Darrell R. Windham

Austin Co-Managing Shareholder; Chair, Texas Corporate & Securities Practice
Austin,  TX  U.S.A.

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate & Securities
  • Emerging Technology
  • Private Equity
  • Life Sciences & Medical Technology
Contact InfoTelephone: 512.320.7273
Fax: 512.692.2869
University The University of Texas at Austin, B.B.A., Accounting, with highest honors, 1975
Law SchoolThe University of Texas School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1978
Admitted1978, Texas

Professional & Community Involvement

•Board Member, Austin Development Nature Conservancy
•Board of Visitors, McDonald Observatory and Astronomy
•Director, Austin Chapter of the College Football Hall of Fame Foundation
•Director, Austin Longhorn Club
•Director, Economic Development Corporation, Austin Chamber of Commerce
•Director, Longhorn Foundation
•Director, Texas Business Hall of Fame
•Director, Texas TriCities Chapter, National Association of Corporate Directors
•Member, American Bar Association, Business Law Section
•Member, Commission of 125
•Member, Knights of the Austin Symphony Orchestra Society
•Member, Men's Athletic Council
•Member, State Bar of Texas, Securities Law and Venture Capital Committees of the Business Law Section
•Member, The University of Texas at Austin Littlefield Society
•Member, Travis County Bar Association, Business and Technology Law Section
•President, Board of Trustees, Austin Museum of Art/Arthouse
•University of Texas System
•Executive Committee, Chancellor's Council
•Director, Friends of the University
•Former Chairman, El Paso Symphony Orchestra Association
•Former President and Lifetime Member, Sun Bowl Association Selection Committee
•Former Trustee and First Vice President, Austin Museum of Art
•Past Chairman and President, Ex-Student's Association
•Past Director, Gubernatorial Appointment, Venture Capital Committee of Texas


Darrell R. Windham is Co-Managing Shareholder of the firm's Austin office and Chair of the Texas Corporate & Securities Practice. He has more than 30 years of experience in all types of business and securities matters. Darrell's experience includes representing clients in mergers and acquisitions, financing transactions, and public and private securities offerings. He also advises clients on business start-ups and organizations, strategic alliances, joint ventures and other domestic and international business transactions, and securities law compliance. Darrell has served as lead counsel representing acquirers, sellers and issuers in hundreds of M&A transactions and securities offerings.

Areas of Concentration

•Mergers and acquisitions
•Private equity
•Securities, finance, capital markets and venture capital
•Technology (information technology, digital media and film, medical device, semiconductor and software)

Awards & Recognition

•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 1999-2015
•Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2009-2010, 2012-2014
•Team Member, Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc., one of America's Best Corporate Law Firms, 13th Annual Legal Industry Study, 2013
•Listed, Texas' Top Rated Lawyers, 2012
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Texas Super Lawyers, 2009
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5, 2006-2015

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Associated News & Events

Press Releases

11.09.15 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Speak at Association of Corporate Counsel Austin Chapter CLE Meeting
09.09.14 28 Greenberg Traurig Texas Attorneys Named 2015 Best Lawyers in America
05.28.14 Twelve Greenberg Traurig Texas Attorneys Included in 2014 Chambers USA Guide
05.23.14 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Included in 2014 Chambers USA Guide
10.22.13 Greenberg Traurig Receives 2013 Legacy of Justice Award
08.19.13 25 Greenberg Traurig Texas Attorneys Named 2014 Best Lawyers in America
06.10.13 Eleven Greenberg Traurig Texas Attorneys Included in Chambers USA Guide 2013
05.28.13 Chambers USA Guide 2013 Includes 171 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, 33 Practice Areas
12.19.12 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Present a Successful Panel on Post-Election Political Landscape
09.24.12 24 Greenberg Traurig Texas Attorneys Included in 2013 Edition of Best Lawyers in America

Published Articles

03.09.15 Keys To IP Collaborations With Universities: Part 3
10.20.14 Keys To IP Collaborations With Universities: Part 2
07.21.14 Keys To IP Collaborations With Universities: Part 1

Articles, Publications, & Lectures


•Co-Author, Keys To IP Collaborations With Universities: Part 3, Law360, March 9, 2015
•Co-Author, Keys To IP Collaborations With Universities: Part 2, Law360, October 20, 2014
•Featured, Dealmakers Q&A: Greenberg Traurig's Darrell Windham, Law360, July 25, 2014
•Co-Author, Keys To IP Collaborations With Universities: Part 1, Law360, July 21, 2014


Darrell is a frequent lecturer on topics related to M&A, securities and financing and other exit transactions, corporate governance and board duties issues, including these recent events/panels:
•Panelist/Speaker, Early Stage Start-up Resources - Planning Exit Strategies, IBM: Smarter Planet Summit
•Panelist, Startup to IP: Building for Success
•Moderator/Speaker, Executive Compensation Panel, NACD
•Speaker, From Startups to the IPO; Building for Success, Corporate Legal for the Startup Company, UT Austin, TX, October 14, 2011

Reported CasesSignificant Representations: Represented a semiconductor manufacturer owned by private equity firms in numerous transactions involving the purchase and sale of, strategic alliances with and investments in software and semi-conductor businesses and assets. Represented a publicly held medical device company in which the client was acquired by Blackstone Capital Partners V, L.P in a going private transaction. Total value of the transaction was more than $900 million, which at the time of the closing, represented the most ever paid for an Austin-based company. Transaction also involved public debt and senior secured debt offerings aggregating $600 million. Represented early-stage technology companies from organization through financing rounds and exit transactions. Represented a publicly held medical device company in connection with its initial public offering and a subsequent registered secondary public offering of common stock with aggregate offering proceeds of approximately $104 million. Represented a publicly held medical device company in two publicly registered stock acquisitions through mergers of two publicly held manufacturers of pain management, rehabilitation, fitness and sports performance products with aggregate purchase prices of approximately $500 million, which involved the issuance of the client'spublicly registered securities. Represented an energy exploration and production company in connection with a reorganization transaction involving the assignment of more than $100 million in oil and gas assets. Represented a private equity fund of funds in connection with its evaluation of and investment in more than 20 private equity and hedge funds and certain direct investments. The above representations were handled by Mr. Windham prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

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Darrell R. Windham

300 West 6th Street, Suite 2050
AustinTX 78701


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