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Louann Richard

Louann Fang Richard


Louann Fang Richard advises on various corporate and securities matters, focusing her practice on counseling public and private companies on federal securities law compliance and corporate governance matters. Louann also has experience representing buyers and sellers in a broad range of domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions transactions, including public and private acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, joint ventures, spinoffs and other strategic transactions.  She has advised on matters involving a range of industries, with a particular focus on the technology, consumer retail and healthcare sectors.

Louann is currently pursuing a Master’s in Social Work and expects the continued education and training to expand her skill set and prepare her to provide tailored counseling and coaching services to those in the legal industry.

Areas of FocusCorporate
Bar admissionsTexas


Corporate Governance and Compliance Counseling

  • Advising several US public companies in board and corporate governance matters and securities law disclosure issues, including periodic and current filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Counseling US public companies in preparing for in-person and virtual stockholder meetings, including drafting and obtaining no-action relief from the SEC for US public companies on stockholder proposals
  • Assisting US public companies in drafting, updating and implementing insider trading policies, code of corporate ethics and conduct, corporate governance guidelines, bylaws and other corporate governance policies and documents

Selected Corporate Transactions

  • Luminex Corporation (formerly NASDAQ – LMNX), in its sale to an Italian publicly traded company for $1.8 billion
  • Paylocity (NASDAQ – PCTY) in its acquisitions of Samepage and VidGrid
  • Silicon Labs (NASDAQ – SLAB) in its acquisition of Redpine Signals' Connectivity Business for US$308 million
  • A B2B technology company based in Austin, Texas in its Series C financing
  • A US public company in connection with its joint venture in footwear, apparel and accessories in Hong Kong, Macau and China
  • A private company headquartered in the Netherlands in its acquisition of full ownership of its joint venture in Hong Kong and China
  • A US public company in its acquisition of a private designer and manufacturer of consumer goods
  • A privately held utility company on Rule 144A offerings of over US$5.5 billion in senior secured notes and the related exchange offers
  • A private US company in the children’s toys and furniture industry in connection with its sale to private equity firm
  • A private US company in the retail bakery industry to a private equity firm
  • A private Mexican company in several acquisitions of private businesses in the entertainment industry in the US
  • A US public company in connection with its spinoff in the construction products business and integration in 40 jurisdictions
  • J.D., University of Texas School of Law
    with honors
  • B.A. with Distinction in Political Science and
    High Honors in Linguistics, University of Michigan


  • Annual shareholder letter considerations and guidance, 1 April 2020
  • Coronavirus: stock repurchase considerations and guidance for US public companies, 18 March 2020
  • 2020 Proxy Season Hot Topics: Part 1 – Ten tips for implementing SEC rule changes in your upcoming Form 10-K and proxy statement, 25 February 2020