Alan L. Dye | Washington, D.C. | Hogan Lovells

Alan L. Dye
Dye Alan
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'Alan is an outstanding lawyer who advises wisely with superb knowledge and expertise.' ... 'Alan is a leading light of the securities Bar. He can deliver encyclopedic knowledge in an understandable and highly effective manner.'

Clients quoted in Chambers USA 2022

Public companies have sought Alan Dye's advice on complex securities law issues since he left the SEC in 1986. Best known for his co-authorship (with Peter Romeo) of the leading treatise on Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act, Alan is a go-to lawyer for boards and general counsels seeking to navigate the often inter-related requirements of SEC rules and stock exchange listing standards.

His clients benefit from his vast knowledge, particularly regarding SEC disclosures, board and committee structure and composition, executive compensation, and compliance policies. As the annual meeting of shareholders becomes a year-long process, corporate secretaries turn to Alan for help with shareholder engagement, responding to shareholder proposals, structuring and disclosing executive compensation, and addressing the policies and recommendations of proxy advisory firms.

As a nationally recognized authority on stock trading issues, Alan helps public companies with both drafting their insider trading policies and pre-clearing insider transactions in company securities. Stock traders, too, turn to Alan for advice regarding the SEC's complex stock trading rules. Alan helps investment funds avoid Section 16(b) liability traps and defend their transactions against the 16(b) plaintiffs' bar, and helps major brokerage houses comply with Rule 144 and administer Rule 10b5-1 trading plans.

Alan is ranked in Band 1 nationwide for securities advisory work by Chambers USA and as a leading lawyer for corporate governance by Legal 500 US. He has been included in Best Lawyers America since 2006 and Who's Who Legal of International Corporate Governance Lawyers since 2009.

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'An outstanding lawyer. Very responsive and solution-oriented.' … 'Alan is a guru on securities, corporate governance and board-level counseling matters, and can deliver that encyclopedic knowledge before any audience in a highly effective manner.'

Clients quoted in Chambers USA 2021

Representative experience

Assisted numerous public companies in submitting no-action letters to the SEC regarding shareholder proposals.
Defended hedge fund in Section 16(b) action involving transactions in derivative securities.


  • J.D., The University of Georgia, salutatorian, Order of the Coif, 1978
  • B.A., Emory University, with high honors, 1975
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
  • New York
Court admissions
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
  • Former Chairman, Securities, Commodities and Exchange Committee, Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Section, American Bar Association
  • Member, Advisory Board, National Association of Stock Plan Professionals
  • Member, Advisory Board, Securities Regulation Law Journal
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Securities Law Committee of Society for Corporate Governance
  • Member, Board of Trustees, SEC Historical Society, 2018


M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Corporate Governance, Leading Lawyer

Legal 500 US

Securities: Regulation: Advisory (Nationwide)

Chambers USA

M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Shareholder Activism, Recommended

Legal 500 US

Corporate Law

The Best Lawyers in America

Securities Regulation

The Best Lawyers in America

M&A and Governance

Who's Who Legal

International Who's Who of Corporate Governance Lawyers

Who's Who Legal

Securities & Corporate Finance

Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers

Top Lawyer


Corporate/M&A & Private Equity (District of Columbia)

Chambers USA