Powers of Attorney: No “David Dennison” Problem Here

Let’s say you’ve filed a registration statement & one of your directors – we’ll call him “David Dennison,” for absolutely no reason in particular – signed the document through an attorney-in-fact. Is there a possibility that the now famous “he didn’t sign it” defense could call into question the validity of David’s signature? This Olshan blog says that if you’ve properly complied with the requirements applicable to powers of attorney, there’s no reason to be troubled by the fact that one or more signatories executed the registration statement through an attorney-in-fact: Proper powers of attorney should cover the specific filing being made by the company and any and all amendments to that filing, as well as all other documents in connection with the filing. The power of attorney, though electronically filed with a typed conformed signature in the document, should be manually executed by…

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