Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300
J.D. 1964, Northwestern University School of Law; B.S.B.A. 1961, cum laude, Michigan Technological University
Hugh H. Makens is an of-counsel attorney specializing in securities law in the firm of Warner Norcross & Judd LLP in Grand Rapids. He has served as Director of the Michigan Corporation & Securities Bureau and was President of North American Securities Administrators Association. From 1966 to 1972, he was a trial attorney in the Enforcement Division of the SEC. Mr. Makens is past chair of the State Regulations of Securities Committee (1983 to 1986), of the Meetings Committee (1995 to 1998), and of the Institutes and Seminars Committee of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association. From 1990 to 1994, Mr. Makens served as a member of the NASD's Legal Advisory Board and from 1996 to 2006 was a member of the Nasdaq Market Operations Committee. Mr. Makens is a member of the Editorial Board of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association's eSource Newsletter. He is a member of the American, Michigan, Illinois, and Federal Bar Associations. From October 1995 to November 1997, Mr. Makens served as a member of the NASAA Task Force on the Future of Shared State and Federal Securities Regulation. He is presently a member of the Attorney Advisory Committee to the NASAA Ombudsman. Mr. Makens served on a task force appointed by the ABA Section of Business Law that rendered its Special Study on Market Structure, Listings Standards, and Corporate Governance, proposing corporate governance best practices and disclosure policies for the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq. He is a Trustee of the National Endowment for Financial Education. Mr. Makens serves on the Securities Board of Editors for the LexisNexis Publishing Company. Mr. Makens is a member of both the Federal and State Securities Regulation Committees of the Business Law Section of the ABA and Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation Securities Advisory Committee.