Maia Gez

Partner, Silicon Valley

Biography

Advises clients on corporate governance and all aspects of compliance with US securities laws and the listing requirements of the major U.S. exchanges. Specialties include Securities, Public Company Advisory, Corporate Governance, and Compensation Disclosure.

Overview

Maia Gez is a Partner in the Capital Markets group in the Silicon Valley office. Ms. Gez advises companies and their boards of directors on corporate governance, compliance with U.S. federal securities laws and the requirements of the major U.S. stock exchanges, board and executive compensation and pay ratio disclosure, proxy advisory firm and investor policies, ESG and shareholder engagement. Ms. Gez regularly assists management and boards of directors on director independence, conflicts of interest, proxy statements and periodic reports, SEC and stock exchange reporting and disclosure requirements, disclosure controls and procedures and internal controls, auditor independence, insider trading, Regulation FD and other company policies, shareholder proposals and responses to SEC inquiries. Her practice also focuses on new developments and evolving best practices in corporate governance matters. Maia has advised a wide range of clients, from Fortune 100 and S&P 500 clients to mid and small-cap companies, as well as clients in connection with their IPOs and newly public companies on their public company obligations.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
California State Bar
Education
Juris Doctor
New York University School of Law
BA
Columbia University
Languages
English
Hebrew

Experience

Speaking Engagements

Ms. Gez is a frequent speaker on governance, proxy, compensation and securities disclosure panels. Recent presentations include for the Society for Corporate Governance, TheCorporateCounsel.net, ALI, the Practicing Law Institute, CPE SEC Conferences, and the New York City Bar.

Publications

"The New Pay Ratio Disclosure," The Review of Securities & Commodities Regulation, November 22, 2017