Fern S. Watts
Fern S. Watts is an attorney specializing in corporate and securities law, and she has served clients by providing both legal and business advice as external as well as internal counsel. Ms. Watts is engaged in private practice in Miami, Florida representing businesses and entrepreneurs in connection with private placements, acquisitions, debt financings and other business transactions. From 2007 until 2009, Ms. Watts was General Counsel of MGM International Group, a privately held developer of carbon emission reduction projects, where she was responsible for worldwide legal operations and provided legal and business advice to senior management. From 2004 until 2005, Ms. Watts was Chief Legal Officer of Terremark Worldwide, Inc., a provider of managed information technology solutions, which, during her tenure, was publicly traded. Previously, Ms. Watts was a Shareholder for ten years in the Miami office of Greenberg Traurig, P.A., specializing in representing public and private companies in numerous types of corporate and finance transactions. Ms. Watts began her legal career at corporate law firms in New York City. She received her B.A. in Linguistics from Barnard College, Columbia University, and her J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Ms. Watts’ experience as internal counsel for both publicly and privately held companies as well as her extensive experience in securities law, mergers and acquisitions and financings are valuable in the Board’s oversight of securities law compliance and its evaluation of future business and financing opportunities.