David A. Lipkin is a member of the firm's Corporate Practice Group in our San Francisco office, concentrating on mergers and acquisitions and related securities law matters. He is a member of the firm's M&A Strategy Committee, which is comprised of the leaders of our global M&A practice.
Mr. Lipkin specializes in representing both public and private acquirers and target companies in large, complex and sophisticated M&A transactions, including tender offers, negotiated mergers and other acquisition structures involving both strategic investors and private equity firms. He also has extensive experience in transactions involving the representation of special committees, and the representation of global and national investment banking firms in their financial advisory and fairness opinion activities. Although the predominant focus of Mr. Lipkin's M&A practice has been companies in the technology and life sciences sectors, his M&A experience also extends across many other industries and businesses. Since 1999, Mr. Lipkin has been involved in over 250 M&A transactions.
Mr. Lipkin joined Morrison & Foerster in 2011 after practicing in Silicon Valley for 12 years. From 1994 through 1998, he served as Associate General Counsel of a Xerox subsidiary charged with rehabilitating, and then arranging and negotiating the disposition of, Xerox's insurance and other financial services businesses, and led a series of M&A transactions involving the sale of businesses valued at over $3 billion. He also served as Chief Information Officer, designing and implementing a series of collaborative software applications to manage these transactions. Prior to that, he engaged in a general corporate practice at a firm in San Francisco for 12 years.
Mr. Lipkin is an active member of the Mergers & Acquisitions Committee of the American Bar Association's Business Law Section, including serving as Vice-Chair of its Technology Subcommittee, and has spoken on a variety of M&A topics for the Practising Law Institute and in other forums, including special committees, management buyout transactions, fiduciary principles of Delaware corporate law and post-closing remedies in private transactions. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Legal Community Against Violence, a public interest law center dedicated to preventing gun violence, and has served on additional educational and charitable boards.
The following is a list of representative M&A transactions handled by Mr. Lipkin:
Acquisitions and Dispositions of Publicly-Traded Companies
Acquisitions and Dispositions of Privately-Held Companies
Investment Banker Representations
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