Attorney Profile—Brian T. Borders
Brian T. Borders practices in the following areas of law:
- Federal Regulation
- Federal Legislation
- Securities Regulation
- Securities Class Actions
- Corporate Governance
- Broker-Dealer Regulation
Brian Borders has represented a wide range of clients on a variety of regulatory and legislative matters during his 25-year career in Washington.
For 10 years, Mr. Borders was president of the Association of Publicly Traded Companies (APTC), a non-profit business association of over 900 companies. He represented APTC to Congress, the SEC, stock markets, and various regulatory agencies. In 2002, APTC merged with the American Business Conference, a Washington, DC group with similar membership and goals, for whom Mr. Borders now serves as outside counsel.
Mr. Borders has served on a variety of regulatory and advisory boards and committees. He has addressed national and regional meetings of various organizations and participated on panels before corporate, investor and international business groups.
Mr. Borders also served for four years as president and chief administrative officer of a manufacturing trade association and managed an array of programs such as member education, standards, and statistics. He served as liaison to the association’s counterpart organizations in Europe and Japan.
Mr. Borders was legislative counsel to U.S. Senator Alfonse D’Amato of New York, a senior member of the Senate Banking Committee. During this time, Mr. Borders worked on major financial services and securities legislation, and tax and federal budget matters.
- District of Columbia
- University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D.
- United States Military Academy at West Point, B.S.
Academic Honors and Experience
- Order of the Coif
- Thurston Society
- Note and Comment Editor, Hastings Law Journal
- Adjunct Associate Professor, Hastings College of Law
Boards and Committees
- Board of Governors, National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD, now FINRA) 2000-2004
- Board of Directors, NASDAQ Stock Market, 2000-2002
- Planning Committee of the Annual SEC Forum on Small Business Capital Formation
- Listings Hearing Panel, NASDAQ Stock Exchange
- Public Policy Council, Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.
- Commissioned officer, U.S. Army
- SEC, NYSE and NASDAQ Corporate Governance Rulemaking
- Standards and Guidance on Fair Value Accounting
- SEC Regulation of Short Sales
- Major Criminal and Regulatory Enforcement Actions
- SEC and PCAOB Sarbanes-Oxley Rulemakings
- Revisions of new Tax Code Sections related to private equity partnerships
- Represented issuers on various proxy review committees
- Y2K Legislation
- Pooling of Interests Accounting Rule Changes
- Stock Options Accounting Controversies
- Private Securities Litigation Reform Act (PSLRA)
- Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act (SLUSA)
- Major Revision of Annual Meeting Proxy Process
We customarily bill at fixed hourly rates, but other fee structures can be negotiated. Our streamlined organization allows us to offer specialized and sophisticated services at competitive rates.