Pillsbury Silicon Valley-based Corporate partner Allison Leopold Tilley was named to the Daily Journal’s "Top Women Lawyers" list for 2021. Allison was also recently appointed to serve on Pillsbury’s Managing Board and is currently the Chair of the firm’s Nominating Committee.

Allison, repeatedly recognized by Best Lawyers and named one of the top “Women Leaders in Tech Law” by The Recorder for six consecutive years, represents startups, emerging growth entities, venture capital firms, entrepreneurs and multinational public companies regarding a wide range of corporate matters. As counsel to both acquirers and target companies, she has closed multiple billions of dollars in M&A deals for technology companies. She also advises on private placements, public offerings, venture funds and joint ventures and general corporate transactions.

Some of her most recent deals, highlighted in the Daily Journal, include representing public semiconductor company Inphi Corp., a client of over 15 years, in its October 2020 sale to Marvell Technology for $10 billion.

“It was really one of the first huge deals that I had worked on during the pandemic, so it was really an interesting mix of everyone trying to do due diligence, negotiations and meetings virtually, which had historically all been done in a face-to-face manner,” Allison explained.

Additionally featured in the journal, among other deals, was Allison’s representation of long-standing client SYNNEX in its spin-off of subsidiary Concentrix. She also represented SYNNEX this year in its agreement to merge with Tech Data Corporation, a portfolio company of Apollo Global Management Inc. for $7.2 billion.

Outside of her practice, Allison dedicates her time to her nonprofit OutSmart Brain Cancer and has served on the board of the Women in Law Empowerment Forum and the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford.