Overview

Ted has represented clients in a number of complex corporate matters, including going-private transactions, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, growth equity investments and securities offerings. With over 15 years of relevant experience, Ted is able to draw on his diverse background in law and business to offer practical and customized solutions to meet each transaction's unique goals. He has been engaged by strategic and financial buyers in a variety of public and private transactions, including in the bankruptcy or distressed sale context. In addition, he regularly advises publicly traded corporations on a range of general corporate and securities law matters, including Exchange Act periodic reporting and disclosure issues, corporate governance best practices, fiduciary duties and stock exchange listing requirements.

Ted has represented some of the world’s leading private equity firms, including Thoma Bravo, Oaktree Capital, Madison Dearborn Partners, H.I.G. Capital and CHS Capital. He has also represented a renowned group of public companies and strategic investors including Kellogg Company, Walgreens, Hanesbrands, Boeing, General Motors and BlueCross BlueShield Association, among others.

Ted is also actively involved in charitable organizations and a frequent speaker. He serves in a governing capacity to The Brookfield Zoo and other community based organizations, and regularly acts as a guest lecturer, including on behalf of the Practising Law Institute.

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Thought Leadership

Publications 

SEC Proposes Rules Impacting Widely Held Portfolio Companies, with Robert M. Hayward, Kirkland Private Equity Newsletter, January 2015

Exchanges Propose Compensation Committee Independence and Related Rules, with Robert M. Hayward, P.C., K&E Alert, October 2012

Stock Exchanges Propose Compensation Committee Independence and Related Rules, with Robert M. Hayward, P.C., Kirkland Private Equity Newsletter, September 2012

SEC Adopts Final Compensation Committee Independence and Related Rules, with Carol Anne Huff, Robert M. Hayward, P.C. and Robert E. Goedert, K&E Alert, June 2012

Update on Dodd-Frank Corporate Governance Rulemaking, with Robert M. Hayward, P.C., Kirkland Governance Watch, October 2011

SEC Proposes Compensation Committee Independence and Related Rules, with Robert M. Hayward, P.C. and Robert E. Goedert, Kirkland Governance Watch, April 2011

SEC Adopts Final Rules Facilitating Shareholder Proxy Access, with Thomas W. Christopher, Mark D. Director, Robert M. Hayward P.C., Andrew M. Herman, James S. Rowe, George P. Stamas P.C., and Daniel E. Wolf, Kirkland Governance Watch, September 2010

The Dodd-Frank Act is Now Law...A Flurry of New Governance Regulations to Come, with Mark D. Director, Robert M. Hayward P.C., Scott D. Price, and Daniel E. Wolf, Kirkland Governance Watch, July 2010

Dodd-Frank Act Affects Private Fund Managers and Investors, with Omar R. Akbar, Edwin S. del Hierro, P.C., Robert M. Hayward P.C., Brendan P. Herron, Scott A. Moehrke P.C., Nabil Sabki, Robert H. Sutton, and Josh Westerholm, Kirkland Private Equity Newsletter, July 2010

What the Dodd-Frank Act Means for You, with Mark D. Director, Robert M. Hayward, P.C., Scott D. Price and Daniel E. Wolf, Kirkland Governance Watch, July 2010

Bah Humbug! SEC Expands Risk, Compensation and Corporate Governance Disclosures for 2010 Proxy Season, with Robert M. Hayward, P.C., Kirkland Governance Watch, December 2009

Kirkland Governance Watch, with Robert M. Hayward, P.C., Carol Anne Huff, Daniel E. Wolf, and Sarah B. Gabriel, August 2009

What Every Compensation Committee Should Be Considering Now, with Robert M. Hayward, Kirkland M&A Update, November 2008

Compensation Discussion and Analysis, with Robert M. Hayward, Chapter 3 to A Practical Guide to SEC Proxy and Compensation Rules, Aspen Publishers, August 2007

The New Compensation Discussion and Analysis, with Robert M. Hayward, Insights, November 2006

The SEC's New Compensation Disclosure Rules, with Robert M. Hayward, Carol Anne Huff, Mark D. Director, Andrew E. Nagel, Christian O. Nagler and Jeffrey D. Symons, Merrill Corporation, October 2006

SEC Adopts Sweeping Revisions to Executive and Director Compensation and Related Party Transaction Disclosure Rules, with Robert M. Hayward, Carol Anne Huff, Mark D. Director, Andrew E. Nagel, Christian O. Nagler and Jeffrey D. Symons, K&E Alert, September 2006

Earnouts Raise Issues Over Control, with Gerald T. Nowak and Matthew J. Nolan, National Law Journal, November 7, 2005

Seminars

Understanding the Securities Laws, Practising Law Institute, Panelist, 2012–2016

Inside M&A Trends, Georgeson, Panelist, 2014

Anatomy of a Venture Capital Deal, West Legal Education, Panelist, 2013

Private Company M&A, West Legal Education, Panelist, 2013

Memberships & Affiliations

Certified Public Accountant (Registered, Illinois)

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2002Illinois

Education

  • University of Illinois College of LawJ.D.summa cum laude2002
    Order of the Coif
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignB.S., Accountingcum laude1997