Skadden Expands SEC Compliance Practice With Addition of James Rapp

James Rapp

Skadden is pleased to announce that James Rapp has joined the firm as counsel in our SEC reporting and compliance practice. Mr. Rapp, who will be based in our New York office, will advise U.S. and international issuers and investors, private equity firms, hedge funds, investment advisers, and public company directors and officers on regulatory, compliance and transactional matters.

Mr. Rapp’s practice focuses on compliance and reporting under Section 16 and Sections 13(d), (f), (g) and (h) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including structuring transactions and developing related disclosure strategies for initial public offerings of portfolio companies, spin-offs, SPACs, merger- and PIPE-related activities, derivative transactions and significant secondary sales. He also advises public company directors and officers on Section 13 and 16 issues related to tax and estate planning matters and represents tax-exempt organizations and family offices on Section 13 and 16 issues and filings. Additionally, he counsels clients on responses to claims for short-swing profits under Section 16, Rule 144 sales and Rule 10b5-1 trading plans.

“We’re thrilled to welcome James to our practice,” said Brian V. Breheny, head of Skadden’s SEC reporting and compliance practice. “His significant and wide range of experiences, particularly related to the SEC’s beneficial ownership and short-swing profit rules, further strengthens our capabilities and offerings to our clients.”

“I’m delighted to join Skadden’s SEC reporting and compliance team, which is at the forefront of understanding these issues,” said Mr. Rapp. “I look forward to working together with colleagues across the firm’s practices to assist clients in navigating this evolving space.”

Mr. Rapp previously worked at another major global law firm. He is a graduate of Duke University and Fordham University School of Law.