Dennis G. Craythorn

  • Partner
  • Edennis.craythorn@lw.com
  • 1271 Avenue of the Americas
  • New York, NY 10020
  • USA
  • T +1.212.906.2908
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Profile

Dennis Craythorn is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins and is a member of the Public Company Representation Practice.

Mr. Craythorn advises public company clients on corporate, securities, and governance issues, including compliance with Exchange Act disclosure requirements, proxy rules, insider trading rules, stock exchange governance rules, and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and related regulations.

Mr. Craythorn’s clients range from the Fortune 500 to emerging companies across various industries, including:

  • Technology
  • Biotechnology and pharmaceuticals
  • Media
  • Retail
  • Real Estate

Prior to practicing law, Mr. Craythorn worked for several years at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on international trade and investment issues. While at OMB, Mr. Craythorn also handled budget, policy and planning matters with respect to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), US Trade and Development Agency, and Peace Corps. Mr. Craythorn represented OMB on the interagency Trade Policy Staff Committee, the senior civil service level body that develops and coordinates the US Government's position on trade and trade-related investment issues.

Experience

Mr. Craythorn’s representative clients include:

  • American Superconductor
  • Bioventus
  • Camping World Holdings
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions
  • The Container Store Group
  • ContraFect
  • iHeartMedia
  • INDUS Realty Trust
  • Merus
  • Novanta
  • Rapid Micro Biosystems
  • Seres Therapeutics
  • Syneos Health
  • Tanger Factory Outlet Centers
  • Verona Pharma
  • Vroom

Thought Leadership

  • Activist Hot List: Fall 2015 -  October 02, 2015
  • Anticipating Activism: Implications for Your 2016 Annual Meeting of Stockholders -  October 02, 2015
  • Corporate Governance Commentary: Proxy Access and Advance Notice Bylaws in the Wake of Invalidation of the SEC’s Proxy Access Rule: An Approach to Private Ordering -  November 30, 2011
  • Corporate Governance Commentary: Future of Institutional Share Voting Revisited: A Fourth Paradigm -  September 7, 2011
  • The 2009 Proxy Season And The Year of Investor Anger -  November 17, 2008
Bar Qualification
  • New York
Education
  • JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 2005
    magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • MSFS, Georgetown University, 1991
  • BA, University of California, Davis, 1989
Industries
  • Entertainment, Sports & Media
Practices
  • Public Company Representation
  • Activism Defense
  • Corporate Governance