Partner, Mintz Levin
Megan N. Gates is a partner in Mintz Levin’s Corporate practice and Co-Chair of the firm’s Securities Practice Group. She concentrates her practice on providing counsel to biotechnology, medical device and life science companies in public and private equity financings, in merger and acquisition transactions, and with respect to compliance obligations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Megan frequently advises clients with respect to corporate governance matters, including compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. She also has extensive experience with tender offers, exchange offers, and going- private transactions, including preparation of offering documents and related materials.
Megan frequently speaks at conferences on securities offerings, corporate governance, and compliance matters, including at Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) panels and industry meetings, and serves as a member of the MCLE Curriculum Committee. Megan is also the Co-Chair of the Boston Bar Association’s Securities Law Subcommittee.
In 2010, Megan was recognized by Women’s Business Boston as one of the “Top 10 Corporate Lawyers” in the region. She serves as a member of the Board of Directors of hopeFound, Inc., a non-profit organization located in Boston that is dedicated to preventing and ending homelessness. Megan also serves on the Board of Directors for Casa Myrna Vazquez, one of Boston’s leading non-profits working to end domestic violence in the lives of women and children.
Before joining the firm, Megan served as Associate General Counsel for Thermo Electron Corporation, where she was responsible for securities offerings and compliance for the corporation and its 23 publicly traded subsidiaries.
Megan is admitted to practice in Massachusetts. She received her B.A. in Japanese Studies, magna cum laude, from Wellesley College (1990), where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and her J.D. from Boston College Law School (1994).