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Sarah E. Fortt

Sarah E. Fortt Senior Associate, Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets

Sarah’s principal area of practice is securities law and corporate governance. She advises clients, including public companies and their boards of directors, on corporate governance, securities law and regulatory matters, including exchange listing standards. Sarah is also well versed in executive compensation best practices and disclosures. Representative matters include advising clients on Securities and Exchange Commission reporting requirements, proxy and periodic disclosures, director independence and qualification matters, proxy advisory firm policies, board and committee procedures and governance documents, shareholder engagement and corporate governance activism, and disclosure controls and procedures.  Sarah is also experienced with emerging corporate governance matters including proxy access, cybersecurity risk disclosures and oversight, corporate social responsibility statements and disclosures, proxy redesign, pay-for-performance and wage parity disclosures, and political contributions disclosures. Sarah also advises non-profit organizations on corporate governance issues. 

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Austin

T +1.512.542.8438
M +1.832.533.6753
F +1.512.236.3285
sfortt@velaw.com
2801 Via Fortuna
Suite 100
Austin, TX 78746-7568
Local time: 11:40 PM
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Sarah's Practices

  • Yale Law School, J.D., 2010 (Editor, Yale Journal on Regulation)
  • Gordon College, B.A., Business Administration and English Literature & Language summa cum laude, 2004
  • Admitted to practice:  New York; District of Columbia; Texas