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Hi, I'm Bill Garvey. I've been practicing law in California since 1994. For the last 10 years I have been the General Counsel and Vice President, Corporate Development at two companies, Actuate Corporation and Rackable Systems, Inc. I helped both Actuate and Rackable Systems complete their IPOs. As General Counsel I have responsibility for a wide range of legal matters. As VP Corporate Development I take the lead in driving M&A activities.


Practice areas


  1. Corporate: 30%
    22 years
  2. Contracts: 30%
    22 years
  3. Licensing: 15%
    22 years
  4. Securities Offerings: 15%
    22 years
  5. M & A: 10%
    22 years

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Rackable Systems, Inc.

46600 Landing Parkway

Fremont, CA, 94538-6420


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