Rocio Chavez advises clients in corporate and financing transactions that advance their business goals and objectives. Handling a broad range of matters in areas including securities law, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance has allowed Ms. Chavez to become a valuable asset to a number of firm clients with expansive legal needs.   

Ms. Chavez represents issuers in initial and other public offerings in national and over the counter markets. She manages the ongoing securities compliance and reporting obligations of various clients including review and preparation of periodic reports and other materials for filing with the SEC. In addition to her securities work, Ms. Chavez also represents public and private acquirors and targets in M&A transactions, including acquisitions of public companies. While counseling companies in a range of industries, including insurance and reinsurance, financial technology, media, pharmaceuticals, and consumer retail, she has developed a value-added approach and a sensitivity to the needs of clients.  

As an active member of the Lawyers of Color and Women’s Forum affinity groups, Ms. Chavez brings a diverse perspective and inclusiveness to her professional experience. In September 2016, Ms. Chavez was re-appointed national treasurer of the Young Lawyers Division of the Hispanic National Bar Association of which she has been a part since law school. She has served in the HNBA leadership since 2013.

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Journal of International and Comparative Law, Staff Member, 2009 – 2010
    • CardozoLeader, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, September 2019
    • CardozoLeader, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, September 2019
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Professional Affiliations

    • Hispanic National Bar Association, National Treasurer of Young Lawyers Division
    • New York City Bar Association
    • New York City Bar Association
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Representative Experience

  • Wireless Telecom Group, Inc. in its periodic reports, corporate governance and certain stock exchange obligations.
  • Ixia in its pending $1.6 billion acquisition by Keysight Technologies, Inc. including its proxy statement disclosure.
  • James River Group Holdings, Ltd. in its $240 million initial public offering, $100 million secondary offering, numerous periodic reports and corporate governance.
  • Stereotaxis, Inc. in connection with a rights offering.
  • Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. in certain corporate governance matters.
  • Axioma, Inc. in its acquisition of the regulatory and risk reporting businesses of ConceptONE.
  • Loyalty program fulfillment company in its acquisition of a competitor’s business.
  • Express Scripts Holding Company in parallel divestitures of three significant business units.