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Brian D. Short

New York

Brian Short is a corporate transactional attorney and Co-Leader of the firm's Securities and Capital Markets practice. He advises clients in many complex business law matters.

Brian represents companies, investors, private equity firms, and investment banks in a range of corporate transactions, including negotiating and executing public and private securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures. He counsels public and privately held companies on corporate governance and board issues, compliance matters, and periodic reporting.


Representative Matters

  • Represented the selling stockholder in the sale of $240 million in shares of Amkor Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMKR), a leading provider of semiconductor packaging and test services, in a secondary underwritten public offering
  • Represented Urban Outfitters, Inc. (Nasdaq: URBN), a multinational lifestyle retail company, in its $120 million investment in a low income housing tax credit entity
  • Represented Ackley Machine Corporation, a privately-held printing, laser marking/drilling, and vision inspection equipment fabricator for the life sciences and consumer industries, in its sale to a private equity sponsored buyer

Professional Highlights

Professional Activities

Association for Corporate Growth

Association of Corporate Counsel

Speaking Engagements

“Minimizing Risk in a Changing World,” Governance Intelligence Forum, November 2023

Presenter, “Assessing the 2022 Risk Agenda: Prioritizing Board Risk Oversight,” Corporate Secretary Forum, November 2021

Presenter, "Understanding the SPAC Exit Path," Association for Corporate Growth, October 2021

Board Memberships & Community Service

Main Line Girls Basketball Association, 2008-2012



Villanova University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, Order of the Coif)
Villanova Law Review

University of Delaware (B.S.)



Not admitted to practice in New York