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Gettles-Atwa, Kathryn
Counsel, Corporate
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Kathryn Gettles-Atwa is counsel in the Corporate Department at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.  Her practice focuses on the securities law aspects of corporate finance, and she has advised a wide range of clients on initial public offerings, public and private debt and equity offerings, exchange offers, tender offers, ongoing reporting requirements and other issues related to securities law matters, including in relation to mergers and acquisitions and spin-offs. 

Her recent representations include:

United Technologies in over $10,000,000,000 of its public notes offerings

Santander Holdings USA in $5 billion of public and private offerings of senior notes

Santander Bank, N.A. in its cash tender offer for $1 billion of notes

Triumph Bancorp in its public offering of subordinated notes

The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited in its initial public offering 

LegacyTexas Financial Group in the reopening of its $75 million offering of Fixed-to-Floating Rate Subordinated Notes due 2025

Intelsat in its exchange offer and consent solicitation of its 6.625% senior notes due 2022 

Intelsat in its private placement of $490 million of 9.5% senior secured notes due 2022 to finance its outstanding tender offer

Rayonier Advanced Materials in its $150 million offering of mandatory convertible preferred stock

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated in its public offering of $1 billion of senior notes

United Technologies in its public offerings of approximately €3 billion of notes listed on the NYSE

Square in its initial public offering

Match Group in its initial public offering

LegacyTexas Financial Group in its public offering of subordinated notes

WestRock Company in connection with its filing of a Form 10 Registration Statement for Ingevity Corporation spinoff

The J. M. Smucker Company in connection with the secondary offerings of over 13 million shares of common stock by Blue Holdings I, L.P.

Expedia in its €650 million public notes offering in connection with its proposed acquisition of Orbitz

Apollo and Noranda Aluminum Holding Corporation in more than $90 million in secondary offerings of shares of Noranda by Apollo

United Technologies in its public remarketing of $1.1 billion junior subordinated notes and the public offering of its $850 million senior notes

Banc of California in its $100 million preferred stock and $175 senior notes offerings

WP Glimcher in its issuance of $250 million of its $3.850% senior notes due 2020

The J. M. Smucker Company in its $3.65 billion senior notes issuance in connection with its acquisition of Big Heart Pet brands and subsequent notes exchange offer

Lincoln National Corporation in its $300 million public offering of senior notes

TD Ameritrade in its $750 million public offering of senior notes

Dollar Tree in its $3.25 billion senior notes issuance in connection with its acquisition of Family Dollar

Santander Bank in its $1 billion offering of fixed and floating rate senior notes

Constellium N.V. in its private senior notes offerings and public secondary offerings of shares held by Apollo Management

Walgreen Co. and Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. in their $8 billion, £700 million and €750 million underwritten public notes offerings of Walgreens Boots Alliance

Sears Holdings Corporation in its public rights offering of notes and warrants 

TD Ameritrade in its $500 million public offering of senior notes

Keysight Technologies in its $1.1 billion private offering of senior notes in connection with the separation of Keysight and Agilent Technologies

Santander Consumer USA Holdings in connection with the $188 million secondary offering of common stock by Sponsor Auto Finance Holdings Series

Expedia in its $500 million senior notes offering

Mallinckrodt plc in its $900 million private offering of senior notes in connection with its $5.6 billion acquisition of Questcor Pharmaceuticals

Rayonier Advanced Materials in its $550 million private offering of senior notes in connection with the separation of Rayonier Advanced Materials and Rayonier

Banc of California in its common stock and tangible equity units offerings in connection with its $1.1 billion acquisition of 20 branch locations from Banco Popular

Kathryn received her B.A. (1994), her M.A. (1997) and her J.D. (2001) from New York University, where she served as executive editor of the Journal of Legislation and Public Policy.

Kathryn is a member of the American Bar Association and the New York City Bar Association.