Micah Kegley concentrates his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, securities law and general corporate matters. Mr. Kegley has represented acquirers, targets, special committees and private equity funds in significant transactions, including public and private acquisitions and divestitures, going-private transactions, auctions, public and private company tender offers, joint ventures and cross-border transactions. Mr. Kegley also advises companies on securities law and corporate governance matters.

Representative matters include:

  • Dynegy Inc. in a number of transactions, including:
    • its stock-for-stock merger with Vistra Energy to create a combined company with an enterprise value greater than $20 billion; and
    • its $3.3 billion acquisition of Engie’s U.S. fossil generation portfolio and Dynegy’s related $150 million sale of common stock to an affiliate of Energy Capital Partners;
  • The Advisory Board Company in its $2.6 billion sale of its health care business to OptumInsight, Inc. and its education business to affiliates of Vista Equity Partners LLC in response to Elliott Management’s activist campaign;
  • Centene Corporation in its:
    • acquisition of MHM Services, Inc., a national provider of health care services to state and local correctional facilities and other government agencies;
    • acquisition of Community Medical Group, an at-risk primary care provider serving Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and Health Insurance Marketplace patients in Miami-Dade County, Florida; and
    • investment in RxAdvance Corporation, a full-service pharmacy benefit manager;
  • TECO Energy, Inc. in its $10.4 billion sale to Emera Inc.;
  • Sprint Nextel Corporation in its $21.6 billion sale of a 78 percent stake to Softbank Corporation and its acquisition of the shares of Clearwire Corporation it did not already own;
  • Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, Inc. in its $325 million acquisition of Barteca Holdings, LLC, which operates the Barcelona Wine Bar and bartaco restaurant brands;
  • Gannett Co., Inc. in its unsolicited proposed, but terminated, acquisition of tronc, Inc. and Gannett’s related withhold campaign against tronc’s director nominees;
  • FCT Health Holdings, LLC, a medical services company, in its acquisition of Hospice Compassus;
  • Helmerich & Payne, Inc. in its acquisition of Motive Drilling Technologies, Inc.;
  • Privilege Underwriters, Inc. in its equity recapitalization with investments from funds managed by Stone Point Capital and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. and the Privilege Underwriters, Inc. management team; and XL Group plc’s minority investment in Privilege Underwriters, Inc.;
  • JLL Partners, Inc. in its acquisition of a majority interest in Aviation Technical Services, Inc.; and
  • Amherst Holdings, LLC in the combination of its broker-dealer business, Amherst Securities Group L.P., with Pierpont Securities Holdings LLC.



  • J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, 2011 (High Honors; Order of the Coif; Chancellors Honor Society; Articles Editor, Texas Law Review; Managing Editor, Texas Review of Law & Politics)
  • B.A., with distinction, University of Virginia, 2006


  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia


  • Law Clerk, Hon. Ed Carnes, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (2011-2012)

Micah Kegley