H. Watt Gregory III, a partner in Kutak Rock LLP’s Little Rock office, was honored at the UALR College of Science and Mathematics third annual Fribourgh Award Reception on Tuesday, March 27, in The Great Hall at the William J. Clinton Presidential Library.
The evening began with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by an awards ceremony to recognize Gregory as the 2012 Fribourgh Award recipient. The award is given to an individual in recognition of contributions to Arkansas through the disciplines of health, mathematics, and science found within the UALR College of Science and Mathematics (CSAM).
Contact Laura Beck, firstname.lastname@example.org or 501-569-3151, to make a donation. Proceeds from the event go to the CSAM Leadership Endowed Scholarship Fund that supports scholarships for undergraduate science and mathematics students at UALR.
Since 1969, Gregory’s practice has been concentrated in business development and finance, including handling initial public offerings and issuance of other equity and debt securities in the public markets, as well as providing lead counsel services in mergers and acquisitions of public and private companies and in handling private equity and venture capital-related financings involved in technology business development. He also provides corporate and securities guidance in the financial services and information technology industries. In the health care industry, he has been lead counsel in acquisitions and dispositions of publicly owned health care companies and private transactions involving nursing facilities, transitional hospitals, hospice and home health care agencies, institutional pharmacies and outpatient and rehabilitation therapy centers. In the biotechnology and life sciences industries, Gregory has represented emerging technology companies as well as venture capital and private equity funding sources in fields such as cancer, osteoporosis and other disease diagnostics and therapeutics, as well as in the food safety and animal husbandry industries. Additionally, he has represented issuers and broker-dealers in numerous private placements and initial public and secondary offerings of securities in many other industries.
Gregory is a member of the executive committee and immediate past chair of Accelerate Arkansas, a nonprofit initiative of business, professional, and educational leaders in Arkansas seeking to accelerate the growth of knowledge-based industries and infrastructure support in the state. Accelerate Arkansas has been responsible for the creation of several state-funded programs authorized by the Arkansas General Assembly to advance job creating research (Arkansas Research Alliance), support entrepreneurial mentorship (Innovate Arkansas) and provide early stage Arkansas technology companies with risk capital to validate and grow their businesses (Arkansas Risk Capital Matching Fund). He is a member of the executive committee of the Arkansas Venture Forum and served as co-chair of the 2004 Arkansas Venture Conference. In 2005 he was the recipient of the organization’s first Forum Award for Leadership and Support for Entrepreneurship in Arkansas.
He received an L.L.B. from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 1966 and a B.A. degree from Vanderbilt University in 1963. Gregory is a member of the American, Arkansas, and Pulaski County Bar Associations. He served on the Arkansas Arts Center board from 1990 to 1998 and chaired the Intellectual Property Law Section of the Arkansas Bar Association in 2002. He lives in Little Rock with his wife Nancy and their family of rescue dogs.
Dr. Jim Fribourgh
Dr. Jim Fribourgh & Watt Gregory III
Chancellor Joel Anderson, Chad Fitz, and Dean Gealt
Chancellor Joel Anderson, Watt Gregory III, and Lunsford Bridges
Watt Gregory III (2012 Recipient) & Jerry Adams (2011 Recipient)
Watt Gregory III - 2012 Recipient
Watt Gregory III & Family
Clinton Presidential Center Audience
2012 Fribourgh Award Volunteers (Thanks)
2012 Fribourgh Award