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Shari Ness
 

Shari Ness

Counsel
 
425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017 
 
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Fax: +1-212-455-2502
As Counsel in Simpson Thacher’s Corporate Department and a member of the Firm’s Public Company Advisory Practice, Shari advises both mature and newly public companies on  all aspects of their compliance with the U.S. securities laws and the listing requirements of the major U.S. exchanges. Her practice also focuses on new developments and changing best practices in corporate governance matters. Shari regularly assists in-house counsel, management and boards of directors on a wide range of matters, including SEC and stock exchange reporting and disclosure requirements, director and executive compensation disclosure, director independence, board and committee structures, shareholder meetings and proxy materials, beneficial ownership reporting, shareholder advisory firms, and internal investigations. Shari also spent time in-house as General Counsel of a Nasdaq-listed public company in the telecommunications technology sector.

 

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Work Highlights
  • Bentley Systems in its initial public offering and Nasdaq listing
  • GFL Environmental in its $2 billion initial public offering and NYSE listing
  • Avantor in its $4.37 billion initial public offering, the largest healthcare initial public offering in U.S. history and the second largest U.S. initial public offering of 2019, and NYSE listing
  • Gates Industrial Corporation plc in connection with its $840 million initial public offering
  • National Vision Holdings, Inc., in its $400 million initial public offering
Education
  • Columbia Law School, 1997 J.D.
  • Columbia College, 1994 B.A.
    cum laude
Admissions
  • New York 1998

Shari Ness is Counsel in Simpson Thacher’s New York office and a member of the Firm’s Public Company Advisory Practice. Shari advises both mature and newly public companies on  all aspects of their compliance with the U.S. securities laws and the listing requirements of the major U.S. exchanges. Her practice also focuses on new developments and changing best practices in  corporate governance matters. 

Shari regularly assists in-house counsel, management and boards of directors on a wide range of corporate matters, including SEC and stock exchange reporting and disclosure requirements, director and executive compensation disclosure, director independence, board and committee structures, shareholder meetings and proxy materials, beneficial ownership reporting, shareholder advisory firms, and internal investigations.

Shari also spent time in-house as General Counsel of a Nasdaq-listed public company in the telecommunications technology sector.

Shari received her J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1997 and her B.A., cum laude, from Columbia College in 1994. She is admitted to practice in New York.

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