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Alissa Altongy Parisi

Partner
+1.202.778.9854
Fax +1.202.778.9100

Alissa Parisi is a partner in the firm’s Corporate/M&A practice group and resides in the Washington, DC office. Ms. Parisi advises clients on a full range of corporate, securities, governance and compliance matters. Ms. Parisi has significant experience in advising boards and executive management on complex business and operational matters, including in the areas of risk assessment, corporate governance and related strategies and alignment of corporate strategy to achieve corporate goals. She also acts as corporate counsel for companies, advising on a host of general corporate matters, including fiduciary duties, management transitions, relationships with shareholders and effective approaches to the changing regulatory environment.

Ms. Parisi advises companies on compliance matters relating to the SEC, NYSE, Nasdaq, state regulators and other authorities. Her compliance experience includes preparing of SEC reports, advising with respect to the timing and substance of disclosure of material events and counseling with respect to shareholder meetings.

Ms. Parisi also represents publicly and privately held entities in merger and acquisition transactions. She has broad experience in representing clients in the structure, negotiation, diligence and documentation of transactions ranging from several million dollars to several billion dollars.

Ms. Parisi serves as co-chair of the Washington, DC office Professional Development Committee which oversees attorney training, mentoring and professional development.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Ms. Parisi served as the law clerk to the Honorable Harry L. Carrico, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association - Business Law Section
  • District of Columbia Bar Association - Corporation, Finance and Securities Law Section
  • Virginia Bar Association - Business Law Section

Speaking Engagements

  • Securities Law: An Overview, Financial Poise Webinar, 2016
  • Private offering Exemptions and Private Placements, Financial Pose Webinar, 2016
  • Advanced Topics: Public Company Reporting, Financial Pose Webinar, 2016
  • Public Company Periodic Reporting Obligations, Financial Poise Webinar, 2015
  • Minimizing Risk and Liability as a Nonprofit Director, Center for Nonprofit Advancement Seminar, Washington, DC, 2014
  • Securities 101, Corporate Practice Series, Washington, DC, 2013
  • Private Offerings, Corporate Practice Series, Washington, DC, 2012
  • Introduction to Securities Laws, Corporate Practice Series, Washington, DC, 2010
  • Introduction to SEC Filings, Corporate Practice Series, Washington, DC, 2008
  • Due Diligence Workshop, Cross-Atlantic Academy, Washington, DC, 2007 
  •  Sarbanes-Oxley II: Best Practices for Private Companies, DC Tech CFO Series, Washington, DC, 2005
  • Whistleblower: Public Servant or Corporate Enemy, SEC Institute Midyear SEC Reporting Forum, New York, 2002

  • Design corporate governance program for NYSE-listed company, including preparation of governance guidelines, code of ethics, whistleblower policy, committee charters, insider trading plan, Rule 10b5-1 trading plan guidelines and continuing education program for board of directors
  • Advise boards of directors on various matters, including implementation of share repurchase program, takeover defenses, director independence and executive compensation matters
  • Represent public companies on day-to-day reporting and governance obligations under the federal securities laws, including under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and regarding Rule 144 obligations, Section 16 reporting and SEC communications
  • Represent public and private buyers and sellers in numerous stock and asset acquisition transactions across various industries 
  • Represent targets in public merger transactions
  • Represent issuers in numerous private placements
  • Form and provide general corporate advice to several nonprofit corporations