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  • Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, J.D. and B.C.L., 2008, magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Louisiana Law Review; Chancellor's List
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Alexandra Layfield
Partner
Four United Plaza
8555 United Plaza Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
225.248.2030 tel
225.248.3030 fax

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Alexandra Layfield joined Jones Walker's Corporate & Securities Practice Group in 2008. Ms. Layfield's practice is exclusively transactional, concentrating principally on the areas of securities law, mergers and acquisitions, general corporate law and corporate governance matters.

Ms. Layfield's principal area of focus is counseling corporations on corporate governance matters and the related disclosure requirements of the securities laws and trading markets, including reviewing annual, quarterly, and current reports, proxy statements, and press releases, as well as representing issuers in a variety of corporate finance transactions, including tender offers, public and private securities offerings of debt and equity. She coordinates periodic review and compliance with internal company policies including insider trading policies, and ethics and business conduct policies, and also handles board and executive compensation matters for clients.

Ms. Layfield frequently handles asset and stock acquisitions and mergers as well as corporate governance matters for both public and private companies.  She also advises clients on general corporate law, including the new Louisiana Business Corporation Act.

Noteworthy

  • Named a "Rising Star" in the area of Securities & Corporate Finance in the 2017 edition of Louisiana Super Lawyers (listed annually since 2016)

Representative Matters

    Public Offerings

    • Represented Fortune 200 NYSE listed mining company in registered exchange offering for$4,500,000,000 senior notes

    • Represented Fortune 200 NYSE listed mining company in $750,000,000 at-the-market equity offering of common stock

    • Represented Fortune 200 NYSE listed telecommunications company in $650,000,000 public offering of senior notes and related tender offers to purchase outstanding debt

    • Represented Fortune 200 NYSE listed telecommunications company in $500,000,000 public offering of senior notes

    • Represented Fortune 200 NYSE listed telecommunications company in $460,000,000 public offering of senior notes

    • Represented NYSE listed oil and gas company in $900,000,000 secondary offerings of convertible perpetual preferred stock by selling security holders

    • Represented NYSE listed oil and gas company in registered exchange offering for $70,000,000 senior notes

    • Represented NASDAQ listed royalty trust in $40,000,000 secondary offering of royalty trust units by a selling security holder

    Private Offerings

    • Represented NYSE listed oil and gas company in $725,000,000 equity financing through the private placement of common stock, mandatory convertible perpetual preferred stock and senior notes

    • Represented Fortune 200 NYSE listed telecommunications company in $500,000,000 144A private placement of senior notes and related registered exchange offer

    • Represented NYSE oil and gas company listed company in $86,259,000 private placement of convertible senior notes

    Mergers &Acquisitions

    • Represented public telecommunications company in acquisition of public competitor for approximately $11.6 billion in stock and assumed debt (served as co-counsel)

    • Represented public mining company in acquisition of public oil and gas companies for approximately $9 billion in cash and stock (served as co-counsel)

    • Represented public oil and gas company in its acquisition of a public competitor for approximately $3.5 billion in cash, stock and assumed debt

    • Represented public engineering and construction company in its acquisition by a public competitor for approximately $3 billion in cash, stock and assumed debt

    • Represented private environmental services company in its acquisition by private equity firms for approximately $110 million

    • Represented public EPC company in its acquisition of a private oil and gas company for approximately $90 million

    • Represented public mining company in divestiture of a business division to a private competitor for approximately $60 million

    • Represented Louisiana-based mutual insurer in its demutualization and sale to a private equity firm (first-ever demutualization in Louisiana)

    • Represented public pharmaceutical company in its acquisition of a public competitor for approximately $25 million in stock

    • Represented a private equity firm in the acquisition of an environmental consulting company for all cash consideration

    • Represented a portfolio company of a private equity firm in the acquisition of an industrial specialty construction company for all cash consideration

    • Represented a portfolio company of a private equity firm in the acquisition of a maintenance turnaround services company and a specialty welding company for cash and the assumption of debt

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    Memberships

    Civic and Charitable

    • Louisiana Arts & Science Museum (Member of the Board of Trustees 2016- present; Co-Chair Gala Host Committee 2016)
    • Hogs for the Cause Gala Co-Chair (2013-present)
    • Junior League of Baton Rouge (Member 2009 - present, Hollydays Auction Co-Chair 2016-2017, Hollydays Special Events Asst. Chair and Placement Advisor 2015-2016; Research and Development Committee Member and Placement Advisor 2014-2015; Asst. Chair of a Community Placement Committee 2013-2014; Provisional Member Advisor 2010-2011)
    • Arts Council of Baton Rouge (Fund Development Committee Member 2016-present)
    • Woman's Annual Giving Campaign (Member 2015-present)
    • Baton Rouge Delta Gamma Alumnae Group (Board Member 2013-present; VP Communications 2013-2015; VP Membership 2015-2016; VP Finance 2016-present)
    • Baton Rouge Alumnae Panhellenic Group (Board Member 2014-present; President 2014-2015)
    • Leadership Greater Baton Rouge (Class of 2014; alumni group member 2014-present)
    • Playmakers of Baton Rouge (Board Member 2013-2016; Secretary 2015-2016; Treasurer 2014-2015)
    • LSU Museum of Art (Kohlmeyer Krewe Founding Member)
    • Young Friends of St. Andrew's Village Gala Committee Member (2009-2014)
    • Get on Board Training Program by Junior League of New Orleans (Class of 2011)

    Professional

    • Louisiana Bar Association  (Council Member of Corporate and Business Law Section (2015-present)
    • Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals (Member 2015-present)
    • Baton Rouge Bar Association (Member 2011-present)
    • American Bar Association (Member 2008-present)