Former SEC assistant director joins Hogan Lovells’ corporate practice

Hogan Lovells has appointed Michael McTiernan as a partner in its corporate practice. For nearly a decade, McTiernan worked for the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the division of corporate finance, where he most recently served as assistant director of the real-estate group.

McTiernan is experienced in federal securities law compliance issues for real-estate investment trusts (REITs) and other public companies.

He will focus his practice on advising REITs and other real-estate companies on securities matters, including in connection with initial public offerings, follow-on offerings, mergers and acquisitions, periodic reporting and corporate governance matters and representing underwriters in connection with securities offerings by REITs and other real-estate companies. He will also advise public companies in other sectors on general securities law issues.

During his tenure at the SEC, McTiernan also served as primary adviser to the chief counsel on interpretive issues related to the Securities Act and developed and oversaw the division of corporate finance’s advanced securities law training programme.

Prior to joining the SEC, he was an associate at an international law firm in New York where he represented REITs and underwriters in public and private debt and equity offerings and mergers and acquisitions and advised clients on Exchange Act reporting matters.

McTiernan holds a JD from the Georgetown University Law Center and a BA in history from the College of Wooster. He also was a Fulbright Fellow in 2009 and assisted Hong Kong University with a study of the Hong Kong REIT market.