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Jones Walker, CenturyTel Deal Featured in The American Lawyer
January 12, 2009

Jones Walker was featured in the January 2009 issue of The American Lawyer as the lead story in the publication's Big Deals section. Jones Walker represented CenturyTel in its acquisition of rival Embarq Corporation for $11.6 billion in stock and assumed debt. The two companies, which provide telephone and internet service primarily to small and midsize markets, expect to close the deal in the second quarter 2009. Jones Walker’s attorneys who represented CenturyTel in the deal include:

Corporate: Kenneth J. Najder; E. Ansley Seaver Marshall; Jessica F. Natali
Finance
: J. Marshall Page, III; Thomas Y. Roberson, Jr.; Christopher M. Wappel
Employee Benefits
: John C. Blackman, IV; Timothy P. Brechtel
Antitrust
: Christopher M. Capitelli

Jones Walker acted as co-counsel with Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.