C. William Baxley

Former Partner at King & Spalding LLP

C. William Baxley

C. William Baxley

Former Partner at King & Spalding LLP

Biography

Bill Baxley is a partner in King & Spalding’s Corporate Practice. His primary practice areas include Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures and Corporate Governance. Mr. Baxley is a former member of the firm’s Policy Committee and has served in various other leadership roles within the firm, including as co-head of the firm’s M&A Practice.

Mr. Baxley's experience involves the full range of M&A transactions, including public and private company mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, tender offers, proxy contests, takeover defense, joint ventures, strategic investments, going private transactions and special committee representations. His practice involves a number of industries, including banking and financial services, biotech, consumer products, energy, healthcare, insurance, telecom, transportation, retail and restaurants. In addition to U.S. domestic transactions, Mr. Baxley has extensive experience in successfully executing global and cross-border transactions.

As part of his focus on Corporate Governance, Mr. Baxley has been instrumental in the firm’s creation, together with Tapestry Networks, of the Lead Director Network, a group of lead directors, presiding directors and non-executive chairmen from many of America’s leading companies that meets to discuss how to improve the performance of their corporations and earn the trust of their shareholders through more effective board leadership.

Mr. Baxley has written a number of articles on a variety of corporate law subjects. Among others, he authored articles in The National Law Journal entitled “Strategic Investments in Publicly Held Companies” and “Conducting Proxy Contests.” Mr. Baxley also has written seminar outlines and given speeches on a number of corporate law topics, including the fiduciary duties of directors in acquisition transactions. Chambers USA recently selected Mr. Baxley as a leading lawyer in his practice area.

Mr. Baxley graduated, summa cum laude, from the University of Alabama in 1986. He received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1989 where he served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review.

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C. William Baxley
Former Partner at King & Spalding LLP
Education
J.D., magna cum laude
Class of 1989

Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.

B.S., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Class of 1986

The University of Alabama is a student-centered research university and an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians. Founded in 1831 as Alabama's first public college, The University of Alabama is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and service. We provide a creative, nurturing campus environment where our students can become the best individuals possible, can learn from the best and brightest faculty, and can make a positive difference in the community, the state and the world. The University of Alabama family has always expected great things. After all, we are our state’s flagship university — the Capstone of higher education.

Memberships
Editor
Prior

The Harvard Law Review is a student-run organization whose primary purpose is to publish a journal of legal scholarship. The Review comes out monthly from November through June and has roughly 2000 pages per volume. The organization is formally independent of the Harvard Law School. Student editors make all editorial and organizational decisions and, together with a professional business staff of three, carry out day-to-day operations.

Career History
Partner
2004 - Prior

King & Spalding LLP is an international law firm that represents a broad array of clients, including half of the Fortune Global 100, with 800 lawyers in many offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The firm also represents hundreds of clients with new ventures and mid-sized companies in emerging industries.Long-standing client relationships are one of the surest barometers of a law firm's success in meeting its clients' needs for legal services. The company's lawyers pride themselves on developing continuing client relationships that are productive, professional and collegial. The firm has handled matters in over 160 countries on six continents and is consistently recognized for the results it obtains, its uncompromising commitment to quality and its dedication to understanding the business and culture of its clients. The company was established in 1885 and it is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

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Member, Policy Committee
Prior

King & Spalding LLP is an international law firm that represents a broad array of clients, including half of the Fortune Global 100, with 800 lawyers in many offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The firm also represents hundreds of clients with new ventures and mid-sized companies in emerging industries.Long-standing client relationships are one of the surest barometers of a law firm's success in meeting its clients' needs for legal services. The company's lawyers pride themselves on developing continuing client relationships that are productive, professional and collegial. The firm has handled matters in over 160 countries on six continents and is consistently recognized for the results it obtains, its uncompromising commitment to quality and its dedication to understanding the business and culture of its clients. The company was established in 1885 and it is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

Political Donations
$2,600
2013

Former Senator from the 56th District at Georgia State Senate

$2,500
2012

Former Senator from Louisiana

$2,500
2012

Former Senator from the 56th District at Georgia State Senate

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AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. purchases Carmike Cinemas Inc.

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Mid-America Apartment Communities purchases Post Properties, Inc.

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Platinum Equity LLC purchases International Textile Group, Inc. from WL Ross & Co. LLC

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