Moore & Van Allen Expands Securities & Capital Markets Group with Addition of Charles W. Kemp


Moore & Van Allen PLLC (MVA) is pleased to announce that longtime securities lawyer Charles W. Kemp has joined the firm’s Securities & Capital Markets Group. Kemp most recently served as lead securities counsel for CarMax, Inc., and formerly was chair of the Corporate Governance and Securities Department at Williams Mullen in Richmond, Virginia.

“We are thrilled to welcome Charles to Moore & Van Allen as a key member of our growing Securities and Capital Markets Group,” said MVA’s managing partner and chair, Thomas L. Mitchell. “Charles’s deep experience in securities law and board governance will be a great asset to our corporate clients.”

At Moore & Van Allen, Kemp’s practice will focus on federal laws and related rules regarding securities and capital markets transactions, corporate governance, shareholder relations, and strategic transactions. As associate general counsel and assistant corporate secretary for CarMax, Kemp was responsible for all aspects of federal securities laws applicable to financial reporting, annual meetings, securities offerings and other public company disclosures and requirements, including NYSE listing requirements. Kemp also led the team responsible for advising CarMax on corporate governance, corporate finance, strategic investment, and commercial contract matters.

Kemp received his J.D., cum laude, from Washington and Lee University School of Law and his Bachelor of Science in accounting from the University of Richmond. Kemp also is a Certified Corporate Governance Professional (CCGP) by the Society of Corporate Governance.

Attorneys in MVA’s Securities & Capital Markets Group have extensive experience representing public and private companies in all aspects of capital markets and securities transactions as well as continued compliance with federal and state securities laws. The firm’s clients span numerous industries such as home improvement retail, healthcare, natural gas distribution, power line construction and engineering, steel and steel product manufacturing, and telecommunications. The group’s work includes serving as primary outside counsel to clients including publicly traded Fortune 500 companies, prominent public companies headquartered in the Southeast, and start-up ventures.

Charles Kemp is licensed in Virginia. Not licensed in North Carolina. Practicing in North Carolina pursuant to Rule 5.5(d)(2) of the North Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct.



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