Ed Batts leads Orrick’s global M&A and Private Equity practice group, which includes more than 50 partners across the world who are dedicated exclusively to M&A/PE transactions. Orrick consistently ranks in the top 20 globally for M&A deal volume, while focusing on delivering efficiency and business acumen for clients in the Technology, Energy & Infrastructure and Finance sectors.
Ed, resident in the firm’s Silicon Valley office, regularly counsels publicly
traded technology companies in complex mergers and acquisitions, corporate
governance and cyber security, including the following:
- M&A: Fiduciary duty counseling of public boards, cross-border
transactions, tender offers and going private transactions.
- Corporate Governance: Board matters and public reporting obligations,
including activist investor situations, stockholder proposals and accounting-related issues.
- Cyber: Crisis management of significant cyber security incidents as
well as advice on regulators, plaintiffs and law enforcement.
Ed is a military officer veteran, having deployed since 9/11 both to Yemen and twice to Iraq, and is an active participant in Orrick’s veterans programs, including the firm’s annual Veterans' Legal Career Fair in Washington, D.C.
Ed maintains a blog on public company matters, accessible at www.accruedknowledge.com.