David L. Batty is a partner in Winston & Strawn’s corporate finance group. He concentrates his practice in the representation of borrowers and leading commercial and investment banks in leveraged finance transactions.
Mr. Batty has acted as lead bank counsel, as well as borrower’s counsel, for the structuring of credit facilities, including cross-border transactions, to finance mergers, acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations and restructurings. Over the course of his professional career, he has been responsible for transactions ranging in size from several million dollars to more than $4 billion and involving companies in consumer, retail, manufacturing, automotive, media, telecommunications, defense technology, and other sectors.
Mr. Batty received a B.A. in History, cum laude, from George Washington University in 1988 and a J.D., cum laude, from Boston College School of Law in 1991.
Honors & Awards
Mr. Batty is listed in the 2008-2015 editions of Best Lawyers in America for "Banking and Finance" and is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell®.
Mr. Batty served as an Assistant Professor at the Charlotte School of Law in 2011 and 2012 where he taught Constitutional Law among other core courses.
Mr. Batty is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, Business Law Section, and has served on the Uniform Commercial Code Committee (2002-2003) and Legal Opinion Committee (2002-present). He currently serves on the Steering Committee for the University of North Carolina School of Law, Center for Banking and Finance, and previously served on its Board of Advisors (2002-2003) and as a practitioner in residence (2001-2006). He served as an Adjunct Professor at the North Carolina Central University School of Law in fall 2006 and fall 2007.
Mr. Batty is a member of Winston & Strawn’s Corporate Opinion Committee.
Publications & Speaking Engagements
Mr. Batty has written and lectured on numerous capital markets topics, including second lien intercreditor agreements, leveraged acquisitions, and legal opinions. He has frequently been a faculty member for the annual University of North Carolina School of Law Banking Institute seminar.