• Business Law, Securities Law
  • State Bar of California
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Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Securities Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Law & Governance
  • Entrepreneurial Services
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Venture Capital
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of California
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
Languages
Professional Experience
Education
UC Berkeley School of Law
J.D.
Research Assistant to the late Professor Richard W. Jennings, a leading scholar in the field of securities regulation
Political Science San Jose State University
B.S.
Awards
Named in the 2007 and 2008 editions of Chambers USA: America's Top Business Lawyers
Named to "Lawdragon 500 Leading Dealmakers" list, 2007
Selected for inclusion in the 2007 edition of The Legal 500 US
Named to "Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America" list, 2006
Named by San Jose Magazine as one of the leading business lawyers in Silicon Valley
Ranked among the nation's top initial public offering attorneys by the IPO Journal
Named a "Northern California Super Lawyer" by San Francisco Magazine and Law & Politics
Selected for inclusion in the 2006, 2007, and 2008 editions of The Best Lawyers in America
AV Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
Professional Associations
California State Bar # 99348
Member
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Speaking Engagements
Disclosure, Materiality and Regulation FD," Compliance Week webcast, April 29, 2008
"Disclosure, Materiality and Regulation FD," Compliance Week webcast, April 29, 2008
"Materiality and Restatements" and " XBRL Implementation," Testimony before the SEC Advisory Committee on Improvements to Financial Reporting, March 13-14, 2008
"U.S. Capital Market Developments," 35th Annual Securities Regulation Institute, Northwestern Law School, Coronado, California, January 23-25, 2008
"Shareholder Activism and the Board of Directors," 39th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Practising Law Institute, New York, New York, November 8-10, 2007
"Private Securities Offering Reform: The New Frontier?" American Bar Association, Committee on Federal Regulation of Securities, San Francisco, California, August 14, 2007
"Fixing 404," New Frontiers in Law & Business, The Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy, UC Berkeley School of Law, April 13, 2007
"The Future of Capital Formation in the U.S. — Have the SEC and the PCAOB Gone Far Enough?", The Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University and The New York Stock Exchange Group, Menlo Park, California, January 30, 2007
"Trends in Capital Formation," 34th Annual Securities Regulation Institute, Northwestern Law School, Coronado, California, January 24-26, 2007
"Current Accounting and Auditing Issues," 38th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Practicing Law Institute, New York, New York, November 2006
"MD&A Best Practices," SEC Reporting and FASB Update Forum, The SEC Institute, Orlando, Florida, June 1-2, 2006
"The SEC Advisory Committee - Governance and Disclosure," 33rd Annual Securities Regulation Institute, Northwestern Law School, San Diego, California, January 18-20, 2006
Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
Wilson Sonsini et al
650 Page Mill Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94304
USA
Telephone: (415) 493-9300