John J. Huber retired from the firm's partnership in February 2010. In his prior practice he counseled clients, including companies and investment banking firms, on securities offerings, tender offers and mergers. He also advised companies, audit and compensation committees on a broad range of securities regulation issues, including securities law, accounting, restatements, internal control over financial reporting and corporate governance.
Mr. Huber is the former director and deputy director of the US Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) Division of Corporation Finance. During his 11 years at the SEC, he was responsible for the Division’s rule-making program for the integrated disclosure system, shelf registration, going private and the first permanent rules governing tender offers. He supervised the Division’s review and comment process of filings by public companies.
At the time of his retirement, Mr. Huber was an editor of The Practitioner’s Guide to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, published by the American Bar Association. He is a former chairman of the ABA’s Subcommittee on Securities Registration and the ABA’s Task Force on Regulation Financial Disclosure as well as a former member of the NASD’s Corporate Finance Committee. Mr. Huber is a frequent speaker at securities law and accounting conferences.
Mr. Huber was listed in the 2009 Best Lawyers in America survey in the Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law and Securities Law categories. Mr. Huber was also cited as one of the leading securities lawyers in the Washington, D.C. market by Chambers & Partners in its 2008 Global Directory and described as, "one of the major players in securities advisory matters."