Curtis Mo > DLA Piper LLP (US) > Silicon Valley, United States > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper LLP (US)
2000 UNIVERSITY AVENUE
EAST PALO ALTO, CA 94303-2214
United States
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Work Department

Corporate; Emerging Growth and Venture Capital; Intellectual Property and Technology; Mergers and Acquisitions; Capital Markets; Private Equity; Public Company and Corporate Governance; Finance; Employment; Restructuring; Tax; Debt Finance; Debt Capital Markets; Global Investment Funds; Investigations; Technology Transactions and Strategic Sourcing; Life Sciences; Technology; Energy and Natural Resources; Insurance

Position

Partner

Career

Curtis Mo is recognized as a leading corporate and securities lawyer in Silicon Valley.

Curtis has represented emerging growth companies, major public companies, investment banks, venture capital funds and private equity funds in hundreds of public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, buyouts, venture capital financings and other complex transactions. He has extensive experience in corporate governance matters and regularly acts as general outside counsel to public and private companies at all stages of development, particularly in the technology, life sciences, clean energy technology and consumer sectors.

Education

J.D., Columbia University School of Law; B.A., Columbia University

Lawyer Rankings

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

DLA Piper LLP (US)‘s bicoastal practice has established a reputation in the venture capital space. Corporate venture matters forms the backbone of the team’s workload, however the group also has an excellent reputation for advising on life sciences and tech matters. Highlights included advising SoftBank Vision Fund on its $300m Series D financing of Wag!, a Los Angeles-based startup providing mobile dog care services. Jeffrey Lehrer, based in Northern Virginia, and Silicon Valley’s Louis Lehot (‘a master networker‘) share leadership of the practice group, which also includes Curtis Mo and Mark Radcliffe, both in Silicon Valley; Andrew Gilbert and Emilio Ragosa, who are based in New Jersey; and San Diego partner Randy Socol. Also recommended in San Diego is Richard Bull, who is instructed by emerging companies, venture capital firms and other strategic investors.