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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
2300 N. Field Street
Suite 1800
Dallas, TX 75201-2481
United States
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Work Department

Partner; Capital Markets


Garrett DeVries has led public equity and debt offerings, private placements, and mergers and acquisitions in a wide range of industries, including energy, retail, restaurants, infrastructure, manufacturing, aviation and finance, for more than 25 years.

He has extensive experience in public offerings and private placements of debt and equity securities, including initial public offerings and Rule 144A offerings.  He also regularly advises public companies and investors on securities law compliance and exemptions, SEC reporting issues, securities exchange compliance, shareholder relations and communication and other corporate governance matters.  He serves as the co-head of the firm’s Capital Markets practice.

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Member, Akin Gump’s Retirement Committee.


B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology, with highest honors, 1991; J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 1994

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Capital markets: debt offerings

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP remains best known for its work in the energy sector with strong capital markets specialists in Houston and Dallas, though with the further growth of the New York office it is developing its spread of engagements across a number of industries, most notably through New York partner Rosa A. Testani. The capital markets group has a particularly strong record in high-yield debt and in transactions linked to refinancings, liability management and corporate restructuring exercises. Houston partner John Goodgame is co-head of the securities practice and an experienced figure in energy sector capital markets offerings, including those by master limited partnerships (MLPs). Dallas partners Garrett DeVries and Seth Molay are also key names, along with Christine B LaFollette in Houston.

United States > Finance > Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is noted for high-yield debt offerings linked to acquisition financings for M&A and private equity transactions. The firm’s traditions in the energy sector also bring it a number of high-yield debt engagements, as does its prominence in restructurings. Entertainment is another key sector for the team. Houston partner Christopher Centrich is experienced in high-yield debt offerings in the energy sector. Dallas partners Garrett DeVries and Alan Laves are also key names, along with New York’s Rosa A. Testani.