Manuel G.R. Rivera

Manuel G.R. Rivera

Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Securities Law
  • District of Columbia, New York
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I am a New York-based corporate lawyer with more than 15 years of experience representing middle market public companies, particularly in technology, retail, mining and energy businesses, in securities law compliance and corporate governance matters, financing transactions and corporate acquisitions and mergers.

I have guided several dozen U.S. public companies and foreign private issuers in complying with federal securities law periodic reporting requirements and new regulations including the JOBS Act, the Dodd-Frank Act and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. I also advise major shareholders and corporate insiders in resales of restricted securities, estate planning transactions involving public company stock and compliance with insider reporting obligations under the Exchange Act.

In addition, I counsel public companies regarding New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market listing and corporate governance standards and Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and institutional investor proxy voting policies. My experience in this area includes director training and advice concerning Rule 10b5-1 plans, board committee charters, codes of ethics, insider trading policies and other corporate governance policies.

My substantial experience in corporate finance has included advising U.S. and non-U.S. issuers in public offerings and private placements of equity, debt and convertible securities. I have represented issuers in IPOs, PIPEs, registered directs, at-the-market equity offering programs, standby equity distribution agreements, Rule 144A offerings, private placements under Regulation D, international offerings under Regulation S, tender offers, exchange offers, rights offerings and other securities offerings.

I also represent public and private companies in evaluating, negotiating and closing complex domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions and dispositions and in establishing or restructuring joint ventures.

Practice Area
    Securities Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Corporate Governance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
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New York
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  • Spanish
Professional Experience
Sr. Counsel
Norton Rose Fulbright
Harvard Law School
J.D. (1996)
Activities: Articles & Submissions Editor, Harvard International Law Journal
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City University of New York - Baruch College
MBA (1993)
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Yale University
B.A. (1989)
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American Bar Foundation
Professional Associations
Activities: Hispanic National Bar Association
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Activities: New York City Bar Association
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Association for Corporate Growth
- Current
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New York State Bar Association
Securities Regulation Committee
- Current
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Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals
Small & Mid-Cap Companies Committee
- Current
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American Bar Association
Committee on Mergers & Acquisitions
- Current
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New York City Bar Association
Corporation Law Committee
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Articles & Publications
Staying Ahead of the Curve in Complying with Current and Anticipated Securities Regulations
Thomson Reuters/Aspatore Books
M&A in 2012: Understanding the Tender Offer
Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
"Proxy Access" Shareholder Proposals In The 2012 Proxy Season
MCCA/Mondaq Newsstand
ISS Issues Updated Proxy Voting Policies for the 2012 Proxy Season
Fulbright Briefing
Weighing ISS Proxy Voting Policies For 2012
Securities Law360
"Proxy Access" Shareholder Proposals in the Upcoming Proxy Season
Fulbright Briefing
SEC Proposes Alternatives to Credit Ratings as Criteria for Short-Form Registration Statement Eligibility
Fulbright Briefing
SEC Adopts "Proxy Access" Rule
Fulbright Briefing
"Dodd-Frank Impacts Private Equity"
Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
"Key Transactional Securities and Public Company Disclosure/Governance Provisions"
Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
"The Enforceability and Effectiveness of Typical Shareholders Agreement Provisions"
Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Corporation Law Committee
Corporate Governance At-A-Glance
Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
Fulbright & Jaworski LLP
666 Fifth Avenue
33rd Floor
New York, NY 10103
Telephone: (212) 318-3000
Fax: (212) 318-3400
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