Accrued Knowledge is a collection of thought pieces by Ed Batts, focused principally on public company matters including M&A and corporate governance.


Ed Batts is Global Head of Orrick’s M&A and Private Equity group. Ed, resident in the firm’s Silicon Valley office, regularly counsels publicly traded technology companies in complex mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and cyber-security, including the following:

  • M&A: Fiduciary duty counseling of public boards, cross border transactions, tender offers and going private transactions.
  • Corporate Governance: Board matters and public reporting obligations, including activist investor situations, stockholder proposals and accounting related issues.
  • Cyber: Crisis management of significant cyber-security incidents as well as advice on regulators, plaintiffs and law enforcement.