Attorneys

Education

Washington University School of Law, J.D., 1995
 - Honor Scholar

Carleton College, B.A., 1992, Cum Laude
 - Dean's List

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • District of Columbia
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Brett D. Anderson
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Brett Anderson leads Briggs and Morgan's Public Company practice group and is a member of the Business Law section. He joined the firm in 1995 and practices principally in the areas of:

  • Corporate finance
  • Securities regulation and disclosure
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Strategic corporate transactions
  • Executive compensation
  • Corporate governance

Brett represents publicly-held companies in strategic corporate transactions including mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, tender offers, go-private transactions, poison pills and accelerated share repurchases.

Brett also represents companies in capital formation transactions, including initial public offerings (IPOs), follow-on offerings, registered debt issuances, registered directs, private investments in public equity (PIPEs), private placements, private equity and venture capital financing.

As disclosure counsel, Brett addresses each element of a company’s disclosure program, including SEC filings, earnings releases, analyst calls, website postings and other communications. 

Brett handles complex executive compensation matters and related disclosures. He also deals with sensitive business and corporate governance matters, including working with independent transaction committees, special investigations, confidential treatment requests, and NYSE and NASDAQ compliance.

Brett represents or has represented public companies in the following industries: air travel, banking, business intelligence solutions, cardiovascular devices, commercial real estate, micro-brewing, pre-recorded music and video, radio, recreational boats, restaurants, same-day delivery service, telecommunications and utilities. In addition, Brett has experience representing various underwriters and placement agents.

Before joining Briggs and Morgan, Brett served as an extern in the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. In addition, Brett formerly served as a White House intern in the President’s Office of Intergovernmental Affairs.

Brett has lectured on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act for Minnesota Continuing Legal Education and on the JOBS Act for various audiences. 

Honors & Awards

  • Rising Star, Minnesota Super Lawyers
  • Recognized for his work in the Big Deals section of American Lawyer for work on PepsiCo/PepsiAmericas merger.

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Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association, Member

District of Columbia Bar, Member

Minnesota State Bar Association, Member

Hennepin County Bar Association, Member

Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest, Inc., Member, Board of Directors, 2003-2015