Seth Molay

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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North Field Street 2300
Dallas 75201 TX US

Seth R. Molay takes lead responsibility on public equity and debt offerings, private placements, venture capital transactions and mergers and acquisitions. He has extensive experience in public offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities, including Rule 144A transactions, representing both underwriters and issuers in a wide range of industries, including energy, technology, health care, retail, entertainment and transportation. In 2015 and 2016, Seth advised issuers on the largest volume of securities offerings in the state of Texas, according to Texas Lawbook.

Seth has also led multibillion-dollar corporate mergers and asset purchase and sale transactions, primarily in the energy, technology, manufacturing and retail industries. He has extensive experience in cross-border transactions involving companies in Latin America, Europe and Central Asia.

Representative Work

Securities Transactions

  • Represented an exploration and production company in its initial public offering and subsequent follow-on and secondary offerings with an aggregate value in excess of $1.5 billion.
  • Acted on behalf of the underwriters in the $212 million initial public offering of an exploration and production company.
  • Counseled the sole initial purchaser in a $1.3 billion high-yield debt offering.
  • Advised an oil field services company in its initial public offering.

Corporate/M&A Transactions

  • Represented the purchaser in a $7.1 billion acquisition of equity interests in an oil and gas company.


  • Practice focuses on complex business transactions, including cross-border matters.
  • Represents public and private companies in general corporate and securities matters.


  • J.D., University of Miami School of Law, 1981
  • B.A., Brandeis University, 1976

Bar Admissions:

  • Texas



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