About the Editors
Kevin Douglas serves as co-editor of the Securities Law Exchange blog and focuses his practice on corporate governance, shareholder activism, securities laws compliance and corporate transactions. His experience ranges from providing SEC disclosure advice to the audit committee of a Fortune 100 company, to representing numerous public companies in significant acquisitions and other strategic transactions, to negotiating a settlement agreement with a significant shareholder activist to resolve a threatened proxy fight.
Jay Knight is head of the firm’s Capital Markets practice at Bass, Berry & Sims. His practice focuses on securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, real estate capital markets, structured finance, and the general representation of public companies and underwriters. Since his return to private practice in 2012 after having served five years in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Division of Corporation Finance, Jay has represented both issuers and underwriters in connection with initial public offerings (IPOs), follow-on and secondary offerings, tender offers, SPACs, de-SPACs, and mergers and acquisitions, involving companies in a wide range of industries, including healthcare, real estate (REITs), defense and restaurant, among others. Jay is nationally recognized in the securities bar and currently serves as the chair of the American Bar Association’s Federal Regulation of Securities Committee with approximately 2,500 members.