Eric S. Williams

Partner at Haynes and Boone LLP

Eric S. Williams

Eric S. Williams

Partner at Haynes and Boone LLP

Biography

Eric Williams is a corporate partner in the Dallas office of Haynes and Boone with more than 14 years of experience in acquisitions, divestitures, securities transactions and other complex business transactions. Specifically, he has significant experience representing both corporate and private equity buyers and sellers in structuring, negotiating, documenting and closing public and private mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, including assisting private equity funds with the purchase, ongoing representation and subsequent sale of portfolio companies. Eric also has experience representing clients in M&A transactions within the bankruptcy context.

Professional and Community Activities

* State Bar of Texas
* Dallas Bar Association
* Association for Corporate Growth Dallas Chapter, Board of Directors

Professional Recognition

* Selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Edition, Thomson Reuters, 2008-2015.
* Recognized by DCEO Magazine, D Magazine Partners, as one of the DFW’s Top M&A Dealmakers, 2014.

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Chair, Bankruptcy & Business Restructuring Section at Haynes and Boone LLP

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Education
J.D.
Class of 2001

We are a global law school community of distinguished alumni residing throughout the United States and in more than 75 countries. Our faculty is well-recognized for its outstanding teaching and scholarly leadership in such areas as dispute resolution (including litigation), international and comparative law, intellectual property, corporate, commercial and tax law. We offer a rich curriculum of over 165 upper class courses in subjects such as oil and gas, health and environmental law. Over one-half of our upper class courses have fewer than 25 students; three-fourths have fewer than 50 students. The first year class is divided into three sections (two full-time and one part-time evening) of approximately 90 students each, with small legal writing sections of approximately 25 students each. We emphasize the vital skill of legal writing through our six-hour legal research, writing and advocacy course and an elective three-hour edited writing seminar. The law quadrangle provides an idyllic setting for learning. The Underwood Law Library houses the largest private law collection in the Southwest. The Godwin Gruber Lawyers Inn offers students an elegant backdrop for study breaks and meals. A secure wireless network is available in all law school buildings. Most importantly, our small size fosters a scholarly community that features interaction with faculty, attention to your personal needs, and lifelong friendships. We have an active student government, five respected law journals, six specialized legal clinics and two related projects, numerous moot court and mock trial competitions, and one of the finest Career Services Offices in the country. In addition, students participate in the thriving intellectual life of the school. We have been chosen as the national headquarters for the Appellate Judges Educational Institute. In 2006 the Institute brought over 225 appellate judges and attorneys from across the country to SMU, including Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the Chief Justices of Texas and Indiana, and the Chief Judge of the Sixth Circuit. Recently, the 35 students in our SMU Oxford program assisted with our Supreme Court Summit in which Justices O’Connor, Ginsburg, and Breyer participated, as did Justices from Europe's highest court, the European Court of Justice. In spring 2007, we were honored to host a group of distinguished Justices from the ECJ on campus. A thriving community of scholars call Dedman Law home. Our distinguished faculty, coupled with our intelligent and inquisitive student body personify Robert Dedman's words, "Leadership starts with learning."

B.B.A.
Class of 1998

Baylor University, a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, provides a vibrant campus community for more than 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship.

Memberships
Member, Young Professionals of Greater Dallas
Current

The Dallas Regional Chamber is the area’s leading membership-driven business organization committed to promoting economic prosperity by leading economic development, driving improvements in public education, influencing public policy, and catalyzing and advocating for regional partnerships. The Chamber works to ensure that the Dallas region will become the most economically prosperous region---and the most desirable place to live and work---in the United States. The Chamber is a not-for-profit organization comprised of businesses which represent all facets of the North Texas business community. The Chamber was formed in 1909, when three other Dallas business groups -- the Commercial Club, the 150,000 Club and the Freight Bureau -- merged with the Board of Trade.

Member
Current

The Dallas Bar Association or DBA is a professional organization providing resources for attorneys and the public in the city of Dallas, Texas. Founded in 1873, the DBA is a voluntary professional association of 10,000+ lawyers. It is dedicated to the continuing education of its members, as well as community programs. For years, the Dallas Bar Association headquarters were housed in the offices of the then-current president. In 1937, headquarters were established in a small space under the stairs of the Old Red Courthouse. Ten years later, the DBA was the state’s first bar association to incorporate. Incorporators envisioned the Association someday being housed in its own building.

Special Projects Editor
Prior

In 1990, the Boards of the Journal of Air Law and Commerce and the Southwestern Law Journal voted to merge the two publications in order to form the SMU Law Review Association. In addition, the official name of the Southwestern Law Journal was changed to the SMU Law Review. The SMULRA now publishes both the Journal of Air Law and Commerce as well as the SMU Law Review. Under this unique structure, both publications benefit from broad exposure to a variety of student backgrounds and perspectives.

Career History
Partner
Current

Haynes & Boone LLP provides legal services. It offers business litigation, corporate insolvency and bankruptcy practices. The firm also provides intellectual property, media law, real estate and white-collar criminal defense services. The law firm was founded in January 1, 1970 and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.

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Mylan, Inc. purchases Agila Specialties Pvt Ltd. from Strides Shasun Ltd.

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Core-Mark Holding Co., Inc. purchases Forrest City Grocery Co.

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General Mills, Inc. purchases Mountain High Yoghurt from Dean Foods Co.

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