Ed Batts is a corporate partner in Gibson Dunn’s Palo Alto office. For 25 years, he has counseled technology clients, including in the semiconductor supply chain; enterprise software and cloud; hardware and devices; 5G and satellite; and large-cap enterprises that engage in many of these sub-verticals at once.
In technical expertise, Ed focuses on mergers and acquisitions, including cross-border transactions, spin-offs, tender offers, and going private transactions. He also counsels public companies on corporate governance and fiduciary duties, as well as crisis management on cyber-security and internal investigations, activist investor situations, and accounting issues. He has significant experience in equity capital markets and venture capital transactions.
Ed has been named multiple times both a BTI Client Service All Star and an Acritas/Thomson Reuters Star, and has been recognized by Best Lawyers for his work in corporate law. He is a member of the American Nuclear Society and published author on nuclear waste issues. He also is a military officer veteran and former U.S. federal special agent.
Ed received his law degree from Stanford Law School in 1998 and earned his B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles, summa cum laude, in 1995.
Stanford University - 1998 Juris Doctor
University of California - Los Angeles - 1995 Bachelor of Arts