David Compton

David Compton serves as Senior Consultant for Donohoe Advisory Associates LLC, where he consults with issuers and law firms on the application of stock exchange listing requirements. This includes serving as an advocate for issuers in their interactions with the staffs at The NASDAQ Stock Market and New York Stock Exchange. Prior to joining Donohoe Advisory in 2013, Mr. Compton enjoyed a 30 year career with The NASDAQ Stock Market.  Mr. Compton retired from his position of Director of Corporate Governance Interpretations at NASDAQ at the end of 2012. While at NASDAQ, he provided guidance to thousands of issuers and attorneys in connection with the application of corporate governance related listing rules, policies and precedent.   He also led the interpretive process that resulted in the publication on NASDAQ’s website of several hundred Frequently Asked Questions and written responses to specific interpretive requests.  In particular, his expertise includes the application of the shareholder approval requirements, the voting rights rules, equity compensation issues and the composition requirements for boards of directors.

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