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Laura Washburn

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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Alabama, USA
    Local Time: Monday 14:26

Practice Expertise

  • Corporate and Securities
  • Emerging Growth Companies
  • Capital Markets and Corporate Finance
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Areas of Practice

  • Capital Markets and Corporate Finance
  • Corporate and Securities
  • Emerging Growth Companies
  • Private Companies
  • Public Companies
  • Retail
  • Securities Regulation and Corporate ...
  • Venture Capital
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Profile

Laura Washburn practices in the area of corporate and securities, with a particular focus on public company representation. Her areas of concentration include ‘34 Act reporting work, registration of debt and equity offerings, mergers and acquisitions and advising companies on compliance with regulations promulgated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, Laura advises companies regarding their compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the JOBS Act.

In addition to her public company representation, Laura also assists private companies in mergers, sales and other acquisition transactions, and assists private companies with capital raising transactions. No matter the type of representation, she strives to partner with her clients to achieve cost-effective and efficient solutions to legal problems.

Laura’s representation of public companies spans the spectrum of corporate and securities transactions including:

  • Initial public offerings of common stock
  • Universal shelf registrations for common stock, preferred stock, stock units and debt securities
  • Resale registration statements
  • Private fund formations
  • Merger transactions, including filings on Form S-4
  • Consultations with boards of directors regarding fiduciary duties and governance matters
  • Listing applications with the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq
  • ‘34 Act quarterly and annual reporting
  • Proxy and compensation disclosure

Laura’s private company representation is multi-faceted, with an emphasis on private securities issuances, including:

  • Private placements, including drafting private placement memoranda and filing Form D notifications with the SEC and state securities commissions
  • Merger and sale transactions
  • Corporate, limited liability company and limited partnership formations
  • Corporate governance guidance
  • Funding transactions

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 1998
  • District of Columbia, 1996
  • Texas, 1994

Court Admissions
  • United States District Court, District of Columbia

Education

  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1994, with honors
  • Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., 1997, Thomas Bradbury Chetwood S.J. Prize for the Most Distinguished Performance Leading to a Degree in International and Comparative Law, 1997
  • University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 1991, with high honors

Areas of Practice

  • Capital Markets and Corporate Finance
  • Corporate and Securities
  • Emerging Growth Companies
  • Private Companies
  • Public Companies
  • Retail
  • Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance
  • Venture Capital

Professional Career

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Patent 213

Patent law, like most things in life, is subject to change. Changes to patent laws not only impact investment in your existing IP, but directly shape strategies to protect your freedom to operate. The Patent 213 blog provides up-to-date, insightful analysis of the evolution in the written description and enablement requirements of 35 USC 112 and the subject matter eligibility requirements of 35 USC 101. The Patent 213 blog analyzes key decisions from the district courts and the Federal Circuit,...

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