Glen J. Hettinger

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

United States
T:+1 214 855 7444
United States
T:+1 214 855 7444
Glen J. Hettinger

Glen J. Hettinger


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Glen Hettinger is a partner in the Dallas office. He has a broad range of experience including representing public and private companies in accessing capital and effecting mergers and acquisitions. Glen has served on the board and audit committee of a public corporation and has counselled boards of directors on corporate governance, interested-party transactions, and fiduciary duties.

Glen is the former Head of the USA M&A and Securities practice.

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JD, Columbia University School of Law, 1984
BA, magna cum laude, East Asian History; High Honors, University Honors Program, Brigham Young University, 1981

While in law school, Glen was editor of the Columbia Law Review and a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He was admitted to practice in the state of Texas in 1984.

  • Texas State Bar
  • IPO of New York Stock Exchange-listed exploration and production company
  • Restructuring $3.5 billion of debt and merging a publicly traded media services company in an unprecedented dual prepackaged bankruptcy - TMA Megadeal of the year (2013)
  • Toehold investment by major Texas-based private company in publicly traded exploration and production company
  • Sale of oil and gas properties to New York Stock Exchange listed exploration and production company for cash and stock valued at $1.5 billion
  • New York Stock Exchange-listed company in restructuring $9.1 billion of indebtedness through Chapter 11
  • Out-of-court restructuring of $110 million of publicly traded debt and equity of telecommunications provider
  • Two privately owned banks in sales to publicly traded financial service companies
  • Disposition by New York Stock Exchange-listed gaming company of all of its UK operations in a cash deal
  • Microcap retailer traded on Nasdaq in merger agreement with a private equity firm
  • Acquisition by oilfield services firm of wireline assets in a privately negotiated transaction
  • New York Stock Exchange-listed financial services company in a $600 million recapitalization
  • Cash and stock acquisition of a privately held trust company by a New York Stock Exchange-listed mutual fund complex
  • Major stockholder in a proxy contest with a New York Stock Exchange-listed hospitality company
  • Multiple New York Stock Exchange companies in spin offs from parent companies
  • New York Stock Exchange-listed company in purchasing substantially all the assets of a Nasdaq listed company in an UCC Article 9 sale
  • General Counsel of a New York Stock Exchange-listed company in connection with Sarbanes-Oxley Section 307 "up the ladder" reporting issues
  • High-yield debt issuances under Rule 144A for public and private entities
  • More than half a dozen strategic acquisitions for New York Stock Exchange-listed information technology company
  • Casino operator in its joint venture development in North San Diego County, California
  • NASDAQ National Market-listed company in a $250 million leveraged repurchase of a 43% interest from a controlling family
  • Issuers and capital sources in private equity, venture capital, and mezzanine financings
  • $500 million initial public offering of an asset management company
  • Sale of publicly traded gaming company for $1.4 billion
  • Acquisition of major lottery company in a public tender offer for $300 million
  • Self-tender offer of $100 million of publicly traded debt for New York Stock Exchange listed company
  • Officers, directors and committees involved in internal investigations
  • Special committees in interested-party transactions
  • Developed charters and compliance structures for New York Stock Exchange-listed companies post-Sarbanes-Oxley
  • Chambers USA, Texas: Corporate / M&A, Chambers and Partners, 2007 – 2022
  • Acritas Star, Acritas, 2019 – 2021
  • Texas Top Rated Lawyer, LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, 2013 – 2014
  • Legal 500 US, Leading Lawyer, M&A: Middle-Market ($500m-999m), The Legal 500, 2019 – 2020, 2022
  • Legal 500 US, Recommended Lawyer, M&A: Middle-Market ($500m - 999m), The Legal 500, 2013 – 2016, 2019 – 2021
  • Lawyer of the Year, Dallas: Securities / Capital Markets Law, Best Lawyers, 2015, 2017, 2021
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law, Best Lawyers, 2006 – 2022
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Best Lawyers, 2006 – 2022
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Best Lawyers, 2006, 2008 – 2022
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Securities Regulation, Best Lawyers, 2006, 2011 – 2022
  • Best Lawyers - Corporate Law, Best Lawyers, 2022
  • Best Lawyers - Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Best Lawyers, 2022
  • Best Lawyers - Securities Regulation, Best Lawyers, 2022
  • Best Lawyers - Securities / Capital Markets Law, Best Lawyers, 2022
  • Texas Super Lawyer, Securities & Corporate Finance, Thomson Reuters, 2006 – 2020
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2005, 2007 – 2009, 2013 – 2020
  • Co-author with Marilyn Mooney and Steven Suzzan, "Mergers & Acquisitions," Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Overview, May 2, 2007
  • Co-author with Harva Dockery, "Option Dating Practices: An Outline of Issues," 14th Annual Corporate Counsel Symposium, SMU (Southern Methodist University) Law Review Association, October 2006
  • "New Rules on Communicating About Offerings," Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Corporate Update, January 24, 2006
  • Co-author with M. Sales and M. Tankersley, "Duties of Directors and Corporate Counsel: Recent Developments," 11 The Corporate Analyst, 14, May 1999
  • Co-author with L. Ginsburg, "The Legacy of Commissioner Shad's 'Hobnail Boots' (Or the Commission Continues the Assault on Insider Trading)," Securities Regulation, March 1991
  • "Due Process in Preliminary Proceedings Under RICO and CCE," 83 Columbia Law Review 2068, December 1983
  • Speaker, Continuing Legal Education programs for the University of Houston, The University of Texas, and Southern Methodist University 
  • Dallas Bar Association
    • Corporate Counsel Section - Past Chairman
  • Korean
  • Spanish