Director, Division of Corporation Finance
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Keith Higgins was named Director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Corporation Finance in May 2013.
Mr. Higgins came to the SEC from the law firm of Ropes & Gray LLP where he was a partner in its Boston office. In that position, he advised public companies about securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, compliance, and corporate governance, and advised underwriters in initial public offerings and other public equity offerings. He has been a frequent writer and lecturer on securities law, executive compensation, and corporate governance, and is a past chair of the Federal Regulation of Securities Committee of the American Bar Association.
Mr. Higgins holds a B.A. from Florida State University (Phi Beta Kappa) and received his M.A. from the University of Virginia. He graduated summa cum laude from Boston University School of Law and clerked for the Honorable Herbert P. Wilkins in the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts.