John A. Menicucci Jr.: Lawyer with Husch Blackwell LLP

John A. Menicucci Jr.

Omaha,  NE  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Corporate
  • Securities & Corporate Governance
  • Investment Management
  • Wind Energy
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Renewable Energy
  • Biofuels
  • Biomass & Landfill Gas
Contact InfoTelephone: 402.964.5143
Fax: 402.964.5050
University University of Notre Dame, B.S., 1998
Law SchoolCreighton University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2007 Certificate of Concentration, Business Law, Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, Oralist
Admitted2007, Iowa; 2007, Nebraska

Professional Associations and Memberships
•American Bar Association, Business Law Section
•Iowa State Bar Association
•Nebraska State Bar Association
•Omaha Bar Association, Executive Council, 2011-present; Law Day Committee, co-chair, 2009-present
•Rotary Club of West Omaha
•Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, Rocky Mountain Chapter, Advisory Committee


A member of the Energy & Natural Resources industry team, John represents clients primarily in securities and corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and investment management.

In his practice, he provides counsel to registered open and closed-end funds, unregistered investment vehicles, their sponsors and advisers, and assists investment advisers with structuring and registering and with ongoing regulatory compliance matters. John also assists public companies with registration under the Securities Act of 1933, reporting and compliance obligations under the Securities Exchange Act, the Investment Company Act of 1940 and others as required by securities exchanges. John also advises companies, their officers and boards of directors on corporate governance compliance and best practices and other global corporate compliance matters.

John also has represented issuers in private placements of debt and equity securities, including preparation of private placement memoranda and federal and state securities law compliance matters. He assists start-ups and publicly held companies in raising capital through the sale of securities in private and public offerings.

John is an adjunct professor of law at Creighton University School of Law, teaching securities regulation.

Before law school, John earned his green belt Six Sigma certification while a lean leader at General Electric Healthcare. John also was a unit leader with Nestle Waters North America. Additionally, John was an officer in the U.S. Army, where he served as a tank platoon leader, mortar platoon leader and personnel company commander.

Civic Involvement
•Leadership Omaha, 2013-2014
•Notre Dame Club of Omaha, president, 2008-2010; Board of Directors, 2008-present

•Assisted structuring and registration of several closed-end investment companies that elected to be business development companies under the Investment Company Act of 1940, with investments in growth state private companies, small cap public companies and renewable energy entities.
•Assisted structuring and preparation of offering documents for numerous private funds with varying strategies.
•Advised an energy company in multiple rounds of capital raising.

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Business Insights
7.17.14 Consistency Among Circuits for Securities Class Certification After the U.S. Supreme Court Halliburton Decision
7.17.14 Consistency Among Circuits for Securities Class Certification After the U.S. Supreme Court Halliburton Decision
4.12.11 SEC will issue rules regarding Investment Adviser registration under Dodd-Frank by July 21, 2011, but will likely delay registration until first quarter of 2012
4.01.08 SEC Adopts Amendments to Rule 144 & Rule 145, The Nebraska Lawyer

In The News
7.01.13 Husch Blackwell Advises Benefuel Inc., Securing a Joint Venture Agreement with Flint Hills Resources Renewables LLC
Energy & Natural Resources News Release
4.29.13 The Daily Record: Husch Blackwell's John Menicucci on How His Military and Business Experience Inspires His Legal Career
Energy & Natural Resources News Coverage
8.29.11 Husch Blackwell Associate Elected to Omaha Bar Association's Executive Council
News Release


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Consistency among Circuits for Securities Class Certification after the U.S. Supreme Court Halliburton Decision
John A. Menicucci, July 22, 2014
On June 23, 2014, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Halliburton Co., et al. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc., No. 13-317 (2014). The Supreme Court vacated and remanded the decision of the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals and did not part from its 1988 decision in Basic Inc. v....
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John A. Menicucci Jr.

13330 California Street, Suite 200
OmahaNE 68154


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