Of Counsel
Current

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP provides legal services in areas such as corporate and securities, corporate restructuring, investment management, health care, real estate, environment and energy, employee benefits and executive compensation, commercial litigation, life insurance and annuities, insurance coverage, labor and employment, intellectual property, government and regulatory affairs, communications litigation, products liability and mass tort litigation, and private client services. The company was founded in 1849 and it is headquartered in Philadelphia, PA.

President
Prior

Wragge & Co. is a network of law firms providing legal services to businesses and corporations.

Attorney
Prior

Gardner Carton & Douglas LLP offers legal services in practice areas including healthcare, corporate and securities, employee benefits, labor and employment, real estate, intellectual property, litigation and government relations. The firm specified practice areas includes corporate law, corporate restructuring, government relations, health law, HR law (employee benefits and employment), Indian tribal governments, intellectual property, litigation and dispute resolution, real estate and environmental and wealth planning and philanthropy. The company is headquartered in Chicago, IL

Boards & Committees
Trustee
Current

The Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society, through its virtual museum and archive at www.sechistorical.org, shares, preserves and advances knowledge of the history of financial regulation. Get connected for updates on new materials and upcoming programs in the museum. Founded in 1999, the Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, independent of and separate from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The virtual museum and archive is built and exhibited independent of any SEC oversight. The SEC Historical Society is funded solely by gifts and grants from the private sector, and receives no government funding. Over 85% of annual contributions are used for the virtual museum and archive's building and outreach. Give today to keep the museum current, independent and growing. The Society's Annual Report includes audited financial statements, narrative of activities and list of donors for its fiscal year of January 1 through December 31. The SEC Historical Society is governed by an independent Board of Trustees and administered by its staff. The Board of Advisors is a corps of committed volunteer leaders who, while not subject to the governance and fiduciary responsibilities of the Board of Trustees, work individually and as a group to advance the mission and work of the Society. The SEC Historical Society's Code of Ethics states its policies and procedures for maintaining the integrity of the organization. Click here to submit any legal or ethical concerns about the Society. All submissions will be held in confidence.

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$750 - $999
2011

THE FOUNDATION PROVIDES SCHOLARSHIPS AND OTHER EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR CADDIES AND PROMOTES THE SOCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL WELFARE OF RECIPIENTS.

$5,000 - $10K
2006

The Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society, through its virtual museum and archive at www.sechistorical.org, shares, preserves and advances knowledge of the history of financial regulation. Get connected for updates on new materials and upcoming programs in the museum. Founded in 1999, the Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, independent of and separate from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The virtual museum and archive is built and exhibited independent of any SEC oversight. The SEC Historical Society is funded solely by gifts and grants from the private sector, and receives no government funding. Over 85% of annual contributions are used for the virtual museum and archive's building and outreach. Give today to keep the museum current, independent and growing. The Society's Annual Report includes audited financial statements, narrative of activities and list of donors for its fiscal year of January 1 through December 31. The SEC Historical Society is governed by an independent Board of Trustees and administered by its staff. The Board of Advisors is a corps of committed volunteer leaders who, while not subject to the governance and fiduciary responsibilities of the Board of Trustees, work individually and as a group to advance the mission and work of the Society. The SEC Historical Society's Code of Ethics states its policies and procedures for maintaining the integrity of the organization. Click here to submit any legal or ethical concerns about the Society. All submissions will be held in confidence.

$500 - $999
2004

The Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society, through its virtual museum and archive at www.sechistorical.org, shares, preserves and advances knowledge of the history of financial regulation. Get connected for updates on new materials and upcoming programs in the museum. Founded in 1999, the Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, independent of and separate from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The virtual museum and archive is built and exhibited independent of any SEC oversight. The SEC Historical Society is funded solely by gifts and grants from the private sector, and receives no government funding. Over 85% of annual contributions are used for the virtual museum and archive's building and outreach. Give today to keep the museum current, independent and growing. The Society's Annual Report includes audited financial statements, narrative of activities and list of donors for its fiscal year of January 1 through December 31. The SEC Historical Society is governed by an independent Board of Trustees and administered by its staff. The Board of Advisors is a corps of committed volunteer leaders who, while not subject to the governance and fiduciary responsibilities of the Board of Trustees, work individually and as a group to advance the mission and work of the Society. The SEC Historical Society's Code of Ethics states its policies and procedures for maintaining the integrity of the organization. Click here to submit any legal or ethical concerns about the Society. All submissions will be held in confidence.

Political Donations
$250
2010

Former Senator from Illinois

$250
2009

Former Senator from Illinois

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Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, EQT III Fund purchase Sola International, Inc.

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Perrigo Co. purchases Agis Industries (1983) Ltd.

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