John Gherlein is a respected adviser to public and private companies. He leads significant M&A transactions; has extensive experience advising companies on debt and equity offerings, including IPOs; and counsels public companies regarding their disclosure and reporting obligations. John regularly advises boards of directors and their committees on corporate governance matters, including in special circumstances such as change of control settings and accounting inquiries. He has worked closely with the firm's White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations team in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act issues, options dating, and other accounting inquiries. John is the former firmwide chair of BakerHostetler's Business Group.