David A. Donohoe, Jr.

Mr. Donohoe founded Donohoe Advisory Associates LLC in July 2004 to advise public and private companies as well as law firms on stock exchange listing matters and related corporate governance issues.

Since Donohoe Advisory’s inception, Mr. Donohoe has represented upwards of 1,000 companies in stock exchange listing proceedings and assisted hundreds of issuers and law firms in structuring financing and acquisition transactions. He has also been instrumental in attaining stock exchange listings for hundreds of companies, including well over 100 companies that went public by completing reverse merger/change of control transactions with Nasdaq and NYSE-listed companies. Over the last several years, Donohoe Advisory has represented well more than half of all companies attending Nasdaq delisting hearings.

Mr. Donohoe is also a Managing Director – Investment Banking for ROTH Capital Partners, LLC (a FINRA member firm: www.ROTH.com), where he assists issuers with equity and debt offerings and advises on merger and acquisition transactions and restructurings.


Prior to forming Donohoe Advisory, Mr. Donohoe spent nine years with The Nasdaq Stock Market, where he ultimately served as Chief Counsel for the Listing Qualifications Department. During his tenure, Mr. Donohoe successfully worked with thousands of companies to resolve listing issues relating to public offerings, mergers, acquisitions, financings, debt conversions and other corporate restructuring transactions.

Mr. Donohoe joined Nasdaq in 1995 as a Counsel for the Hearings Group. From 1996 until his departure, he was responsible for overseeing all Nasdaq delisting and initial listing hearings. During this time, he personally conducted more than 1,500 hearings and oversaw a docket in excess of 4,000 companies.

Additionally, Mr. Donohoe served as liaison to the Nasdaq Listing and Hearing Review Council, a committee comprised of members of the business community, where he was responsible for developing and promulgating listing standards and related policies. In that regard, Mr. Donohoe played a leading role in the Nasdaq corporate governance reform effort that followed the wave of corporate “meltdowns” that began with Enron, WorldCom and Adelphia Communications Corporation. He also worked to implement across-the-board increases in the quantitative listing standards for the Nasdaq National and SmallCap Markets in 1998.

Prior to his work with the Nasdaq, Mr. Donohoe was employed by two New York Stock Exchange member firms for four years. From 1988 to 1990, he was engaged in the private practice of law. Mr. Donohoe received a J.D. in 1988 from the Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 1985 with a B.A. in Economics.

Mr. Donohoe frequently speaks on the topics of listing standards and corporate governance. The following is a sampling of his past speaking engagements: the District of Columbia Bar Association, the Directors Training Academy (University of Seattle), the National Directors Institute, the Center for Business Intelligence (sponsored by the Wall Street Journal), the Strategic Research Institute’s Annual Seminar on PIPEs, the PIPE’s Conference, the Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance (University of Texas at Dallas), the New York County Lawyers Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the American Society of Corporate Secretaries. He is also regularly invited to speak to national law firms and their clients on stock exchange related matters.

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