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Kathy Barden
Phone: 919.821.6634
Fax: 919.821.6800

Practice Areas

Bar & Court Admissions

  • North Carolina


Duke University, J.D., with honors, 1992

University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School of Business, B.S., cum laude, 1989

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Amy Meyers Batten

  • 150 Fayetteville Street, Suite 2300
    Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
  • Phone: 919.821.6677
  • Fax: 919.821.6800

Amy Batten has over 20 years of experience in assisting public and private companies with securities and corporate law issues. She has broad experience in public company compliance matters, including SEC reporting, public disclosure and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. She also has substantial experience in public and private securities offerings, as well as merger and acquisition transactions, including going private transactions, and regularly counsels clients with regard to corporate governance and general corporate matters.

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Practice Leader, Smith Anderson Securities Group
  • Smith Anderson Policy & Planning Committee
  • Co-Chair of the Smith Anderson Associates Development Committee
  • Past Co-Chair of the Smith Anderson Recruiting Committee
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • Board of Trustees, Ravenscroft School
  • Board of Directors, Carolina Ballet, 2001-2004

Honors & Awards

  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers, Corporate/M&A (2015-2016)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated
  • The Best Lawyers in America©Securities/Capital Markets Law (2009-2017)


  • Represented a global provider of biopharmaceutical development services and commercial outsourcing services in its $1.1 billion initial public offering and listing on the New York Stock Exchange, as well as subsequent secondary offerings
  • Represented a global biopharmaceutical services company with its $525 million offering of senior notes and a related holding company reorganization and spinoff of a subsidiary to its shareholders
  • Represented a global biopharmaceutical services company in connection with a tender offer for its outstanding $525 million senior notes
  • Represented a global biopharmaceutical services company in connection with a private equity transaction that reconstituted the company's ownership and provided liquidity to its existing security holders
  • Represented global solid state LED lighting and semiconductor manufacturing company in $434 million public offering of common stock
  • Represented a multinational manufacturer and supplier to the papermaking industry in connection with a private placement of $240 million of senior notes and subsequent exchange offer for registered notes
  • Represented the largest electric utility in the United States in tender offer for outstanding contingent value rights
  • Represented major convenience store chain in connection with a tender offer and consent solicitation with respect to outstanding senior secured notes
  • Represent multiple public companies in regular 1934 Act compliance, securities filings and corporate governance matters