Kate L. Schneider is a trusted advisor and counselor to individuals and businesses in state and federal courts in Texas and beyond, with an emphasis on business litigation and securities regulation compliance. Ms. Schneider’s acute attention to detail and experience not only a corporate counselor but also in the court room affords her the skillset to create foundational business documents that will withstand the scrutiny of corporate disputes. She has negotiated and drafted asset purchase agreements, share purchase agreements, private placement memoranda and company agreements and successfully defended them on behalf of her clients.
In addition to working in the private sector, Ms. Schneider has experience working directly for federal agencies such as the Securities Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. She has designed and conducted internal investigations involving corporate buy-outs, external audits, and firm valuations on behalf of companies who received SEC subpoenas or allegations of financial fraud. Ms. Schneider also works closely with industry specialists’ investigations of financial service firms’ level of compliance with applicable municipal bond, ALM, Bank Secrecy Act and Section 5 rules and regulations.
As a previous Attorney Advisor with the SEC, Ms. Schneider has reviewed compensation plans and board decisions in connection with proxy contest reviews. Working directly for the federal agency provides Ms. Schneider with an intimate understanding of the agencies inner workings and expectations. Additionally, Ms. Schneider has experience reviewing confidential treatment applications for compliance with the scaled JOBS Act reporting in addition to FOIA and Securities Act and rules.
J.D. Catholic University of America, cum laude, Washington D.C., 2014.
B.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 2010.
State Bar of Texas
State Bar of New York
Bar of the District of Columbia
“A Tale of Two “Pauses”: The IRS’s Halt in Issuing Private Letter Rulings for MLPs and RICs”, Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Real Estate Journal (04/01/2015) (Contributed to the researching and drafting of this article.)
“Reforming Medicare-Financed Graduate Medical Education”, Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy (08/01/2014)
Series 7; Series 66; Insurance licensing in Life, Health, and Long-term Care and Disability (inactive)