John Owen Gwathmey

Troutman Pepper

Practice Area: M&A

BTI Client Service All Star History
  • 2011
  • 2019
All Star


“John Owen comes up with innovative solutions to problems.”
“He delivers high-quality work. ”
“He is equally invested in our solutions as we are.”


"Fundamental to our practice at Troutman Pepper is to partner with our clients and really understand their business. Most of the companies we represent are long-term clients of the firm who value advisors they know and trust to add value. We try to understand the goals and the obstacles that our clients face, so that we can help them attain those goals while at the same time managing their risks."

– John Owen Gwathmey


John Owen leverages his more than 30 years of experience to help his clients navigate complex issues around securities and corporate law. He focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, public and private securities offerings, federal securities laws (including compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act), corporate governance, and general corporate law.

John Owen regularly advises the boards of directors of Virginia corporations regarding their fiduciary duties under Virginia law and is actively involved on an ad hoc committee that monitors and proposes changes to the Virginia Stock Corporation Act.

John Owen serves as regular outside counsel to Fortune 500 biotech and industrial and manufacturing companies, advising them on a range of corporate, regulatory and governance matters. He also handles complex transactional work for large corporations, including the representation of public and private companies in connection with strategic joint ventures.

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