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Ed Batts



As global co-head of M&A at Orrick, Ed counsels publicly traded companies in complex mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and public offerings. He has particular experience with cross-border transactions, public/public mergers, tender offers and going private transactions. Ed advises on board matters and public reporting obligations, including activist investor situations, stockholder proposals and accounting related issues. In addition, he has regularly represented registrants and underwriters in primary and secondary equity offerings.

Representative transactions include Applied Signal Technology’s sale in 2011 to Raytheon Company, Velti plc’s 2011 IPO and follow-on offering and JDSU’s 2010 purchase of Agilent Technology’s network solutions test business in over 25 countries. Ed graduated from Stanford Law School and holds a BA, summa cum laude, from UCLA. As a reserve military officer and special agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (OSI), since 9/11 Ed has deployed twice to Iraq and once to another Middle Eastern country.