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Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94111-5998
United States

Lawyer Rankings

United States > M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m)

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP‘s M&A team advises high-profile public and private companies, private equity firms, and investment banks; it also has significant experience acting for boards of directors and independent board committees in changes of control and going-private transactions, shareholder disputes and internal corporate investigations. The team is particularly recognized for its strength in technology, energy, financial services, communications and healthcare transactions; active clients are AT&T, Holtec International, JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy and Synnex. Justin Hovey in San Francisco and New York’s Jonathan Russo are the co-M&A leaders, and Chris Patay leads the corporate group in Los Angeles. Alongside the firm’s Tokyo office, Russo advised Japanese med-tech company Hoya, as a consortium member, on Bain Capital’s acquisition of Toshiba’s flash memory chip business; Silicon Valley-based Allison Leopold Tilley and Christina Pearson acted for Synnex, an IT supply chain services company, in its cash-and-stock deal to acquire Convergys, which sells customer management and information management products; and James Masetti, who heads up the Northern California emerging growth and venture capital team, led advice to Sigma Designs, which builds system-on-a-chip semiconductor technologies, on the sale of its Z-Wave Business to Silicon Laboratories. Elsewhere, Washington DC-based global corporate practice section leader Robert Robbins and Northern Virginia’s Steven Kaplan advised Grammer, a global supplier of auto parts, on its acquisition of Toledo Molding & Die, which produces innovative thermoplastic components. Also highly rated are Don Kilpatrick in New York, San Francisco’s Nathaniel Cartmell, Jeffrey Grill in Washington DC, Silicon Valley’s Jorge del Calvo and San Diego North County-based Mike Hird. Growth in the New York office saw the recruitment of Stephen Amdur as private equity head and Michael Flynn, whose practice focuses on corporate law, venture capital, private equity and M&A, from Latham & Watkins LLP and Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, respectively.

United States > M&A/corporate and commercial > Venture capital and emerging companies

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP‘s practice has particular strength on the West Coast, with offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and San Diego, and  maintains a presence on the East Coast via its teams in New York and Northern Virginia. The group is very well known for assisting clients from the semiconductors sector, along with fintech, security, Internet of things, big data and e-commerce industries. Clients include Barefoot Networks, Shield AI, MycoTechnology and ACCO Semiconductor. Silicon Valley partner Jorge del Calvo and Christian Salaman in San Diego (noted for his ‘exceptional level of confidence and sophistication‘) are key contacts.