Representative Experience

Representing NTT Data Corp. in its acquisition of Dell Inc.’s IT services division (infrastructure services, cloud services, application services, and business process outsourcing) for $3 billion.


Advised PHH Corp.’s board of directors in its Fleet Division’s $4.9 billion sale to Element Financial Corp., including $1.4 billion in cash and $3.5 billion debt assumption.

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  • Advised Nicira regarding incorporation, financing, employee benefits, tax, IP and immigration through its eventual $1.5 billion sale to VMWare.
  • Counseled Atheros Communications regarding incorporation, financing, intellectual property, M&A, IPO, executive compensation, employment and labor matter, and tax matters, as well as its eventual sale to Qualcomm for $3.1 billion.
  • Provided guidance to WebEx regarding its incorporation, general corporate matters, financing, executive compensation, intellectual property, IPO, tax, real estate and sale to Cisco Systems for $3.2 billion.
  • Represented Financial Engines in its acquisition of The Mutual Fund Store from Warburg Pincus for approximately $600 million.
  • Acted for Global Cash Access Inc., a provider of integrated casino cash solutions, in its $1.2 billion acquisition of Multimedia Games.
  • Represented Business Insider, one of the most popular business websites, in its $343 million sale to German media company Axel Springer SE.
  • Advised Invitae Corp., a genetic information company, on its $101.6 million initial public offering.
  • Acted as underwriters’ counsel in a $1 billion senior note offering by CenturyLink Inc.
  • Acted for Envivio Inc. in its $125 million sale to Ericsson AB.
  • Advised Louisville Gas & Electric Co. regarding its $550 million offering of first mortgage bonds.

Practice Area Highlights

Chambers USA 2016 ranked our Corporate/M&A practice regionally in Washington DC, New York and Virginia, as well as our California Capital Markets: Debt & Equity practice. Twelve of our partners were recognized for practice excellence and client service.


Pillsbury is regarded as a “Go-To Firm” for Securities according to Corporate Counsel's survey of in-house counsel at Fortune 500 firms.


Best Lawyers/U.S. News & World Report 2016 gave Pillsbury Tier 1 recognition for national Corporate, Securities/Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions and Venture Capital work.

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  • The Legal 500 U.S. recognized our M&A: Middle Market (sub- $500m) and Venture Capital & Emerging Companies practices; The Legal 500 Latin America recognized our Corporate M&A and Capital Markets practices; and The Legal 500 Asia Pacific named Pillsbury’s China Practice as among the best foreign firms for Corporate M&A work.
  • The M&A Advisor presented Pillsbury with four “Deal of the Year” awards for innovative restructuring work in 2015 and selected Pillsbury as a 2014 “Corporate/Strategic Acquisition of the Year” winner in the Over $100mm to $1 Billion category.
  • Our firm ranked 11th as a Top Advisor to U.S. Middle Market according to FactSet’s Flashwire Advisor Report.