Ward Winslow has extensive experience acting as the lead lawyer in multibillion dollar financings and restructurings in more than 20 years of practice. He also regularly advises a diverse range of companies on day-to-day disclosure obligations and corporate governance and counseling matters. His corporate finance practice includes investment-grade and high yield debt offerings, public and private equity offerings, and equity-linked products, including convertible and exchangeable bond offerings. He also regularly works with the Firm's restructuring team on complex corporate reorganizations, focusing on distressed and other debt transactions such as debt tender offers and buy backs, in addition to exchange offers. His corporate governance and counseling practice involves advising public and private companies on matters relating to securities regulations and disclosure, governance, financing strategies and alternatives, and shareholder activism.
Some of the companies Ward has recently worked with include Amsted Industries, Conagra Brands, FirstEnergy, FTD Companies, Five9, Hill-Rom Holdings, Lam Research, Lamb Weston, Newell Brands, Nutrien, Oncor, Peabody Energy, SunPower, and USG.
Ward is involved with Misericordia Home in Chicago, and he has served on the Corporate Champions Board of the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.
SEC Announces First-Ever Charges Against a Company for Misleading Disclosures About Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic
Delaware Becomes the First State to Allow Corporations to Maintain Corporate Records Using Blockchain Technology
Marblegate: Second Circuit Reverses Broad Interpretation of Trust Indenture Act in Out-of-Court Restructurings
- September 18, 2015
Dodd Frank Compensation Update: Pay for Performance, Clawbacks, and Pay Ratio Rules, Key Highlights and Other Considerations, American Bar Association, Section of Taxation and Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law 2015 Joint Fall CLE Meeting
- November 15, 2012
M&A and SEC Developments: Practice Tips for the 2013 Deal and Proxy Season
- February 23, 2011
Developments in Debt Restructurings & Debt Tender/Exchange Offers, DealLawyers.com
- November 15-16, 2009
Securities Act Exemptions and Private Placements, Understanding the Securities Laws 2009, University of Chicago, Practising Law Institute
- University of Virginia (J.D. 1995; Dillard Fellow; Editor, Tax Review); Boston College (A.B. summa cum laude 1992; Phi Beta Kappa)
Illinois Super Lawyers (2014-2018) — securities & corporate finance
The Legal 500 US — debt offerings