Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (Band 2)Northern California
Corporate/M&A (Band 3)California
Corporate/M&A: Venture Capital (Band 1)Nationwide
Investment Funds: Venture Capital (Band 1)
Practice Areas: Represents technology companies in US and cross-border M&A, public offerings, private placements, proxy contests and joint ventures. Specializes in counseling boards on corporate governance issues and special investigations. From July 2002 (passage of Sarbanes law) to April 1, 2011, completed more issuer-side technology IPOs than any other lawyer in the United States.
Career: Represented Atheros in 3.5B sale to Qualcomm (pending as of April 1, 2011) and Techwell in a $390 million sale to Intersil.
Personal: JD, Harvard Law School (cum laude), 1981. MA, Harvard University (public policy), 1981. BA, Stanford University (phi beta kappa, with distinction), 1977.