Alexandra Clark Layfield

Professional Biography

Alexandra Layfield joined Jones Walker's Corporate & Securities Practice Group in 2008. Ms. Layfield's practice is exclusively transactional, concentrating principally on the areas of securities law, mergers and acquisitions, general corporate law and corporate governance matters. Alexandra Layfield is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group.

At Jones Walker, she leads the firm’s corporate, securities and executive compensation team. Alex serves as outside corporate and securities counsel for public companies, including acting as boardroom lawyer. She handles corporate finance transactions such as tender offers and public and private securities offerings of debt and equity, as well as mergers and acquisition transactions for public and private companies

Ms. Layfield's principal area of focus is counseling corporations on corporate governance matters and the related disclosure requirements of the securities laws and trading markets, including reviewing annual, quarterly, and current reports, proxy statements, and press releases, as well as representing issuers in a variety of corporate finance transactions, including tender offers, public and private securities offerings of debt and equity. She coordinates periodic review and compliance with internal company policies including insider trading policies, and ethics and business conduct policies, and also handles board and executive compensation matters for clients.

Alex coordinates periodic reviews of and compliance with internal company policies, including corporate governance guidelines, insider trading, and ethics and business conduct policies, and handles board and executive compensation matters, shareholder activism defense, and shareholder engagement. Alex also advises clients on general corporate law, including the new Louisiana Business Corporation Act.

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Alexandra Layfield leads Jones Walker’s  corporate, securities and executive compensation team, and she is a National Law Review Go-To Thought Leader for her articles on SEC updates and amendments to shareholder disclosure and approval requirements, proxy rules, and guidance related to needed updates to corporate governance documents including by-laws and anti-takeover protections.  Ms. Layfield’s extensive background really comes through in her timely analysis of corporate governance changes necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic.


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