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Rakesh Gopalan

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Rakesh practices in the area of corporate transactions, focusing on complex technology deals as well as public company securities issuances and reporting requirements. He assists clients with achieving their business objectives, finding practical solutions to complex issues and situations, and making informed business decisions. He represents companies of all sizes, both vendor- and customer-side, with respect to technology and other commercial transactions, including related to large-scale information technology and business process outsourcing and insourcing, enterprise resource system deployment and restructuring, software and other licensing arrangements (including open-source components, shrink-wrap and click-wrap agreements), telecommunications, Internet service provision, Wi-Fi, software-as-a-service (SaaS), and other vendor and supply chain procurement matters. Rakesh also advises public companies regarding securities laws, including periodic and annual reporting requirements, proxy statements, insider trading and other corporate governance matters, as well as offerings of debt and equity securities, derivative and hybrid securities, exchange offers and repurchases. Rakesh has experience structuring, negotiating and closing private placements, strategic investments, and other corporate transactions including for the acquisition or disposition of businesses, assets and intellectual property. In addition, he advises companies with respect to general corporate contracting and related matters. While earning his law degree, Rakesh was a member of the Virginia Capital Case Clearinghouse Legal Clinic. He was also a member of the Moot Court Executive Board and Justice of the Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity, as well as a member of the American Inns of Court. As an undergraduate at the University of Virginia, Rakesh was an associate news editor and a section editor of The Cavalier Daily and an intern for Professor Larry J. Sabato at the University of Virginia Center for Politics. Before law school, Rakesh served as the associate director of communications at the Center for Politics.

United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Technology: transactions

Within: Next generation lawyers

Rakesh Gopalan - McGuireWoods LLP

Within: Technology: transactions

McGuireWoods LLP’s ‘excellent practice delivers great response times and value for money.’ It handles complex technology transactions and procurements as well as other information-focused transactions in sectors such as food and beverage, energy and healthcare. It acted for aerospace and defense company and serial acquirer Teledyne Technologies in its $780m acquisition of e2v technologies, a UK-based manufacturer of high-performance image sensors. It also advised fintech company AvidXchange on its $300m Series F financing, with contributions from Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, MasterCard, Temasek, and an American entrepreneur. Steve Gold is ‘a go-to lawyer for technology transactions’. Derek Roach in Chicago and Charlotte’s Rakesh Gopalan are also highly rated.

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