Glen J. Hettinger

Of Counsel
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 retired Senior Partner in the Dallas office.

He has a broad range of experience including representing public and private companies in accessing capital and doing public and private mergers, acquisitions, and other transactions

Glen has served on the board and audit committee of a public corporation and has counselled boards of directors and special committees on corporate governance, interested-party transactions, and fiduciary duties.

Glen is the former Head of the USA M&A and Securities practice for Norton Rose Fulbright.  Glen served on the elected USA Partnership Committee and Partner Review Committee.

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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
  • $1.8 billion sale of publicly traded money management / wealth management company to foreign based global financial services firm
  • $100 million investment by private equity firm in midstream oil and gas service company
  • 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 – 2023
  • 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 – 2022
  • Lawyer of the Year, Dallas: Securities / Capital Markets Law, Best Lawyers, 2015, 2017, 2021
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law, Best Lawyers, 2006 – 2024
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Best Lawyers, 2006 – 2024
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Best Lawyers, 2006, 2008 – 2024
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Securities Regulation, Best Lawyers, 2006, 2011 – 2024
  • Texas Super Lawyer, Securities & Corporate Finance, Thomson Reuters, 2006 – 2020, 2022
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2005, 2007 – 2009, 2013 – 2020
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2023
  • 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