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Ed Batts is a corporate partner in Gibson Dunn’s Palo Alto office. He 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. Mr. Batts has significant experience in equity capital markets and venture capital transactions.
He has been named multiple times both a BTI Client Service All Star and an Acritas Star, and has been recognized by Best Lawyers for his work in corporate law. Before joining Gibson Dunn, Mr. Batts practiced in Silicon Valley with Orrick as global head of their M&A and private equity practice, and with DLA Piper. He is a military officer veteran and former federal special agent, as a graduate of the Criminal Investigator Training Program at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC). He served with both the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI).
He 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