Ali Nardali

Partner at K&L Gates LLP

Ali Nardali

Ali Nardali

Partner at K&L Gates LLP

Biography

Ali Nardali is a partner at the firm’s San Francisco office. He is a member of the benefits, ESOPs, and executive compensation practice group.

Mr. Nardali represents senior executives, the Fortune 500, “unicorns”, venture capitalists, and senior government officials on sensitive and often high-profile matters involving the compensation of senior executives. These representations include the hiring and termination of senior executives, as well as the treatment of senior executives in connection with acquisitions, divestitures, initial public offerings and other extraordinary business transactions.

Recent (2018-2019) representations include interested parties in T-Mobile's $26 billion acquisition of Sprint, VMware’s $11 billion one-time special dividend, an investor consortium’s $9 billion investment in Uber, Softbank’s $6 billion investment in WeWork, BlackBerry’s $1.4 billion acquisition of Cylance, the initial public offering of Uber and the proposed initial public offering of WeWork. Prior representations include interested parties in some of the most significant and high-profile matters of the last decade.

Mr. Nardali is a frequent author and speaker on issues affecting the compensation of executives; recent (2018-2019) articles include pieces published by Bloomberg and the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation.

Mr. Nardali is a graduate of the Yale Law School and a former member of the Editorial Board of the Yale Law Journal. He holds a B.A. in mathematics, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mr. Nardali is recommended for Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation by Legal 500 US 2018 and 2019.

Achievements

* Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation And Retirement Plans: Transactional, Legal 500, 2018-2019

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Publications

* Cryptocurrency Compensation: A Primer on Token-Based Awards, Bloomberg Law, Publication, March 19, 2018

* Represented interested parties in T-Mobile's $26 billion acquisition of Sprint
* Represented interested parties in VMware’s $11 billion one-time special dividend
* Represented interested parties in an investor consortium’s $9 billion investment in Uber and Uber’s subsequent initial public offering
* Represented interested parties in Softbank’s $6 billion investment in WeWork and WeWork’s proposed initial public offering
* Represented interested parties in BlackBerry’s $1.4 billion acquisition of Cylanc

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Partner
2019 - Current

K&L Gates comprises approximately 2,000 lawyers globally who practice in fully integrated offices located on five continents. The firm represents leading multinational corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals.

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Morrison & Foerster is a firm of exceptional credentials. Their name is synonymous with a commitment to client service that informs everything that they do. They are recognized throughout the world as a leader in providing cutting-edge legal advice on matters that are redefining practices and industries.

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Cravath, Swaine & Moore provides legal services in various industries such as: broadcasting, media and entertainment, consumer products, energy, financial institutions, healthcare, industrial and chemicals, professional services, real estate, retail, technology, telecommunications, and transportation. The company was founded in 1819 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Spark Networks SE purchases Zoosk, Inc. from BDCA Venture Adviser, Amidzad LLC, Crosslink Capital, Inc. (Venture Capital), Bessemer Venture Partners, Canaan Management, Inc., ATA Ventures Management LLP

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VMware, Inc., Dell Technologies, Inc. purchase AetherPal, Inc. from New Venture Partners LLC, Point Judith Capital Partners

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TransUnion purchases iovation, Inc. from Sapphire Ventures LLC, Global Founders Capital Management GmbH, EPIC Ventures, First Round Capital, Intel Capital Corp.

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