Gary J. Simon is a Partner and is the Chair of Hughes Hubbard & Reed's Securities and Capital Markets group. His practice focuses on counseling corporate clients with respect to financing, strategic and compliance matters. He regularly represents public and pre-public companies and their boards with respect to financing transactions, Securities and Exchange Commission compliance and reporting matters, corporate governance matters and strategic corporate transactions. He has represented corporate clients in a wide variety of corporate transactions, including public and private offerings, proxy contests, tender offers, exchange offers, consent solicitations, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, spinoffs and split-offs. His financing experience includes representation of issuers and investment banks in IPO and other offerings of common and preferred stock, convertible securities and high yield and investment-grade debt.