Alex McClean



Harter Secrest & Emery

Alex is a practical, results-driven attorney who finds creative solutions to close transactions and resolve his clients most sensitive legal issues. As Chair of the Firm’s Securities and Capital Markets practice group, Alex counsels domestic and foreign companies of all sizes, ranging from early-stage start-up companies to publicly traded companies, with market capitalizations in the tens of billions of dollars. He helps clients successfully raise capital both publicly and privately while navigating complex federal and state securities laws, NYSE and NASDAQ listing standards. Alex also advises public companies regarding their periodic disclosure obligations under federal securities laws, including advice regarding both contested and uncontested proxy solicitations and tender offers. He is a trusted counselor to boards of directors helping them navigate complex corporate governance issues while fulfilling their fiduciary duties to stockholders and complying with federal securities laws.

Alex counsels independent broker-dealers, investment advisers, investment banks and their representatives regarding compliance with federal and state securities laws and FINRA regulations. He has experience advising broker-dealers in connection with change-in-control transactions and navigating the FINRA continuing membership application process.

Alex advises both domestic and foreign companies, as well as foreign law firms, regarding compliance with federal and state securities laws in connection with equity compensation awards issued to U.S. employees.

Additionally, Alex advises companies on all aspects of mergers and acquisitions, with a focus on compliance with federal and state securities laws. He also drafts, negotiates and advises on behalf of clients with respect to all facets of the formation, ownership, operation, transfer and termination of business entities.


    12:25 PM - 12:50 PM

    Wednesday General Session 1/31/2024

    Dissecting New SEC Cybersecurity Disclosure Rules

    • Understanding the SEC’s rules on companies for reporting greenhouse gases
    • Differences in Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 GHG emissions reporting
    • Climate related reporting requirements and what they cover
    • Disclosing GHG impact on strategy, business model and outlook
    • Consequences for incomplete reporting/failure to report
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