Allison M. Leopold Tilley

Partner, Silicon Valley at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Allison M. Leopold Tilley

Allison M. Leopold Tilley

Partner, Silicon Valley at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Biography

Named one of the top “Women Leaders in Tech Law” by The Recorder for five consecutive years, Silicon Valley partner Allison Leopold Tilley advises technology companies, including on their formation, venture capital financings, multibillion-dollar M&As, securities transactions and board governance.

Repeatedly recognized by Best Lawyers, Allison represents startups, emerging growth entities, venture capital firms, entrepreneurs and multinational public companies regarding a wide range of corporate matters. As counsel to acquirers and target companies, she has closed billions of dollars in M&A deals for technology companies. Allison advises on private placements, public offerings, venture funds and joint ventures, and general corporate transactions. Allison serves on Pillsbury’s managing board.

Representative Experience

Represented Barefoot Networks in its formation, financings, day-to-day corporate work and more recently its $57 million Series C financing.



Represented WebEx Communications in its sale to Cisco Systems Inc. for $3.2 billion.



Represented Immersive Capital in the formation of its most recent fund.



* Mergers and Acquisition
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Representing InvenSense, Inc. in its $1.3 billion sale to TDK Corp. (2016).

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Represented Inphi Corporation in its $275 million acquisition of ClariPhy Communications (2016).

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Represented Concentrix, a subsidiary of Synnex Corporation, in its $420 million acquisition of India based outsourcing firm Minacs (2016).

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Represented Ikanos Communications Inc. in its sale to Qualcomm Atheros, Inc. for $47.5 million (2015).

* Represented Memoir Systems in its acquisition by Cisco Systems Inc. for an undisclosed amount (2014).
* Represented SYNNEX Corporation in transactions including acquisitions of IBM’s $1.2+billion CRM BPO Business (2013), Marubeni Infotec Corp. (2010), e4e (division) (2010), Aspire Technology Inc. (2010), Encover Inc. (2010), and New Age Electronics Inc. (2008).
* Represented Mission West Properties in its sale to TPG Capital Inc. for $1.3 billion (2012).
* Represented Nicira Inc. in its sale to VMware Inc. for $1.26 billion (2012).
* Represented Zecca Holdings in its sale to TradeKing LLC for a confidential amount (2012).
* Represented Vista Applied Technologies Group Inc. (Vista Research) in its sale to Aerostar International for $12 million (2012).
* Represented Atheros Communications Inc. in its sale to Qualcomm for $3.1 billion (2011).
* Represented Cloud.com in its sale to Citrix Systems Inc. for $192 million (2011).
* Represented LitePoint Corporation in its sale to Teradyne for $510 million (2011).
* Represented ASIC Advantage in its sale to Microsemi Corp. for $31.8 million (2011).
* Represented Kaviza Inc. in its sale to Citrix Systems Inc. for $42.79 million (2011).
* Represented ChipX Inc. in its sale to GigOptix Inc. for $11.76 million (2009).
* Represented Atheros Communications in its acquisition of u-Nav Microelectronics Corp. for $54 million (2007).
* Represented SiRF Technology Holdings in its acquisition of Centrality Communications Inc. for $283 million (2007).
* Represented PostX Corporation in its sale to IronPort Systems for an undisclosed amount (2007).
* Represented Improvement Direct Inc. in its sale to Wolseley Investments Acquisitions for $50 million (2007).
* Represented PortalPlayer in its sale to NVIDIA Corp. for $357 million (2007).
* Represented Atheros Communications in its acquisition of Attansic Technology Company for $71.5 million (2006).
* Represented Sonorit Holding AS in its sale to eBay for $27 million (2006).
* Represented California Micro Devices in its acquisition of Arques Technology for $10 million (2006).
* Represented SiRF Technology in its acquisition of TrueSpan Incorporated for an undisclosed amount (2006).
* Represented WebEx Communications in its acquisition of Intranets.com for $45 million (2005).
* Represented Emuzed in its sale to Flextronics for an undisclosed amount (2005).
* Represented Arrival Communications in its acquisition of CAN Communications for $8.5 million (2000).

