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Pillsbury
Silicon Valley
2550 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, CA 94304-1115
Tel. +1.650.233.4518
Fax. +1.650.233.4545
Admissions
State of California
Education
J.D., University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, 1988
Associate Editor, Ecology Law Quarterly
B.A., University of California, Davis, 1985
with honors

Professionals

Allison Leopold Tilley

Allison Leopold Tilley
Partner

Allison Leopold Tilley focuses on the representation of technology companies in securities and venture capital transactions, including general corporate representation, mergers and acquisitions, private placements, public offerings, venture funds and joint ventures. She has significant experience representing entrepreneurs and venture capitalists as well as acquirers and target companies. Ms. Leopold Tilley is on the Managing Board of the Firm and is co-leader of the Southeast Asia team.

Ms. Leopold Tilley has represented a wide variety of companies ranging from start-ups and emerging growth companies to Fortune 500 companies, private equity firms, venture capital firms and other clients. Her securities and general corporate representation includes work with a number of public and private companies including: WebEx, Inc., Atheros Communications, Ikanos, SiRF Technology, SYNNEX Corporation, Inphi, Apigee, Xambala, Cloud.com and Empowered Careers. Ms. Leopold Tilley's venture fund representation includes work with a number of VC funds, including: Walden International, The Mayfield Fund, Accel Partners, Foundation Capital, NewPath Ventures, and Granite Global Ventures.

Ms. Leopold Tilley has also been involved in numerous merger and acquisition transactions, representing both sellers and purchasers. Representative transactions include: the sale of Nicira to VMware, the sale of Atheros to Qualcomm, the sale of LitePoint to Terradyne, the sale of Cloud.com to Citrix, the sale of WebEx to Cisco; the sale of Ankeena to Juniper, the sale of Mission West properties; the acquisition of Centrality by SiRF; the acquisitions of Intellon, Opulan Technologies and of u-Nav by Atheros; and numerous other mergers.

Ms. Leopold Tilley is a member of the Board of Directors of the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford, the Board of Directors of Watermark, a member of the Advisory Board of Women in Law Empowerment Forum and formerly on the Board of Directors of the Global Women's Leadership Network. Ms. Leopold Tilley is a frequent speaker at events for the Stanford Graduate School of Business, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, UC Davis School of Business and SVForum.

Honors & Awards
  • Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law (2013-2014)
  • Legal 500 US, M&A: Middle Market (sub-$500 million)(2011-2012), Venture Capital and Emerging Companies (2012)
  • Women Leaders in Law, The Recorder (2012)
  • Women of Influence, Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal (2011)
  • Top 20 Lawyers Under 40, California, Daily Journal (2003)
  • Top 300 Lawyers in Silicon Valley, San Jose Magazine
  • Super Lawyers

Affiliations
American Bar Association, Bar Association of Santa Clara
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