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.
- Crisis Management/Cyber: Crisis management of significant 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.