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Jeff Hartlin

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Corporate practice


Jeff Hartlin is a partner in the Corporate practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s Palo Alto and San Diego offices. Mr. Hartlin concentrates his practice in securities and corporate law and has represented public and private companies in the software, hardware, information technology, biotechnology/biopharmaceutical, medical device, semiconductor, clean technology and financial industries. His experience in all aspects of the capital formation process includes representing issuers, underwriters, venture capital firms and placement agents in IPOs, registered directs, at-the-market offerings and rights offerings, as well as private placements, PIPEs, debt financings, Rule 144A transactions, reverse mergers, Regulation S offerings. Mr. Hartlin has represented more than 70 public and private companies in equity and debt private placements with a combined value of more than $2.5 billion. He also represents Nasdaq, NYSE, AMEX and OTC-traded companies with their periodic reporting requirements and listing qualification issues. He regularly advises boards of directors and management of public and private companies regarding corporate governance issues, including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Dodd-Frank Act and the JOBS Act. Mr. Hartlin also represents public and private corporations in merger and acquisition transactions, joint ventures, leveraged and non-leveraged acquisitions, spinoffs, spin-ins and dispositions.


Member of the Board of Directors of the National Kidney Foundation of Northern California Member of the California State Bar Association Member of the Committee on Federal Regulation of Securities of the American Bar Association


University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2001 (Editor-in-Chief of the Virginia Tax Review) University of California Davis, B.A., 1996 (Phi Beta Kappa)

United States: Finance

Capital markets: equity offerings

Within: Capital markets: equity offerings

Paul Hastings LLP’s ‘excellent’ capital markets practice comprises ‘very responsive lawyers’. Among the names to note in New York, Latin America group lead Michael Fitzgerald impresses in Mexico-related matters and recently acted with Joy Gallup to advise Fideicomiso Hipotecario on its $170m follow-on offering. Fitzgerald also teamed up with Arturo Carrillo to advise Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank as the lead underwriters on a $175m follow-on offering by Mexican airline Controladora Vuela Compañía de Aviación. Yariv Katz acted for Citigroup and Bank of America Merrill Lynch, as joint book-running managers, in Sun Communities’ $284m follow-on offering. Jeff Hartlin, who splits his time between Palo Alto and San Diego, and San Diego-based Teri O’Brien are also recommended.

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United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Technology: transactions

Within: Technology: transactions

Paul Hastings LLP is recommended for advising on revenue-generating strategic alliances and joint ventures, and also has a healthy pipeline of technology-related corporate and M&A deals; also of note, it has technology sector strength in Northern as well as Southern California and broadcast sector expertise in Washington DC. Recent highlights include advising Samsung Electronics on its $8bn acquisition of Harman International Industries, which marked the largest Korean outbound M&A transaction on record; Palo Alto’s Matthew Berger advising Facebook on a multi-jurisdictional survey of laws and regulations, involving the establishment and operation of its global data centers; and Los Angeles-based David Hernand assisting DreamWorks Animation with selling 25% of its AwesomenessTV business unit to Verizon. Other recommended advisers include Palo Alto’s Tiffany Lee, who focuses on IP issues and drafting development, licensing, manufacturing and distribution agreements; Jeff Hartlin in Palo Alto; Washington DC-based Eric Greenberg, Tara Giunta and Sherrese Smith; and New York-based Samuel Waxman.

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