John W. Martin

Managing Partner at Baker Botts LLP

John W. Martin

John W. Martin

Managing Partner at Baker Botts LLP

Biography

John Martin serves as Partner in Charge of Baker Botts’ Palo Alto office and as the firmwide Technology Sector Chair. His principal areas of concentration are mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate governance, joint ventures, outsourcing transactions and general corporate matters.

Mr. Martin has extensive experience in representing both purchasers and sellers in complex M&A transactions involving both public and private companies. He also helps clients structure and negotiate corporate partnering arrangements, including joint ventures and strategic alliances.

In the corporate finance area, Mr. Martin has represented issuers and underwriters in registered public offerings, including initial public offerings and offerings by seasoned issuers. He has substantial experience with private equity fund and venture capital transactions.

Mr. Martin also is a recognized leader in representing parties in complex outsourcing and technology transactions, including BPO and ITO transactions.

Mr. Martin regularly counsels both public and privately held clients regarding corporate and federal securities law. He also advises clients in transactions involving special board committees formed to deal with interested party or conflict of interest issues.

Selected comments by clients about Mr. Martin, as reported by Chambers and Partners, include:

* “has incredible technology expertise, an authoritative presence and a great ability to deal with senior executives”
* “hands-down one of the best outside counsels I have ever worked with”
* “reputation as a brilliant deal person”
* “innate understanding of his clients’ business makeup”
* “identifies the most pertinent points of a deal”
* “his knowledge is top-flight, but his ability to communicate and guide negotiations is nothing short of amazing”
* “brings to the table a broad perspective that we find really helpful”
* “terrific negotiating skills”
* “knack for understanding the business itself and making it primary to the transaction”
* “great corporate and IT background is useful when dealing with more complex transactions”
* “talent for keeping things focused and putting together deals that really work”
* “strong on technical issues and he keeps sight of the bigger picture when negotiating - people listen to him”
* “the rigor and experience he and his team bring to bear in analyzing transactions is invaluable”
* “firm but collaborative style and understands the dynamics of a transaction”
* “approachable, practical and a good influence on moving a deal forward”
* “intelligent and helpful asset who really knows how to put a team together”
* “is great quality legal support with a good bedside manner”

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Baker Botts LLP

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Education

Baylor University, a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, provides a vibrant campus community for more than 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship.

Career History
Managing Partner
Current

Baker Botts LLP provides legal services to regional, national and international clients. Its clients include Halliburton, Centerpoint Energy, and ExxonMobil. The firm has offices in Austin, Beijing, Dallas, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Moscow, New York, Riyadh, and Washington. The company was founded in 1840 and is located in Houston, Texas.

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Assertio Therapeutics, Inc. purchases Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. /Nucynta Franchise from Johnson & Johnson

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purchases Navient Corp. from Sallie Mae

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CA Technologies purchases CA API Management

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the Texas Bar
Events
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Dallas, TX, United States
2012 Dallas Chief Legal Officer Leadership Forum

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