The Shareholder Direct Access Teeter-Totter: Will Increased Shareholder Voice in the Director Nomination Process Protect Investors?, 41 Cal. W. L. Rev. 361, Spring 2005
Intel Corp. v. Hamidi: Private Property, Keep Out—The Unworkable Definition of Injury for a Trespass to Chattels Claim in Cyberspace, 40 Cal. W. L. Rev. 355, Spring 2004
Patty M. DeGaetano
Ms. DeGaetano is a counsel in Pillsbury's Corporate & Securities practice group. Her practice focuses on advising seasoned and emerging companies on SEC reporting and disclosure, corporate governance matters, federal and state corporate and securities law compliance, equity incentives, finance and securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, shareholder rights plans, and general corporate and securities matters. Ms. DeGaetano has worked with public and private companies in a broad range of industries, including retail, biotech, technology, medical device manufacturing, credit financial services, health products, performing arts, restaurant and the alternative energy sector. She also has experience working with companies listed on the NASDAQ, New York Stock Exchange, American Stock Exchange and traded on the OTCBB. She was recognized by the San Diego Daily Transcript as a nominee for the 2007 and 2009 Young Attorneys award, and has served as a mentor for new lawyers through the San Diego County Bar Association.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. DeGaetano served as an intern at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in the Division of Corporation Finance. Ms. DeGaetano also has many years of experience prior to law school as a member, and most recently serving as legal affairs associate, of the in-house legal department of several large, publicly-traded companies, including Overland Storage, Inc., a manufacturer of computer data protection appliances and software modules; Dura Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty respiratory pharmaceutical company; Spiros Development Corporation II, Inc., developer of a pulmonary drug delivery system; Intermark, Inc., and its sister company Triton Group Ltd., La Jolla-based operating/holding companies that did business nationwide through a number of subsidiaries operating in various industries.
American Bar Association; State Bar of California; San Diego County Bar Association; Board of Directors, San Diego Youth Services