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Languages spoken: German

Practice areas


  1. Securities Offerings: 30%
    21 years
  2. Venture Capital: 30%
    21 years
  3. Mergers & Acquisitions: 30%
    21 years
  4. Corporate & Incorporation: 10%
    21 years

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Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

650 Town Center Drive
4th Floor
Costa Mesa, CA, 92626


GAInactive Member in Good Standing 199511/07/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
OC's Top Attorneys - CorporateOC Metro Magazine2014
OC's Top 5 Attorneys -- CorporateOC Metro Magazine2013
OC's Top 5 attorneys -- CorporateOC Metro Magazine2012
OC's Top 5 Attorneys - M&A and CorporateOC Metro Magazine2011
OC's Top 5 Attorneys - M&A and CorporateOC Metro Magazine2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerSheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton2015 - Present
PartnerJones Day2010 - 2015
PartnerBingham McCutchen2008 - 2010
PartnerMorrison & Foerster2005 - 2008
AssociateMorrison & Foerster1998 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
OCTANE Foundation for InnovationDirector2008 - 2009
DonateGames.orgDirector2008 - 2010
J. Reuben Clark Law SocietyDirector2008 - 2011
TheCorporateCounsel.netAdvisory Board2007 - 2011
Publication nameTitleDate
Hedge Fund Law ReportRegistered Direct Offerings (quoted)2010
Daily JournalInsider Trading: The Next Market Scandal?2008
TheCorporateCounsel.netPro or Troll: Rule 10b5-1 Plans2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Vanderbilt UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Brigham Young UniversityInternational Relations; GermanBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Securities Law Series 2015Going Private2015
Securities Law Series 2015Public Company Reporting Obligations2015
SEC Conference 2015SEC Hot Topics2015
Private Company M&A Boot CampM&A Process and deal documents2015
Alternative Investments Series 2015Investing in a Venture Capital Fund2015
Securities Law SeriesGoing Private2014
SEC Conference 2014 - Laguna NiguelSEC Comment Process2014
Private Company M&A BootcampM&A Process2014
Introduction to Venture CapitalInvesting in a VC Fund2014
SEC Reporting Conference - San JoseSEC Comment Process2013
SEC Reporting Conference - PhoenixSEC Comment Process2013
M&A Bootcamp 2013M&A Process2013
SEC Year-End Conference - PhoenixSEC Comment Process2012
SEC Conference 2012: An Accounting & Reporting Update for Public CompaniesSEC Comment Process2012
Private Company M&A BootcampM&A Process2012
2012 SEC Year-End Conference - San JoseSEC Comment Process2012
JD UniversityCorporate Governance after Dodd-Frank2011
UCI Law School corporate practice seminarAnatomy of a Deal2010
RR Donnelly Registered Direct WorkshopRegistered Direct Offerings2010
B.Riley Investor ConferenceRegistered Directs and other Innovative Capital Raising Tools for Public Companies2010
TechAmerica AeA Financial ConferenceRegistered Direct Offerings2009
FundingPost Venture Capital and Angel Investing ConferenceVenture Capital Investing2009
Inside TrackD&O Questionnaires - Keeping Current2007
UCI Institute for Corporate GovernanceCorporate Governance Basics2006
Corporate Governance UpdateLatest Developments in Corporate Governance2006
Corporate Governance for Every CompanyCorporate Governance2005