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About Will

Will Barnard represents clients primarily in the power and utility sector on a broad range of corporate transactions, securities and governance matters. He advises companies on mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and financings as well as federal securities laws and stock exchange requirements.  He also has experience advising private equity sponsors with respect to fundraisings.

While in law school, Will interned for the Securities and Exchange Commission and for the Rhode Island Attorney General. Prior to practicing law, Will was an investment banker specializing in M&A and private placements and worked at a global asset management firm.

Experience

Recent Notable Matters

City of New York, New York —  co-underwriter’s counsel in connection with the issuance of $1.2 billion aggregate principal amount of General Obligation Bonds of the City of New York, NY, Fiscal 2019 Series D, Subseries D-1 through D-4 and, $154.530 million aggregate principal amount of remarketed Fiscal 2008 Series J, Subseries J-3 and J-11 Bonds, dated December 18, 2018, which consisted of $700 million aggregate principal amount of Series D, Subseries D-1 tax-exempt fixed rate serial bonds issued for capital purposes; $223.255 million aggregate principal amount of Series D, Subseries D-2 taxable fixed rate serial bonds issued for capital purposes; $126.745 million aggregate principal amount of Series D, Subseries D-3 taxable fixed rate serial bonds issued for capital purposes; $150 million aggregate principal amount of Series D, Subseries D-4 tax-exempt adjustable rate term bonds issued for capital purposes; and $154.530 million aggregate principal amount of remarketed Fiscal 2008 Series J, Subseries J-3 and J-11 Bonds

NRG Retail LLC — agreement to acquire 100 percent of the membership interests in XOOM Energy Global Holdings, LLC

Fortune 500 company — $1.1 billion acquisition of an animal health distribution company; $715 million divestiture of a medical distribution business*

Publicly traded banks — $140 million sale of a publicly traded bank; $40 million bank acquisition*

Privately held bank — $183 million sale of a private bank*

Private equity sponsors — formation and financing of multiple funds*

Small cap technology company — three rounds of private placements*

* Work completed prior to Bracewell

Credentials

Education

Washington University School of Law in St. Louis,
J.D.
2013
cum laude
Brown University,
B.A.
2004

Bar Admissions

New York
Minnesota

News

Noteworthy

Noteworthy

Securities Exchange Commission, Los Angeles
SEC Honors Intern
Rhode Island Attorney General
Intern