Lee G.Barkley


Atlanta + 1.404.581.8135

Lee Barkley advises clients in general corporate matters, focusing on domestic and cross-border M&A. He has represented public and private companies in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and other complex and strategic transactions of all sizes. Lee advises clients in a variety of industries, including consumer products, energy, and life sciences. He also maintains an active pro bono practice, counseling individual and organizational pro bono clients on legal and strategic matters.

Recent representative experience includes acting on behalf of public and private clients such as Smith & Nephew, Randstad, HD Supply, Baker Hughes, and Newell Brands.

Prior to law school, Lee worked as a financial controller for Mercedes Benz U.S. International as part of an international management training program. He is a volunteer with the First Tee of Metro Atlanta, a member of the Executive Board of the Federalist Society Atlanta Young Lawyers Chapter, and a member of the Executive Advisory Board of the Mississippi State University Department of Finance & Economics.


  • OmniMax to be sold to SVPGlobalJones Day is advising OmniMax International, Inc., the leading national manufacturer of residential roof drainage systems and a top supplier of products for outdoor living, recreational vehicle, and other building end markets, in its acquisition by Strategic Value Partners, LLC and its affiliates ("SVPGlobal").
  • HD Supply to sell its Construction & Industrial--White Cap business segment for $2.9 billion to an affiliate of Clayton, Dubilier & RiceJones Day is advising HD Supply Holdings, Inc. in the $2.9 billion sale of its Construction & Industrial--White Cap business (also known as "White Cap"), a leading distributor of specialty concrete and construction products and services in North America serving professional contractors, to an affiliate of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice.
  • Imerys acquires Cornerstone Industrial Minerals CorporationJones Day advised the Imerys Group, a world leader in mineral specialties for industry, in the acquisition of the business of mining, processing, and marketing perlite conducted by Cornerstone Industrial Minerals Corporation.
  • OmniMax to sell Euramax Coated Products to ParcomJones Day is advising OmniMax International, Inc. in the sale of its Euramax Coated Products Business, a provider of aluminum coil coating services to the architectural products, recreational vehicles, and transportation markets, to Parcom Capital.
  • Smith & Nephew acquires Tusker Medical, Inc.Jones Day advised Smith & Nephew plc, the global medical technology company, in the acquisition of Tusker Medical, Inc., the developer of the Tula System, an in-office solution for tympanostomy tubes (commonly known as ear tubes).
  • Newell Brands sells Process Solutions to One Rock Capital Partners, LLC for $500 millionJones Day advised Newell Brands Inc. in the sale of its Process Solutions business to One Rock Capital Partners, LLC for $500 million in cash.
  • Smith & Nephew acquires Ceterix® Orthopaedics Inc. for up to $105 millionJones Day advised Smith & Nephew in its acquisition of Ceterix® Orthopaedics, Inc., the developer of a unique device that addresses complex meniscal tear patterns, for up to $105 million.
  • Baker Hughes sells natural gas solutions business to First Reserve and Pietro FiorentiniJones Day advised Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE), in the sale of its global Natural Gas Solutions (NGS) business to two separate buyers, First Reserve and Pietro Fiorentini.
  • Emrgy raises additional capital in private placement of Convertible NotesJones Day advised Emrgy Inc., a developer of technologies to deliver distributed energy and efficiency solutions, in connection with the issuance of Convertible Notes in a private placement to certain accredited investors.
  • Newell Brands sells Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc. for $395 millionJones Day advised Newell Brands Inc. in the $395 million sale of Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc. to Seidler Equity Partners and Major League Baseball.
  • Koch Disruptive Technologies leads $150 million investment in INSIGHTECJones Day advised Koch Disruptive Technologies, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc. focused on finding and funding innovative and emerging companies, as the lead investor in a $150 million Series E funding round for INSIGHTEC, a commercial stage medical device company.
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