* Securities and General Corporate Representation
* Allison has represented numerous public and private companies, including: SYNNEX Corporation, Inphi, Accela, Cyphort, Rancher and Vector Launch.

* Venture Fund Representation
* Allison has represented numerous VC funds, including Walden International, Mayfield Fund, Stereo Capital and Seven Seas Ventures

Professional Highlights

Recognized by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers, The Legal 500 U.S., Super Lawyers, San Francisco Magazine, The Recorder, Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, Daily Journal and San Jose Magazine.



Serves on the board of FBR & Co., a national provider of investment banking, merger and acquisition advisory, institutional brokerage and research services.



Serves on the Women in Law Empowerment Forum’s advisory board and the board of Ronald McDonald House at Stanford.



Honors & Awards

* Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law (2013-2019)
* The Legal 500 U.S., M&A: Middle Market (sub-$500 million) (2011-2012, 2015), Venture Capital and Emerging Companies (2012, 2015, 2018)
* Women Leaders in Law, The Recorder (2012-2016)
* Top Women Attorneys In Northern California, San Francisco Magazine, Dec. 2014
* Women of Influence, Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal (2011)
* Top 20 Lawyers Under 40, California, Daily Journal (2003)
* Top 300 Lawyers in Silicon Valley, San Jose Magazine
* Super Lawyers

Associations

* Founder, Outsmart Brain Cancer
* American Bar Association
* Bar Association of Santa Clara

Education

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J.D., University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, 1988
Associate Editor, Ecology Law Quarterly

B.A., University of California, Davis, 1985
with honors

Admissions

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California

Overview
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1018

Number of Boards

6

Birthday

1964

Age

54

Number of Awards

5

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Partner, Silicon Valley at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

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Partner, Silicon Valley at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

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Partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

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Partner, Silicon Valley at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

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Partner, Silicon Valley at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

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Former Counsel at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

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Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary at Synnex Corp.

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Former Partner, Silicon Valley at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

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Partner, Washington, DC at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

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Chairman at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

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Partner, Silicon Valley at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Education
JD
Class of 1988

The University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, commonly referred to as Berkeley Law and Boalt Hall, is one of 14 schools and colleges at the University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley Law is consistently ranked as one of the top law schools in the nation, with acceptance rates lower than every school except Yale and Stanford. The Department of Jurisprudence was founded at Berkeley in 1894. In 1912, the department was renamed the School of Jurisprudence, which was then renamed the School of Law in 1950. The School was originally located in the center of the main UC Berkeley campus in the Boalt Memorial Hall of Law, built in 1911 with funds largely from Elizabeth Josselyn Boalt donated in memory of her late husband, John Henry Boalt. In 1951, the School moved to its current location in the new Boalt Hall, at the southeast corner of the campus, and the old Boalt Hall was renamed Durant Hall. In April 2008, the law school rebranded itself from "Boalt Hall" to "Berkeley Law", in order to more closely tie the law school's name with the campus upon which it resides. The administration hopes that this move will further increase the law school's prestige, since people will now associate it with the Berkeley campus.

BA with Honors
Class of 1985

The University of California, Davis (also referred to as UCD, UC Davis, or Davis) is a public teaching and research university located in Davis, California just west of Sacramento. The campus covers 7,309 acres (2,958 ha), making it the largest within the 10 campus University of California system. UC Davis also has the third largest enrollment in the UC System after UCLA and UC Berkeley. The University of California, Davis campus is the largest campus in the UC system by land area, spanning 7,309 acres (2,957.8 ha) across two counties: Yolo and Solano. Though named after the City of Davis, the campus is technically located adjacent to the City of Davis in an unincorporated part of Yolo and Solano counties. The main campus is located 15 miles (24.1 km) west of Sacramento in the Sacramento Valley, part of California's Central Valley, and is adjacent to Interstate Highway 80. The Davis campus is the only school within the UC system with an airport, just west of main campus, and is one of two UC schools with its own fire department; the other being UC Santa Cruz. The campus is also conveniently located approximately an hour away from both San Francisco and the Napa Valley and two hours from Lake Tahoe. It is also one of only three schools in the University of California system, the others being UC Berkeley and UC Irvine, with a nuclear lab.

