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Lisa Kohl

Of Counsel
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Lisa M. Kohl has served for over a decade on the staff of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including significant time in various leadership positions. Her practice at Cravath focuses on advising companies with respect to public reporting, SEC disclosure and compliance obligations, including in connection with Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) considerations, and complex corporate transactions.

Ms. Kohl joined Cravath in 2022 after serving as Senior Special Counsel to the Director of the Division of Corporation Finance and Acting Deputy Director of the Division from 2019 to 2022. During this time, Ms. Kohl led teams and advised the Division Director on high-profile filings involving unprecedented legal and interpretive issues, emerging disclosure issues and novel offerings. She also worked with the Division Director and other senior leaders to implement strategic filing review priorities.

Earlier in her SEC career, Ms. Kohl served as a legal branch chief, managing the legal review staff and serving as a senior reviewer on numerous transactions and disclosure documents, including IPOs, annual reports and proxy statements. From September 2014 to April 2015, Ms. Kohl also served in the Office of Mergers and Acquisitions at the SEC, where she worked on going-private transactions, tender offers and proxy contests.

Ms. Kohl grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She received a B.A. from the University of Michigan in 2006 and a J.D. cum laude from American University Washington College of Law in 2010, where she was a Note and Comment Editor for American University Law Review.

Ms. Kohl is admitted only in Virginia, practicing under the supervision of D.C. Bar members.