Howard Dicker is Head of the Firm’s Public Company Advisory Group and is based in New York. Howard advises numerous companies regarding securities law issues, disclosure and compliance matters as well as on executive compensation and corporate governance. He has a diverse corporate practice, including mergers and acquisitions, proxy fights, financings, securities offerings, private equity investments and restructurings.
Howard is also active in various bar associations and organizations and speaks and writes on a variety of topics in corporate and securities law. He is a former Chair of the Subcommittee on Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Section 16 of the Committee on Federal Regulation of Securities, Section of Business Law, American Bar Association. He is also a former Chair of the Securities Regulation Committee of the Business Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. Howard is a member of the Advisory Committee to the NY Chapter of the Society for Corporate Governance. He is a frequent contributor to Weil’s Governance & Securities Watch.
Prior to joining Weil, Howard was an auditor and tax consultant at Price Waterhouse in New York. There, he focused on broker-dealers in securities and commodities. He is licensed as a certified public accountant.
Howard is recognized as a leading lawyer for Securities: Regulation: Advisory by Chambers USA, where clients note he is “extremely knowledgeable.” He is recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” for Corporate Governance by Legal 500 US, where he is described as “exceptional” with “extraordinary depth of knowledge and the ability to get to the heart of an issue.” Howard is also recommended for Securities & Corporate Finance by Super Lawyers.
Howard received his J.D., with honors, from The George Washington University School of Law, his M.S. in accounting from the State University of New York at Albany, and his B.S. in finance and accounting from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.