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Timothy J. Harris

Harris, Timothy J.


Palo Alto, (650) 813-5784


Princeton University (A.B., 1991)
Northwestern University School of Law (J.D., 1997)

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Timothy J. Harris is the Palo Alto Office Head of the Corporate Department and an active member of the Emerging Companies and Venture Capital group. Mr. Harris represents public and private companies and venture capital firms in corporate and securities matters.

In his private company practice, Mr. Harris advises start-up and emerging growth technology enterprises from formation through acquisition or initial public offering in matters including venture capital financing, debt financing, equity incentive compensation, and technology development (including licensing, joint development, distribution, and other technology transfer matters). He also represents venture capital firms, strategic corporate investors, and angel investors in their investments in start-up companies.

In his public company practice, Mr. Harris advises on both registered and unregistered securities offerings, executive compensation, mergers and acquisitions, debt financings, corporate governance, periodic reporting under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 16 compliance, Regulation FD compliance, and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.

Mr. Harris specializes in modeling complex capital structures, financing scenarios and liquidity events. Mr. Harris represents companies and investors in a variety of technology sectors with an emphasis on Internet- and software-based businesses. He has also represented companies and investors in the semiconductor, renewable energy, medical device and financial services industries.

Prior to practicing law, Mr. Harris designed, programmed, and implemented software systems for clients in the financial services industry.

Mr. Harris was an Associate Editor of the Law Review and was elected to Order of the Coif at Northwestern University School of Law.

Serena & Lily, Inc.'s Venture Financings
Represented Serena & Lily, Inc. in over $24 million of venture financings.
Identified, Inc.'s Venture Financings
Represented Identified, Inc. in over $25 million of venture financings.
Limelight Labs, Inc. (OnTheAir)
Represented Limelight Labs, Inc. in its venture capital financing led by True Ventures and its acquisition by Yahoo Inc.
Clever Sense, Inc.
Represented Clever Sense, Inc. in its acquisition by Google Inc.
Cassatt Corporations Venture Financings and Acquisition
Represented Cassatt Corporation in over $100 million of venture financings and its acquisition by CA, Inc.
Sutter Hill Ventures
Represented Sutter Hill Ventures in venture financings of Right Hemisphere Inc., GlassDoor, Inc., Xoft, Inc. and Satmetrix Systems, Inc.
Trinity Ventures
Represented Trinity Ventures in venture financings of Uptake Networks, Inc. and Kixeye, Inc. and OneJackson, Inc.
Split Rock Partners, OrbiMed Advisors and Prospect Venture Partners
Represented investors in over $50 million venture financings of DFine, Inc.
Mitsui & Co. Global Investment, Inc.
Represented Mitsui & Co. Global Investment, Inc. in venture financings of Solaria Corporation, Virident Systems, Inc., Redwood Systems, Inc., Kaltura, Inc., MoBeam, Inc. and OpenX Software Limited.
Sequoia Capital
Represented Sequoia Capital in venture financing of Mixpanel, Inc.
Khosla Ventures
Represented Khosla Ventures in over $ 20 million of venture financings of Danotek Motion Technologies, Inc., and undisclosed amount of venture financing of Incredible Labs.
Global Cash Access (NYSE: GCA) Public Offerings and Acquisitions
Represented Global Cash Access in its $225 million initial public offering and its $164 million follow-on public offering, and its acquisitions of Certegy Gaming Services, Western Money Systems and MCA Processing.
FortuNet, Inc. (formerly Nasdaq: FNET) Public Offering, Going Private and Acquisition
Represented the underwriters of FortuNet, Inc in its initial public offering, represented FortuNet, Inc. in its subsequent going private and represented FortuNet, Inc. in its acquisition of the assets of GameTech International, Inc.
SHFL entertainment (Nasdaq: SHFL)
Represented SHFL entertainment in its aborted acquisition of Ongame Network Ltd.