Hagen Ganem concentrates his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and general corporate and securities matters.


Prior to joining Skadden, Mr. Ganem served as an attorney adviser in the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance. As a member of the manufacturing and construction group within the division, he handled the legal review of Securities Act and Exchange Act filings, including IPO and business combination registration statements, proxy and information statements, and periodic and current reports. In addition, he served as a member of the Rule 14a-8 Shareholder Proposal Taskforce for two consecutive proxy seasons. During the 2012 proxy season, he was responsible for considering and recommending the disposition of no-action requests seeking to exclude proxy access proposals. While in law school, Mr. Ganem interned in the SEC Division of Corporation Finance’s Office of Chief Counsel, where he worked on a variety of interpretative matters.



  • J.D., Seattle University School of Law, 2008 (cum laude)
  • B.A., University of Washington, 2002


  • New York
  • District of Columbia

Government Service

  • Attorney Adviser, Division of Corporation Finance, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (2008-2012)

Hagen J. Ganem

Counsel, SEC Reporting and Compliance; Mergers and Acquisitions; Corporate Governance