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I have represented hundreds of clients in over a thousand transactions over my career.  My clients have included entrepreneurs/startups, venture capital and private equity firms, investment banks and major public companies.  I have extensive experience in all stages of development of companies and all types of financings, securities offerings, M&A, joint venture, corporate partnering and buyout deals, particularly in the technology, life sciences, clean tech and consumer/retail sectors. 


Practice areas


  1. Venture Capital: 25%
  2. M & A: 25%
  3. Securities Offerings: 25%
  4. Corporate: 25%

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Contact info


2000 University Avenue
East Palo Alto, CA, 94303


NYCurrently registered 198907/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Corporate/M&A - AsiaChambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business2009
Recommended Attorney - Venture Capital and Emerging CompaniesLegal 500 US2009
Top 100 Deal MakersAlwaysOn2008
Top Lawyers in Silicon ValleySan Jose Magazine2008
"Dealmaker of the Year"American Lawyer Magazine2003
Top 20 Under 40 LawyersCalifornia Law Business2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerWilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr2005 - Present
PartnerWeil, Gotshal & Manges LLP2003 - 2005
PartnerBrobeck Phleger & Harrison1997 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Joint Venture Silicon Valley NetworkDirector2006 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Columbia UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Columbia University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
PLI Private PlacementsPIPEs2010
PLI Venture Capital ConferenceVenture Capital Financings2008
PLI Annual Institute of Securities RegulationSecurities Offerings2008