Curt Hearn is the practice group leader of the Corporate & Securities Practice Group at the New Orleans law firm of Jones Walker, and he has handled numerous mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures, as well as capital-raising transactions, for a variety of publicly traded and privately held companies, as well as representing private equity and venture capital firms. In the past, Mr. Hearn represented several large bank holding companies in Louisiana. More recently, his practice has extended into representing companies in the energy, energy service, transportation, logistics, and manufacturing sectors. Mr. Hearn is ranked in the first band (top tier) in the area of Corporate/M&A in the 2011 edition of "Chambers USA – America's Leading Lawyers for Business."
Mr. Hearn also provides corporate and boardroom advice to a variety of public and private companies, including compliance with US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) disclosure laws and Sarbanes-Oxley; preparing proxy materials and rendering advice in proxy contests; implementing anti-takeover defenses, including stockholder rights plans; drafting contracts; and advising clients on corporate governance matters.
Mr. Hearn received his JD from The George Washington University in 1979, with honors, and is admitted to practice in Louisiana, Pennsylvania, and Texas.