Shari Ness is Counsel in Simpson Thacher’s New York office and a member of the Firm’s Public Company Advisory Practice. Shari advises both mature and newly public companies on all aspects of their compliance with the U.S. securities laws and the listing requirements of the major U.S. exchanges. Her practice also focuses on new developments and changing best practices in corporate governance matters.
Shari regularly assists in-house counsel, management and boards of directors on a wide range of corporate matters, including SEC and stock exchange reporting and disclosure requirements, director and executive compensation disclosure, director independence, board and committee structures, shareholder meetings and proxy materials, beneficial ownership reporting, shareholder advisory firms, and internal investigations.
Shari also spent time in-house as General Counsel of a Nasdaq-listed public company in the telecommunications technology sector. Shari received her J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1997 and her B.A., cum laude, from Columbia College in 1994. She is admitted to practice in New York.