Al Sturtevant practices in the field of corporate transactions and
securities law. A native of Washington, D.C., he received a B.A.
degree from Yale College in 1963 and an LL.B. from Yale Law School in 1967.
Before entering private practice in 1973, Mr. Sturtevant served
as Assistant Chief Counsel in the Securities and Exchange Commission's
Division of Trading and Markets. He is experienced in the
underwriting of securities, enforcement of the federal securities laws and
regulation of broker-dealers and investment advisers. At the SEC,
he also served as Special Counsel in the Division of Market Regulation,
where he specialized in matters involving securities trading practices. He
has served as a consultant to the Council on International Economic Policy,
in Washington, D.C., in corporate law matters.
Mr. Sturtevant's experience also includes private placements and
venture capital financings, public offerings, tender offers, going private
transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and proxy solicitations, as well as
representation of defendants in securities law enforcement proceedings. He
has represented financial institutions in regulatory and operational
matters, and advised foreign investors regarding the structure and
administration of their investments in the United States.
Mr. Sturtevant is registered as an arbitrator and mediator with
the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc., and as an arbitrator
with the New York Stock Exchange and the American Arbitration Association. He
is also a civil mediator with the Multi-Door Dispute Resolution Division of
the District of Columbia Superior Court and the United States District Court
for the District of Columbia. In 2003, the Internal Revenue
Service and the American Arbitration Association selected Mr. Sturtevant
(along with Hull McGuire lawyer Julie E. McGuire in Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania) to serve as one of only 30 neutral arbitrators nationwide in
contingent liability tax shelter cases.