Christina T. Roupas Esq.

Winston & Strawn LLP
Roupas, Chrisitina T.

Christina T. Roupas, Esq.; B.A., The George Washington University (2005); J.D., William and Mary (2008); member, Illinois bar.

Ms. Roupas is a corporate partner in the firm's Chicago office. Christina represents issuers and investment banks in initial public offerings and follow-on offerings, as well as public and private offerings of investment-grade, convertible, and high-yield debt. Christina also advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, particularly transactions involving public companies. She regularly counsels companies on SEC compliance matters and advises management teams and boards on corporate governance and other securities law and compliance issues. Christina has experience in a variety of industries, including real estate, automotive, retail and consumer products, and electric power and utilities, among others. She has particular experience advising issuers and underwriters on corporate and securities transactions involving REITs. 

She is a co-author of Bloomberg BNA Corporate Practice Portfolio Series No. 63-3rd, The Board of Directors. This portfolio volume provides an overview of the problems and responsibilities facing the modern corporate board. It sets forth the duties of directors and examines the question of to whom those duties are owed, looking at both the traditional model, which held the directors responsible only to shareholders, and more recent theories that directors on occasion owe duties to non-shareholders. The portfolio then considers the size and composition of the board, and the roles of committees in its functioning. It explains the duties and liabilities of individual board members, considering such matters as dealing with "interested" transactions, reliance upon experts, changes in corporate control, and proxy contests. It also describes the business judgment rule and potential liabilities under environmental laws. The portfolio then explains the protections available to directors through indemnification, exculpation, and liability insurance. The portfolio concludes by discussing the special duties and responsibilities of directors that arise in the context of derivative lawsuits and managing financially troubled companies.