Bonnie Roe is a partner at Cohen & Gresser and has over thirty years of experience as a corporate lawyer advising publicly and privately held companies and funds. Her practice focuses on securities law and capital markets, financial regulation, and fintech. Bonnie represents U.S and internationally based companies, financial intermediaries, and investors in public and private offerings, including cross-border offerings. She also regularly advises public companies and their boards of directors on public disclosure, SEC compliance matters, corporate governance, and executive compensation. She serves as counsel to companies and investment funds in early and later stage venture capital financing transactions and has significant experience in fund formation and investment. Bonnie has counseled numerous buyers and sellers of publicly and privately held businesses in developing and executing strategies to efficiently achieve business goals.
Bonnie is the Chair of the American Bar Association’s Subcommittee on Small Business Issuers and is the author of the chapter on securities law opinions in an annually updated treatise on legal opinions (M. John Sterba, Jr., editor, Legal Opinion Letters: A Comprehensive Guide to Opinion Letter Practice, 3d edition). She is a member of Law360’s editorial advisory board for its private equity coverage. She frequently speaks and writes on securities law and corporate governance. She has been named one of New York’s Super Lawyers for Securities & Corporate Finance each year since 2011.
Bonnie is a graduate of New York University School of Law, where she was the Managing Editor of the NYU Journal of International Law and Politics. Prior to joining the firm, she was a partner in the New York office of a Canadian firm, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP. Bonnie is Co-Chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee. She is proficient in French.
New York University School of Law (J.D. 1982); University of California, Berkeley (M.A. in history); Smith College (A.B., magna cum laude, with high honors in history)
New York State; Connecticut
Activities and Affiliations
Member, American Bar Association (Chair, Securities Regulation Subcommittee, Middle Market and Small Business Committee; Chair, Small Business Issuer Subcommittee, Committee on Federal Regulation of Securities; Committee on Mergers and Acquisitions)
Member, Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals
Member, New York City Bar Association
Member, Law360 Editorial Advisory Board (for Private Equity Coverage)