Securities & Public Companies


Ropes & Gray provides seasoned advice to public companies and leading investment banks on a full range of sophisticated disclosure, governance and transaction issues. 


“They’re excellent to work with—they are professional and they’re smart and practical. They’re people in search of solutions; they will always make us understand what our risks are, but also give us the ability to plot a solution if our tolerance is high enough.” Client, Chambers USA
“It’s an internationally prominent transactional law firm. They have a keen understanding of market terms, and are technically brilliant and unfailingly thorough. They are relentless hard workers who never miss a deadline.” Client, Chambers USA


Attorneys in our securities & public companies group counsel clients on a range of sophisticated corporate, securities and transactional issues. Ropes & Gray has nationally leading practices in securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions and governance/board representations. Leveraging our deep experience and understanding of securities laws, market practice and deal dynamics, we offer practical and creative approaches to problem solving while providing unparalleled client service.

Our practice has three core components:

In representing our clients, we combine the strong knowledge in these areas with our significant capabilities in core disciplines such as executive compensation, tax, labor, intellectual property, securities litigation and government enforcement. The depth and breadth of our practice across legal disciplines, geographies and industries helps to ensure that difficult legal issues do not become a roadblock to the success of any client.


Ropes & Gray represents public companies and leading investment banks in a wide range of securities, M&A and governance matters. Our clients include, but are not limited to:

  • Affiliated Managers Group, Inc.
  • Alexion Pharmaceuticals
  • Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Inc.
  • Carter’s
  • Covidien Plc
  • Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Domino’s Pizza
  • Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc.
  • J. Crew Group
  • Kohlberg Capital Corporation
  • Keurig Green Mountain
  • LPL Financial
  • Michaels Stores
  • Northeast Utilities
  • Pfizer
  • Samsonite International S.A.
  • The TJX Companies, Inc.
  • Zoetis Inc.