Mehrnaz Jalali

Member

New York

(212) 453-3949

(212) 509-9492

Mehrnaz will be speaking at an upcoming event:

Shareholder Proposals in Review from the 2021 Proxy Season

Webinar 10/19/2021

Kathy Jaffari and Naz Jalali will present on a panel titled "Shareholder Proposals in Review from the 2021 Proxy Season" at the 2021 Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting.

Event Details 

Mehrnaz (Naz) focuses her practice in the areas of securities and corporate governance. She regularly advises companies on corporate governance, securities compliance, SEC disclosure and reporting, annual meeting and proxy matters, investor and shareholder relations, environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters, compliance with stock exchange listing standards and general corporate matters. Naz also represents companies in various industries with capital-raising transactions, including private and public offerings, and has experience with acquisition, sale, and venture capital transactions.

Naz has experience working with management teams and boards of directors of companies in a variety of industries (both regulated and unregulated), including gaming, specialty products, utilities, energy, aerospace, life sciences, and automated test equipment.

Prior to joining the firm, Naz practiced at a national law firm where she handled securities law matters and capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and other business transactions.  

Naz earned her bachelor’s degree, on the Dean’s honor roll, from University of British Columbia, Sauder School of Business. Naz earned her law degree, cum laude, from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. She was the notes editor for the University of Memphis Law Review and the recipient of the CALI award in constitutional law. Naz is fluent in Farsi.

Experience

News

Cozen O’Connor Expands New York Corporate Governance & Securities Practice with the Addition of Mehrnaz Jalali

January 26, 2021

Jalali brings significant experience advising on corporate governance and securities disclosure and reporting on significant public equity and debt offerings, as well as a strong background in Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) matters. The Corporate Governance & Securities Practice has experienced significant growth in activity.

Publications

SEC Approves Anticipated Nasdaq Board Diversity Rules [Alert]

August 10, 2021

Rachel Collins Clarke, Mehrnaz Jalali, and Kathy Jaffari discuss Nasdaq's new rules that require Nasdaq-listed companies to either have or explain why they do not have at least two diverse directors.

SEC Brings Enforcement Action Against All Sides of a Proposed SPAC Transaction for Misleading Disclosures [Alert]

July 15, 2021

Naz Jalali discusses the SEC's first enforcement action in which all sides of a proposed SPAC transaction were targeted. In this action, the SEC brought charges against the SPAC, the SPAC sponsor, the SPAC’s CEO, the SPAC’s proposed merger target, and the merger target’s founder and former CEO.

The SEC Continues Its Trajectory on ESG Disclosures

April 29, 2021

Mehrnaz Jalali discusses the SEC's continued trajectory on ESG disclosures despite recent criticism for its failure to compel ESG specific disclosures.

SEC Continues to Signal its Commitment to ESG Disclosures and Reporting [Alert]

March 24, 2021

Mehrnaz Jalali and Kathy Jaffari discuss the SEC's signals over the past six weeks to public companies and investors about its commitment to disclosures and reporting of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues.

Events & Seminars

Upcoming Events

Shareholder Proposals in Review from the 2021 Proxy Season

October 19, 2021 - Webinar

Kathy Jaffari and Naz Jalali will present on a panel titled "Shareholder Proposals in Review from the 2021 Proxy Season" at the 2021 Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting.

Education

  • The University of Memphis—Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2010
  • University of British Columbia, B. Commerce, 2005
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania