Barret Jackson Nye

Barret Jackson Nye

Associate, Capital Markets


Jackson Nye represents issuers and underwriters in complex, high-profile equity and debt offerings, both in the U.S. and internationally. His transactional work includes advising on initial public offerings, follow-on equity offerings, high-yield debt offerings, debt exchange offers, and tender offers and consent solicitations.

Notable transactions include:

  • Rivian Automotive’s $11.9 billion IPO;
  • SmileDirectClub’s $1.3 billion IPO;
  • Zeta Global’s $215 million IPO;
  • Casper Sleep’s $100 million IPO;
  • Vertex’s $462 million IPO;
  • Riskified’s $422 million IPO;
  • Gain Therapeutics’ $46 million IPO;
  • Clearwater Analytics’ $610 million IPO;
  • Squarespace’s direct listing;
  • FaZe Clan’s de-SPAC IPO;
  • SIGNA Sports United’s de-SPAC IPO;
  • BlackRock’s $13.3 billion secondary offering;
  • Royal Caribbean Cruises in over $2 billion of secondary offerings;
  • Invesco Mortgage Capital in over $550 million of secondary offerings;
  • Party City Holdco’s restructuring, which delevered Party City’s balance sheet and raised new capital through a concurrent exchange offer, consent solicitation and rights offering, including a concurrent offering of high-yield notes by an operating unrestricted subsidiary;
  • Royal Caribbean Cruises in over $7.5 billion of debt offerings, including senior notes, secured notes, guaranteed notes and convertible notes; and
  • BlackRock in over $3 billion of senior notes offerings.

Mr. Nye’s broader corporate practice includes advising on corporate governance issues, periodic and current filings with the SEC, and satisfying requirements set forth by the NYSE and Nasdaq.

Mr. Nye serves on Skadden’s Recruiting Committee and is actively involved in the firm’s corporate training program.

Outside of his legal practice, Mr. Nye has lectured on IPOs and venture capital exit options at Columbia Law School. During law school and business school, he worked with the Duke Angel Network, where he sourced, screened, conducted diligence on and executed early-stage investments in Duke-affiliated startups in connection with a venture capital investment platform and co-investment fund affiliated with Duke University (i.e., the Duke Innovation Fund). In addition, he provided ongoing support and advice to portfolio companies.



  • LL.M., Duke Law School, 2018 (cum laude)
  • LL.M., Duke Law School, 2016 (cum laude)
  • J.D., Duke Law School, 2016 (cum laude; Staff Editor, Duke Law Journal)
  • M.B.A., Duke University, 2018
  • B.A., Baylor University, 2013 (summa cum laude)


  • New York

Barret Jackson Nye

Associate, Capital Markets