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William C. Hicks

Member / Co-chair, Securities & Capital Markets Practice

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Bill is the Co-chair of the Securities & Capital Markets Practice Group and is a member of the firm's Policy Committee. He has extensive experience representing issuers, investors, and investment banks in structuring and executing IPOs, cross-over investments, alternative public offerings, including APOs, reverse mergers and Form 10 transactions, follow-on public offerings, CMPOs, registered directs, PIPEs, and private placements. Bill represents hedge funds, venture capital firms, and private equity firms in customized investments in public companies, including structured PIPEs and registered directs. Bill also represents public companies in public and private financings, SEC compliance, corporate governance, and general counseling.

Bill has extensive experience representing buyers and sellers in M&A transactions, including public company deals, private company deals, and spin-offs. Bill regularly represents domestic and foreign companies, and he is well-versed in issues specific to cross-border deals.

Additionally, Bill represents private companies and investors in venture capital transactions.

Education

  • University of Southern California (JD)
  • Kings College University - London (MA)
  • Yale University (BA)

Recognition & Awards

  • Recommended by The Legal 500 United States for Healthcare: Life Sciences (2020); Capital Markets: Equity (2020)
  • Who’s Who Legal: Life Sciences: Transactional (2019)
  • LMG Life Sciences: Financial & Corporate, Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Venture Capital US Life Sciences Star (2018-2019)

Events

Moderator
Feb
4
2020
Moderator
Jan
11
2020

The Leadership Meeting 2020

San Francisco, CA

Moderator
Dec
18
2019

13th New York Health Forum

Future of Health: Trends for Life Sciences in 2020

Yale Club Manhattan

Moderator
May
7
2019

Sustainable Ecosystem for Bio/MedTech Startups

12th New York Health Forum

Yale Club Manhattan, Trumbull & Saybrook Room, 18th Floor

Moderator
Oct
25
2017

Boston Legal Market

Sandpiper Partners Business of the Law Meeting

Boston, MA

Panelist
Moderator
Nov
11
2015

NY/NJ CEO Conference

Boston Biotech Conferences

New York, NY

Moderator
May
6
2015

Boston Biotech CEO Conference

Boston Biotech Conferences

Four Seasons Hotel, 200 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

Panelist
Apr
22
2015