Dudley Murrey

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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Texas, USA
    Local Time: Friday 13:15

Practice Expertise

  • Asset-Backed Securitization
  • Capital Markets and Securities
  • Corporate Governance and Board Advisory
  • Corporate

Areas of Practice

  • Asset-Backed Securitization
  • Capital Markets and Securities
  • Corporate
  • Corporate Governance and Board Advisory
  • Derivatives
  • Initial Public Offerings (IPOs)
  • International and Cross-Border Transactions
  • Structured Finance and Securitization
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Dudley Murrey practices in numerous areas of corporate finance, securities and corporate law.

He represents multinational companies and others in domestic, cross-border and international corporate finance transactions, including public and private securities offerings, structured finance transactions, and commercial lending arrangements. Dudley regularly advises clients on securities law compliance, corporate governance matters, compliance with the New York Stock Exchange, the NASDAQ Stock Market and other exchange rules, and compliance with the Dodd-Frank Act, including the swap regulations adopted under the Dodd-Frank Act. In addition, he has represented clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, facility and equipment financings, the acquisition and financing of commercial and corporate aircraft, and internal and regulatory investigations and inquiries.

In his more than four decades of practice, Dudley has represented a wide range of companies, from Fortune 150 companies to small, privately-held companies. His work for those clients has included representing them in some of their most important financings and transactions, ranging from international financings and acquisitions to the sale of the family business, as well as counseling them regarding matters affecting their daily operations and regulatory compliance.

Representative Experience

Since early 1998, Dudley has represented a Dow 30 company in numerous public offerings of more than a total of $100 billion of debt securities, including acting as the client’s U.S. counsel with respect to public offerings in Japan.

Financings and transactions representative of Dudley’s experience are:

  • Representation of a Dow 30 company in its offering of $16 billion aggregate principal amount of its notes
  • Representation of a leading, world-wide retailer in connection with its public offering  of  $16 billion of its senior unsecured notes of nine different series, a portion of the net proceeds of which would be used to finance a planned acquisition by the issuer
  • Representation of NASDAQ-listed bank holding company in its initial public offering, in a follow-on equity offering and in subordinated debt offerings
  • Representation of a Dow 30 company in the amendment and extension of a $7.5 billion 364-day credit facility, a $5.0 billion five-year credit facility and a $1.75 billion letter of credit facility
  • Representation of a leading, worldwide retailer in connection with debt tender offers with an aggregate  maximum consideration of over $16 billion
  • Representation of the issuer in a Rule 144A placement of $500 million of put reset notes
  • Representation of a Fortune 150 company in its $245 million synthetic lease financing of a major data processing facility
  • Representation of a Fortune 150 company in its sale of $150 million of receivables
  • Representation of borrowers in the negotiation and documentation of in excess of $100 billion of credit facilities, including a number of multi-currency credit facilities
  • Representation of an aircraft finance company in the purchase, financing, lease and disposition of nine Airbus A319 aircrafts
  • Representation of an international finance company in the $750 million restructuring of an international broadband communications provider
  • Representation of originator in connection with securitization of $4 billion of government receivables

BA, Southern Methodist University, with high honors, 1971

Areas of Practice

  • Asset-Backed Securitization
  • Capital Markets and Securities
  • Corporate
  • Corporate Governance and Board Advisory
  • Derivatives
  • Initial Public Offerings (IPOs)
  • International and Cross-Border Transactions
  • Structured Finance and Securitization


  • AK Migration: SEC Proposes Enhanced Short-Term Borrowing Disclosure Rules
  • AK Migration: ISS Publishes 2012 Updates to Benchmark U.S. Proxy Voting Guidelines
  • Expanded NYSE MKT Material News Notification Policy Now Effective
  • Delaware Chancery Court Holds Director Equity Awards Issued Under a Stockholder-Approved Plan Subject to Review under the Entire Fairness Standard
  • ISS Publishes Guidance on New Methodology for Evaluating Pay-for-Performance Alignment and Updates to its Governance Risk Indicators
  • Recent SEC Staff Comments Challenge Reporting of Equity Compensation
  • SEC Proposes Pay Ratio Disclosure Rule
  • SEC Throws a Change-up in Conflict Minerals Rule Compliance
  • CFTC Issues Revised Interpretation Regarding Contracts with Embedded Volumetric Optionality
  • PCAOB Adopts New Auditing Standard Regarding Related Party Transactions and Amends Other Auditing Standards
  • AK Migration: DC Circuit Panel Vacates Proxy Access Rule
  • AK Migration: SEC Stays Proxy Access Rules
  • AK Migration: SEC Proposes Rules for Compensation Committees and Compensation Advisers
  • SEC Adopts Rules Implementing Dodd-Frank Requirements for Compensation Committees and Compensation Advisers
  • ISS Announces QuickScore 3.0 – Data Verification Period Ends November 14th
  • General Solicitation Permitted in Certain Rule 506 and Rule 144A Offerings; “Bad Actors” Disqualified from Rule 506 Offerings; Other Significant Amendments Proposed to Regulation D
  • Non-GAAP Financial Measures: New Scrutiny
  • D.C. Circuit Denies Petition for Rehearing Conflict Minerals Rule Case
  • SEC Issues Pay Ratio Disclosure Guidance
  • SEC Proposes Pay Versus Performance Disclosure Rule
  • ISS Updates Proxy Voting Policies for 2016 Proxy Season
  • The Conflict Minerals Rule: Important Recent Developments
  • Original Judgment in Conflict Minerals Case Reaffirmed
  • PCAOB Proposes New Audit Standard for Related Party Transactions and Excites Concern About Auditor Involvement in Executive Compensation Decisions
  • AK Migration: SEC Issues Interpretive Guidance Regarding Liquidity and Capital Resources Disclosures
  • CFTC Adopts Rule Implementing the Dodd-Frank End-User Exception to Mandatory Swap Clearing Requirement
  • SEC Proposes Executive Compensation Clawback Rule
  • D.C. District Court Upholds Dodd-Frank Conflict Minerals Rule
  • ISS Updates Proxy Voting Policies For 2015
  • SEC Proposes Dodd-Frank Disclosure Rule Regarding Hedging Policies
  • AK Migration: PCAOB Considers Changes to Standards for Auditors’ Reports on Audited Financial Statements
  • AK Migration: PCAOB Floats Possibility of Mandatory Audit Firm Rotation
  • AK Migration: DC Circuit’s Proxy Access Decision to Stand, but SEC to Allow “Private Ordering” of Proxy Access
  • SEC Adopts Dodd-Frank Conflict Minerals Rule
  • SEC Issues Partial Stay of Conflict Minerals Rule
  • SEC Provides Guidance on Dodd-Frank Conflict Minerals Rule
  • ISS Releases Voting Policy Updates for 2014 Proxy Season
  • NYSE Expands Material News Notification Policy and Trading Halt Authority Effective September 28, 2015
  • SEC Adopts Pay Ratio Disclosure Rule
  • Conflict Minerals Rule Update: Court Denies Request for Stay
  • Nasdaq Issues Guidance on the Post-Market Close Release of Material News
  • SEC Considering Possible Revisions to Audit Committee Disclosure Requirements
  • What Hath Dodd (and Frank) Wrought? Preparing for the 2011 and Future Proxy Seasons in a Dodd-Frank Environment, Securities Regulation Law Journal, Volume 38, Number 4

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