Peter M. Menard is Of Counsel to the Corporate and Securities Practice Group, having served as the Leader of the firm’s Capital Markets/Public Companies team. Mr. Menard is a member of the Board of Directors, the Audit Committee and the Corporate Governance & Stockholder Relations Committee of Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD), a leading global manufacturer and supplier of application specific standard products within the discrete, logic, analog and mixed-signal semiconductor markets.
Mr. Menard’s principal areas of practice includes corporate governance, securities law compliance and corporate transactions. He is a frequent commentator on issues of corporate governance, and corporate social responsibility. His corporate practice includes acquisitions; leveraged buyouts; and technology development, research, license and materials transfer agreements.
Mr. Menard’s securities practice includes complex disclosure issues; Board and committee representation; internal investigations; periodic SEC filings; exchange listing rules; public offerings; venture capital financings; shareholder proposals; proxy contests; tender offers; rights offerings; going private transactions; and SEC and exchange enforcement actions.
Mr. Menard’s clients range from start-up companies to large, publicly-traded corporations with international operations primarily in the defense, food services, retail and manufacturing industries.
- J.D., University of Michigan, 1979
- M.S., University of Michigan, 1976
- B.A., Santa Clara University, 1974
- U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
- U.S. Supreme Court
- State Bar of California
- American Bar Association, Section of Business Law: Corporate Compliance; and Corporate Governance
- Pacific Council on International Policy
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