Hunter Holliday is a partner in the firm’s Corporate Transactions & Securities Group and a member of the Global Services Task Force that assists with law firm relationships in foreign jurisdictions. Mr. Holliday served on the firm’s Hiring Committee for over five years and currently serves as the partner-in-charge of the firm’s mentoring program.
Mr. Holliday has significant experience in domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, strategic alliances and complex contract negotiations. Mr. Holliday represents both public and private companies in a wide variety of industries, including financial services, chemicals, technology, textiles, manufacturing, retail, security services, professional services, telecommunications and pharmaceuticals.
He also has extensive experience in the general corporate management of businesses, ranging from emerging growth to well-established businesses. He has experience with and often serves as lead outside general counsel, managing and coordinating the provision of all legal services provided by the firm to the client. Mr. Holliday also regularly represents financially distressed companies both prior to and during bankruptcy proceedings. Before attending law school, Mr. Holliday worked for a nonprofit organization and lived in Yugoslavia and China.
- Represents a number of U.S. and foreign companies in the financial services, chemicals, technology, textiles, manufacturing, new media and publishing, retail, security services, professional services, telecommunications and pharmaceuticals industries.
- Represents the world's third-largest UK chemical company in domestic and cross-border acquisitions and divestitures.
- Represents and serves as the client team leader for a Bermudian company (formerly a UK company) whose securities are traded on the London Stock Exchange and the NYSE on various corporate matters, acquisitions and divestitures, including the complex sale of the company's 401(k) recordkeeping business to Merrill Lynch.
- Counsel to a global manufacturing company through its bankruptcy and sale of its restructured business to a multibillion-dollar West Coast private equity firm.
- Counsel to a professional services firm in series of regional acquisitions to increase its U.S. footprint.
- Lead North American counsel in connection with the $9 billion acquisition of British Petroleum's global olefins and derivatives businesses.
- Lead counsel for a UK-based (London Stock Exchange) global security services company in multiple U.S. acquisitions of technology, manufacturing and services companies.
- North American counsel in connection with the reorganization and disposition of a global parking solutions provider.
- Lead counsel in connection with the merger of a jointly owned refinery infrastructure project in Europe with a global integrated energy company.
- Lead counsel in the formation of a North American styrene joint venture with a publicly traded (NYSE) Canadian-based chemical company, and in the combination of a North American joint venture with a European joint venture formed in 2005 between the same parties to form a new fully-integrated joint venture recognized as a global leader in styrene and styrenic polymers.
- Lead U.S. counsel for the complex cross-border formation of a global polylustran joint venture with a German-based chemical conglomerate.
- Lead counsel for a Japan-based (Tokyo Stock Exchange) global telecommunications company in a series of venture investments in a U.S. telecommunications components manufacturer.
- Lead counsel for the complex multijurisdictional acquisition of a resins business through U.S. and EU competition-related divestiture proceedings.
- Lead counsel for the acquisition of a research and technology company with a global intellectual property portfolio related to alternative energy.
- Member of the core legal team that represented Cingular Wireless LLC in its 2005 divestiture of a network infrastructure joint venture with T-Mobile USA for $2.5 billion in connection with Cingular's $41 billion acquisition of AT&T Wireless Services Inc.
- Serves as general outside counsel to a New York-based textile manufacturer with operations in the United States, China and India.
- In 2002-2003, served on the team that assisted with the Bankruptcy Examiner’s investigation of Enron and its officers and directors. Analyzed complex structured finance transactions and the roles of third parties in such transactions.
U.S. contributor to Investing Across Borders published by the World Bank Group.
"M&A Outlook 2009: Deal Certainty in Uncertain Times," Financier Worldwide, Issue 73, January 2009.
"US Regulation of Sovereign Wealth Funds: Seeking the Right Balance," Financier Worldwide, Issue 66, June 2008.
Executive and Director Compensation: Understanding the New Disclosure Requirements
Hunter Holliday, Paul Nozick, Mike Stevens and Laura Thatcher of Alston & Bird discuss the SEC's amendemnts of S-K Item 402. To view the presentation, click here
August 31, 2006
- Board of directors of City of Refuge, a redemptive housing, food, education and work training center in Atlanta.
- 2010 Corporate Patron Committee for Benefits of Laughter gala raising financial aid for clients of Skyland Trail, a nationally recognized, non-profit treatment center for mental illness.
- From 1992 through 2002, served on the board of directors of Bethany Christian Services, an international adoption agency.
- Mr. Holliday received his J.D. in 1992 from Vanderbilt University, where he was an associate editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review and recipient of the K. Harlan Dodson Award.
- He received a B.B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Texas at Austin in 1983, where he majored in finance and was an Endowed Presidential Scholar.