Ms Courtney Cochran Butler > Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP > Houston, United States > Lawyer Profile

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
600 TRAVIS, SUITE 4200
United States

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Courtney’s practice includes representing issuers and underwriters in public offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities. In addition, Courtney works with public and private companies in structuring and negotiating mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures and represents issuers and purchasers in private equity investments. Courtney also regularly works with public companies in connection with proxy and shareholder matters and advises public companies regarding securities law compliance and corporate governance and financial reporting matters, including compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank and the NYSE and NASDAQ listing rules.


  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Louisiana


  • JD, 2005, cum laude, Tulane University Law School, National Moot Court Team member, Certificate for Advanced Studies in Maritime Law, Tulane Maritime Law Journal, Senior Notes and Comments Editor
  • BBA, 2001, Marketing, The University of Texas

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Capital markets: equity offerings

A reliable team for sophisticated transactions’, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP’s underwriter-side practice impressed during 2018 with a run of high-profile engagements for major investment banks. The REITs, power, energy and retail sectors provide the bulk of instructions and sources say, ‘it really punches above its weight in its key areas’. In New York, group co-head Peter O’Brien, together with Christina Kwon, advised Credit Suisse Securities (USA) as placement agent on utility company NiSource’s $606m private placement. David Wright, who co-leads the group from Richmond, advised the lead underwriters on a $165m follow-on offering by Agree Realty Corporation. Susan Failla and Courtney Cochran Butler also co-lead the group from New York and Houston respectively.

United States > Finance > Capital markets: debt

Noted for its ‘depth in the energy space’, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP also ‘punches above its weight’ in the utilities and real estate spheres. The firm secured several high-profile mandates for issuers over the past year, which saw department co-head Susan Failla advising Philip Morris International on two notes offerings totaling €1bn. Peter O’Brien, who co-leads the capital markets practice, and Christina Kwon advised Duke Energy on several debt capital markets deals, including a $500m public offering. On the underwriter front, Houston-based Michael O’Leary acted for the underwriters on $2bn worth of senior notes offerings by Kinder Morgan. The group also benefits from the experience of Houston-based co-lead Courtney Cochran Butler and Richmond-based real estate capital markets head David Wright. Named attorneys are based in New York, unless otherwise stated.