Rob Spicer is a partner and former chair of the firm’s Corporate Governance & Securities practice team. He has extensive experience in securities law matters, including public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, reporting under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, insider trading and stock exchange listing requirements. He also provides advice to clients on mergers and acquisitions, anti-takeover defenses, fiduciary duties, holding company formations and related matters.  Rob has served public company clients in diverse industries including banking, insurance, real estate, manufacturing and retail.  Some of these clients are or were Fortune 500 companies.

Rob Spicer is a partner and former chair of the firm’s Corporate Governance & Securities practice team. He has extensive experience in securities law matters, including public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, reporting under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, insider trading and stock exchange listing requirements. He also provides advice to clients on mergers and acquisitions, anti-takeover defenses, fiduciary duties, holding company formations and related matters.  Rob has served public company clients in diverse industries including banking, insurance, real estate, manufacturing and retail.  Some of these clients are or were Fortune 500 companies.

Rob advises corporate management, boards of directors and board committees on corporate governance requirements, best practices and trends. His experience includes comprehensive counseling and advice on compliance with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the corporate governance listing standards of the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market.

Rob has written articles on various topics and has lectured on securities law and corporate governance matters to numerous groups, including bar and trade organizations. He has also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Richmond School of Law, where he taught Corporate Governance Law. In 1996, Rob received his master of laws degree in financial and securities regulation, with distinction, from Georgetown University.

Rob is a member of the Richmond Bar Association, where he has served on various committees, including as chairman of the Continuing Legal Education Committee and the Mentor Program Committee. A member of the Virginia State Bar, he also belongs to the Business Law Sections of the Virginia and American Bar Associations. Rob is listed in The Best Lawyers in America© for Corporate Compliance Law (2018-present), and he has been listed in Virginia Super Lawyers magazine (2006-2014) for Securities & Corporate Finance and named among Virginia’s “Legal Elite” by Virginia Business magazine (2008, 2010).  In addition, Martindale-Hubbell has ranked Rob an AV attorney, its highest rating available. 

Prior to joining Williams Mullen in 1985, Rob served as law clerk to the Honorable Blackwell N. Shelley, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia. He is a 1984 graduate of the University of Richmond School of Law, where he was a member of the University of Richmond Law Review. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science in 1978 from Tulane University.