Bill Hughes leads Orrick’s Capital Markets practice. He focuses on securities offerings, counseling public and late-stage private companies and securities law compliance.
Bill counsels public and late-stage private companies on general corporate and transactional matters, including advising on initial public offerings, follow-on equity offerings, direct listings, investment grade debt offerings and convertible debt offerings. He also regularly advises companies on disclosure and reporting obligations under U.S. federal securities laws, corporate governance issues and stock exchange listing obligations.
Additionally, Bill advises founders and companies in connection with public listings through SPAC merger. Among other engagements, Bill represented Getaround, Inc., a connected carsharing marketplace, Clover Health Investments, Corp., a next-generation Medicare Advantage insurer, and the founders of DraftKings Inc., a digital sports entertainment and gaming company, in the respective de-SPAC transactions of those entities.
Chambers USA has ranked Bill for his expertise in Capital Markets Debt & Equity and noted that "He's a great lawyer, really technically sound."
Bill has been involved in dozens of offering processes, including advising: