Whit Roberts


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Whit Roberts focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, as well as corporate finance and joint venture transactions.

Whit represents public and private companies, special committees, and financial advisors in asset sales, stock sales, and mergers―including going-private transactions, spin-offs, and sales of divisions.

Whit routinely advises clients on debt and equity financings, and he counsels on SEC compliance and other corporate governance matters. His clients―who he has represented in initial public offerings, follow-on public offerings, and other strategic commercial transactions―span a wide range of industries, including technology-enabled services, electronics manufacturing, hospitality, real estate services, healthcare, and oilfield services.


Honors & Awards

  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® for Mergers & Acquisitions Law (2020-2024) and Corporate Law (2015-2024) in Dallas, TX; Whit has been listed in Best Lawyers® since 2015
  • Named to the “Best Lawyers in Dallas,” D Magazine (2016-2021)
  • Recognized by Super Lawyers® Texas, Securities & Corporate Finance (2004, 2019-2021)
  • Recognized as a “Texas Trailblazer,” Texas Lawyer (2020)


Bar Admissions

  • Texas


  • The University of Texas, J.D.
  • University of Kent at Canterbury - England, Master's Degree Candidate in Political Theory
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.A.: Plan II Honors Program and English Honors Program

Professional Activities


  • Member, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Member, Dallas Bar Foundation
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Member, Tocqueville Society of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas
  • Former Executive Committee member of the Board of Directors, Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Dallas Citizens Council
  • Board of Governors, Dallas Symphony Orchestra
  • Member of Executive Committee of the Advisory Board of ACT (Advocates for Community Transformation)
  • Life Member, University of Texas College of Liberal Arts Advisory Council

Speaking Engagaments

  • Speaker, “RR: Employers’ Legal Considerations,” Dallas Regional Chamber Webinar (June 2, 2020)
  • Speaker, “Why Board Diversity Matters: From Multiple Perspectives,” SMU 2019 Corporate Counsel Symposium (October 18, 2019)
  • Speaker, “Stewarding Corporate Information in the Social Media Age and Workplace Privacy Issues,” Association of Corporate Counsel - DFW Chapter (October 16, 2019)
  • Speaker, “Pay Ratio Disclosure and Other Executive and Director Compensation Issues,” 25th Anniversary SMU Corporate Counsel Symposium (October 20, 2017)
  • Advance Research Chemicals, Inc. in its sale to Inhance Technologies, LLC
  • Jon Shanahan (Founder, CEO, and a Shareholder of Businessolver) in a strategic investment from Stone Point Capital
  • Solutions by Text in its growth investment from Edison Partners with participation from Stifel Venture Bank
  • DECA Dental CEO and Founder Dr. Sulman Ahmed in a strategic investment in DECA Dental from funds managed by Blackstone Tactical Opportunities
  • Formulife in an investment from Satori Capital

Press Releases

In the News

The Texas Lawbook: Three Law Firms, Extraordinary Growth — The LA Connection

June 12, 2023

Global Legal Chronicle: PW Consortium’s US$1.84 Billion Merger With PureWest Energy

June 6, 2023

The Texas Lawbook: PureWest Energy Closes Merger with Family Offices, Financial Institutions for US$1.84B

June 1, 2023

The Deal: Fortress, Petro-Hunt Group Buys Gas Producer Purewest

June 1, 2023

The Texas Lawbook: Texas M&A in 2022: ‘Halting, Cautious…and Busy’

January 20, 2023

Southeast Texas Record: O’Melveny Represents Amplifi Group in Strategic Investment from Source Capital

July 13, 2022

Global Legal Chronicle: Source Capital’s Investment in Amplifi Group

July 13, 2022

Law360: O’Melveny Hires 6th Partner From Locke Lord In Texas

April 26, 2022

The Texas Lawbook: Capital Markets Pro Michelle Earley Jumps to O’Melveny

April 25, 2022

Texas Lawyer: O’Melveny Continues Texas Expansion With Locke Lord Partner in Austin

April 25, 2022

Dallas Business Journal: Local Corporate and Private Equity M&A lawyers Switch Firms, Talk How to Get Deals Done

February 7, 2022

The Texas Lawbook: Locke Lord Corporate Team in Dallas Departs for O’Melveny

January 19, 2022

Law360: O’Melveny Nabs 5-Partner Locke Lord Team in Dallas

January 19, 2022

Bloomberg Law: O’Melveny Grows Dallas Footprint With Five Locke Lord Partners

January 19, 2022

Reuters: O’Melveny Swipes Five-Partner Locke Lord Team in Further Texas Expansion

January 19, 2022

Texas Lawyer: O’Melveny Continues Texas Hiring With Five Locke Lord Corporate Partners

January 19, 2022