Erik Lundgren has 20 years of experience representing public companies in connection with executive and director compensation matters and in developing practical solutions to a variety of overlapping legal issues. He has represented clients ranging from smaller reporting companies to Fortune 500 companies and spanning a wide variety of industries.
Erik has extensive experience advising clients in the securities law and corporate governance aspects of executive compensation, including public disclosure and proxy statement requirements, equity and incentive compensation issues, Section 16 issues, stock exchange requirements, and ISS (Institutional Shareholder Services) and other proxy advisor policies. He also has represented issuers and underwriters in connection with initial public offerings (IPOs).
Erik is a frequent speaker on executive compensation, securities law, and corporate governance topics and also has lectured on executive compensation at the Northwestern University School of Law and Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
The following represents experience acquired prior to joining Jones Day.
Represented Lear Corporation, a leading global supplier of automotive seating and electrical distribution systems, in its $850 million acquisition of Eagle Ottawa, the largest global supplier of automotive leather.
Represented William Blair & Company and the other underwriters in connection with the initial public offering of shares of common stock of Upland Software.
Represented Heritage Insurance Holdings, a property and casualty insurance holding company, in its initial public offering of 6,000,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $11 per share.
Represented Echo Global Logistics in its acquisition of Command Transportation, a provider of freight brokerage services.
Represented Groupon, a local e-commerce marketplace that connects merchants to consumers by offering goods and services at a discount, in connection with its $700 million initial public offering. Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs, together with Credit Suisse, served as the lead underwriters on the IPO.
- University of Iowa (J.D. with distinction 1997); University of Missouri-Columbia (B.A. in German and Sociology 1992; Evans Scholar)
Illinois Super Lawyers (2016-2017)
Recognized in the area of employee benefits and executive compensation in Chambers USA (2016-2017) and The Legal 500 (2013-2014)