Justin A. Kisner is member of the firm’s SEC Reporting and Compliance Group and concentrates his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and general corporate and securities matters.

Prior to joining Skadden, Mr. Kisner was an attorney in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Corporation Finance. He most recently served in the division’s Office of Mergers and Acquisitions, where he worked on various matters arising in business combinations and change-of-control transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, proxy contests, exchange offers, tender offers, going-private transactions, beneficial ownership reporting under the Williams Act, and related matters. In addition, he served as a member of the Rule 14a-8 Shareholder Proposal Taskforce in the Office of Chief Counsel for three consecutive proxy seasons. Previously, Mr. Kisner was in the division’s Office of Telecommunications, where he worked on transactional and securities compliance matters relating to the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including IPO and business combination registration statements, proxy and information statements, periodic and current reports, and confidential treatment requests.

While in law school, Mr. Kisner was a Summer Honors Program intern in the division’s Office of Rulemaking, where he worked on various rulemaking initiatives to implement the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. He also spent one year as an intern in the legal department of a publicly traded company.



  • J.D., University of San Diego School of Law, 2012
  • B.A., University of San Diego, 2008


  • District of Columbia

Government Service

Attorney-Advisor, Division of Corporation Finance, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (2013-2016)

Justin A. Kisner

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