University of California Berkeley National rankings: In a National Research Council analysis of 212 doctoral programs at American universities, 48 Berkeley programs place among the top 10 nationwide. Faculty awards and honors: There are 8 Nobel Laureates, 32 MacArthur Fellows, and 4 Pulitzer Prize winners among the current faculty. History of UC Berkeley: Historical highlights, arranged by topic, following the campus's development — from UC's founding in 1868 to a turn-of-the-century building boom, a research explosion in the 1930s, the Free Speech Movement of the '60s, and Berkeley's key role today in science and technology revolutions. Timeline of discoveries and contributions by UC Berkeley scholars. Traditions of Cal: Who was the Angel of Death? What's with the "Big C" up there in the hills — and why is it sometimes green? Who wears Oski's jolly bear head and size 54 yellow sweater? Tours and webcams: Check out what's happening on Sproul Plaza, the campus's true heart. See stunning live views of the Bay Area from the Lawrence Hall of Science's perch in the Berkeley hills. Chancellor and administration: Information on Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George W. Breslauer, and how the university is organized. Organizational charts are included. UC System overview and links: On the campuses, laboratories, and medical centers that comprise UC's public educational system, as well as UC's K-12 partnerships, economic impact, and agriculture and environmental resources.

Memberships
Member
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Member
Current

TO SERVE THE LEGAL PROFESSION AND THE GENERAL WELFARE OF THE PEOPLE OF SANTA CLARA COUNTY.

Associate Editor
Prior
Career History
Partner, Silicon Valley
Current

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (formerly Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro) is an American law firm serving the energy, real estate, financial services, transportation, and technology sectors, specializing in regulatory practice, as well as corporate & securities, environment, intellectual property, litigation, employment and international law.

Boards & Committees
Member, Managing Board
Current

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (formerly Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro) is an American law firm serving the energy, real estate, financial services, transportation, and technology sectors, specializing in regulatory practice, as well as corporate & securities, environment, intellectual property, litigation, employment and international law.

Director
2016 - Prior

FBR & Co. provides investment banking, merger and acquisition advisory, institutional brokerage and research services through its subsidiaries. The company operates through two segments: Capital Markets and Principal Investing. The Capital Markets segment includes investment banking, institutional brokerage and research. It also provides investment banking services, including capital raising and financial advisory services for its corporate issuer clients, and institutional brokerage services including sales, trading, research, and securities lending services to its institutional investor clients. The Principal Investing segment activities consist primarily of investments in merchant banking and other equity investments, investment funds and corporate debt investments. The company was founded in June 2006 and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

Director
Current

Ronald McDonald House is a nurturing home for critically ill children and their families.

Member of the Advisory Board
Current

Women in Law Empowerment Forum, WILEF is a forum that educates and provides networking opportunities for women in law firms. It creates a dialogue for the purpose of educating women in law firms on how to become leaders in the workplace and in the community by building, exercising and implementing a strong sense of empowerment.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior - 2014

OUR MISSION IS TO INCREASE THE REPRESENTATION OF WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP ROLES BY EMPOWERING THEM TO MAKE THEIR MARK IN AND FOR THEIR COMPANIES, THEIR CAREERS AND THEIR COMMUNITIES.

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2007

Alpha Phi is a sisterhood of outstanding women supporting one another in lifelong achievement.

Political Donations
$250
2008

Former Senator from New York

$500
2007

Former Senator from New York

Transactions
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Synnex Corp. purchases Convergys Corp.

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Intel Corp. purchases NetSpeed Systems, Inc. from Intel Capital Corp., S-Cubed Capital LLC, Walden Riverwood Ventures

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Synnex Corp. purchases Datatec Ltd. /Subsidiaries (3) from Datatec Ltd.

Awards & Honors
2013
Best Lawyers - Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law
2012
The Recorder - Women Leaders in Tech Law
2012
The Legal 500 United States - Mergers and Acquisitions
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