William Scott Ortwein is co-leader of Alston & Bird’s global Corporate Area, which includes its Corporate & Securities, Energy, Finance, Financial Services & Products, Health Care, Real Estate, and Public Policy Groups. Scott concentrates his practice in mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance.
Scott regularly advises boards of directors and committees of boards in their consideration of extraordinary corporate transactions. He has represented more than 75 public companies in a variety of industries in corporate governance, securities compliance, public and private securities offerings, and mergers and acquisitions.
Specifically, Scott has represented public companies and investment banks in more than 75 public equity and debt securities offerings with proceeds of more than $40 billion and has been involved in more than 100 public and private company mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions with consideration of more than $30 billion.
Scott is listed in a number of publications as a leading corporate attorney, including Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and The Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities/Capital Markets. Scott received his M.B.A. and J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (J.D., 1994)
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (M.B.A., 1994)