James Wyche chairs the firm’s Securities & Capital Markets and Corporate Governance practices, concentrating on public and private offerings of securities, mergers and acquisitions, and counseling public and private companies on corporate governance, U.S. securities laws and general business matters. These transactions represent a total deal value in excess of $60 billion. His practice involves a wide spectrum of corporate and securities matters, including:
Securities Offerings – Assisting issuers and investment banks on complex equity and debt transactions, including investment grade and high-yield debt offerings, initial public offerings, follow-on offerings, private offerings, and other corporate financing transactions.
Mergers and Acquisitions – Representing public and private companies and private equity clients on merger and acquisition transactions, including as to tender offers, auction process transactions, going private transactions, and leveraged buyouts.
Corporate Governance – Advising boards of directors, special committees and executives with respect to corporate governance, fiduciary duties, strategic analysis, corporate restructurings, and internal investigations.
Public Company Advisory – Counseling companies on governance, disclosure and compliance issues, including proxy contests, defensive measures, shareholder proposals, compliance with U.S. securities laws, SEC rules and listing rules of the NYSE, NASDAQ and other exchanges.General Business – Advising clients regarding joint ventures, strategic alliances, and complex contractual arrangements.
James also serves as outside general counsel to several public and private companies headquartered in the Southeast.