Brian S. Korn


Brian S. Korn is a partner and co-chair of the financial services group at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP. He is also a member of the firm’s capital markets practice group and chair of the digital finance and marketplace lending practice. His practice focuses on corporate finance transactions, including initial public offerings (IPOs), early-stage and start-up venture financings, and mature corporate and high-yield debt finance. He also advises clients on SEC compliance, broker-dealer compliance and corporate swap transactions. His practice focuses on corporate finance transactions, including initial public offerings (IPOs), early-stage and start-up venture financings, and mature corporate and high-yield debt finance. He also advises clients on SEC compliance, broker-dealer compliance and corporate swap transactions. Under his leadership, the firm was nominated as “Law Firm of the Year” at the 2017 LendIT Industry Awards.

Prior to joining Manatt, Brian co-led the crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending practice at a major international law firm. Brian has also previously served as head of Equity Capital Markets and
Syndicate Compliance at Barclays Capital and as senior vice president and assistant general counsel at Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. He has extensive experience representing issuers and underwriters in investment banking and capital markets transactions,
including transactions involving equity, debt, hybrid/convertible and preferred securities, derivatives and foreign exchange. He has executed several IPOs and other equity value monetization transactions, such as spin-offs, split-offs and carveout transactions.
He also has extensive experience in sponsor-leveraged buyouts and bank/bond acquisition financing.

Brian has made multiple appearances on Fox Business Television, Bloomberg, CCTV America and National Public Radio commenting on the JOBS Act, including its impact on crowdfunding, peer-to-peer
lending, IPOs and market trading dynamics. Brian was recently selected to serve on the advisory board of the Lexis Practice Advisor (LPA), an online product providing legal and market insights and practical guidance for attorneys. He is a graduate of the
University of California at Berkeley and the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.

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