Peter M. Menard: Lawyer with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Peter M. Menard


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Practice Areas

  • Corporate
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Capital Markets
  • Public Company Corporate Governance and Compliance
  • International Practice
  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Food and Beverage
  • Retail
University University of Santa Clara, B.A., 1974; University of Michigan, M.S., 1976
Law SchoolUniversity of Michigan, J.D., 1979
Admitted1979, California; 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


Peter M. Menard is a senior partner in the Corporate Practice Group and an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law where he has taught securities regulation.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Menard's principal areas of practice are corporate governance, securities law compliance and corporate transactions. He is a frequent commentator on issues of corporate governance, including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Dodd-Frank Act, and corporate social responsibility. Mr. Menard's securities practice includes complex disclosure issues; Board and committee representations; internal investigations; periodic SEC filings; exchange listing rules; public offerings; mezzanine financings; venture capital financings; shareholder proposals; proxy contests; tender offers; rights offerings; exchange offers; going private transactions; and SEC and exchange enforcement actions. His corporate practice includes acquisitions; leveraged buyouts; and technology development, research, license and materials transfer agreements.

Mr. Menard's clients range from start-up companies to large, publicly-traded corporations with international operations primarily in the defense, restaurant, retail and manufacturing industries.

Public Service

•Board of Directors: Junior Blind of America

•Adjunct Professor: University of Southern California Gould School of Law

•Editor-in-Chief of Business Law News published by the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California

•Vice Chair - Legislation of the Corporations Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Board of California


•Super Lawyers: Corporate Governance; Securities & Corporate Finance, 2010-2014

•Best Lawyers in America: Corporate Law, 2007-2014

•AV Preeminent


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Peter M. Menard

Forty-Third Floor, 333 South Hope Street
Los AngelesCA 90071-1448


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