Based in Pillsbury’s Silicon Valley office, Corporate partner Davina K. Kaile has guided financial services, technology and retail clients in many high-profile, multimillion-dollar deals.

Davina provides guidance on securities, corporate finance and general corporate matters. She represents underwriters, issuers, investment banks, public and private companies, sellers and acquirers in IPOs; M&As; shelf, debt, registered direct, follow-on and confidentially marketed offerings; PIPEs; tender offers; divestitures; private placements; and other transactions. Davina also has extensive experience advising on stock exchange governance initiatives, compliance with the Securities, Securities Exchange, Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank and JOBS acts, and corporate governance, reporting and proxy matters. 

Representative Experience

  • Advised Financial Engines Inc. in a $127.2 million IPO with an underwriting group managed by Goldman Sachs, and in its $560 million acquisition of The Mutual Fund Store.
  • Represented Inphi Corp. in its $126 million acquisition of Cortina Systems Inc.
  • Advised Network Solutions Inc. in a $59.4 million IPO, as well as in $778.6 million secondary and $1.9 billion follow-on offerings.

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  • Represents investment banks on a wide range of equity and debt financings, including:
    • Barclays
    • Deutsche Bank
    • Goldman Sachs
    • P. Morgan
    • Jefferies
    • Morgan Stanley
    • Stifel Nicolaus
    • UBS Securities
  • Worked on a number of notable issuer-side IPOs and follow-on offerings, including for:
    • Network Solutions Inc.
    • Financial Engines Inc.
    • Sunpower Corporation
    • SYNNEX Corporation
    • Atheros Communications Inc.
    • WebEx Communications Inc.
    • PortalPlayer Inc.
    • SiRF Technology Holdings Inc.
    • Inphi Corporation
    • Magma Design Automation Inc.
    • SupportSoft Inc.
    • Techwell Corporation
    • CafePress Inc.
    • Critical Path Inc.

Professional Highlights

  • Recognized by Super Lawyers, The National Law Journal and PLC Which Lawyer?
  • Served as Pillsbury’s Silicon Valley office managing partner and served as co-leader of the Corporate Securities – Technology practice.

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Honors & Awards

  • 40 Under 40, National Law Journal (2005)


  • American Bar Association


  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center

    A.B., Stanford University


  • California


  • French