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Amy Meyers Batten

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Kathy Barden
Phone: 919.821.6634


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.

  • 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
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers, Corporate/M&A (2015-2017)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated
  • The Best Lawyers in America©Securities/Capital Markets Law (2009-2018)



  • Advised a multinational Fortune 500 provider of product development and integrated healthcare services in its merger with a NYSE-listed global information and technology services company, creating a leading information and tech-enabled healthcare service provider. The equity market capitalization of the joined companies was more than $17.6 billion at closing
  • 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
  • Advised a publicly traded supplier of water and water dispensers in an agreement to acquire by merger a publicly traded competitor for $263 million in cash and 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

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Events & Webinars


  • Speaker, SEC Reporting Breakfast Club, Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, Raleigh, N.C.
    June 2016 and December 2016
  • Co-Presenter, "Preparing for 10-K and Proxy Season," Smith Anderson's Securities Law Series, Raleigh, N.C.
  • Guest Speaker, Business Economics of Law Firm Practice Seminar, Duke University School of Law, Durham, N.C.

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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