Andrew D. Hoffman

Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

Andrew D. Hoffman

Andrew D. Hoffman

Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

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Partner
Corporate

EXPERIENCE:

Andrew Hoffman is a partner in the Palo Alto office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. His practice focuses on corporate and securities work for both public and private companies across all stages of growth, as well as for financial institutions, venture capital firms, and other investors. Andy has represented clients across a wide range of industries, including software, semiconductors, life sciences, energy, financial services, manufacturing, retail, and telecommunications.

Andy's broad capital markets experience includes initial public, follow-on, and secondary equity offerings; investment-grade, high-yield, and convertible debt offerings; and private investment in public equity (PIPE) transactions. He advises a number of public companies with respect to Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, exchange-listing standards, SEC disclosure requirements, and other complex corporate and securities law matters. Andy also counsels private companies in matters ranging from incorporation to venture capital financing and fiduciary duties, and frequently represents investment banks in their underwriting transactions.

In addition, Andy is a regular speaker on matters related to capital markets transactions, SEC disclosure requirements, and corporate governance matters.

SELECT REPRESENTATIONS:
* Representation of issuers in numerous public offerings, including Apigee, Arista Networks, Elastic, Barracuda Networks, Nutanix, Pacific Biosciences of California, SVB Financial Group, Talend, and Tesla
* Representation of underwriters such as BofA Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, Jefferies, J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley, and Piper Jaffray in numerous public offerings
* Corporate, securities and governance representation of numerous public and private companies, including Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Arista Networks, Elastic, Pacific Biosciences of California, Pulse Biosciences, Quotient, RedSeal, Talend, and Tesla
* Representation of venture capital and private equity investors, including 3311 Ventures, Balderton, Francisco Partners, Institutional Venture Partners, and Premji
* Acquisitions, dispositions and other strategic transactions by numerous public and private companies, including Advantest Corporation, Barracuda Networks, Boardvantage, Talend, and Micron Technology

EDUCATION:
* J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 2003
* B.A., Government and English, Georgetown University, 2000
Cum Laude

ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:
* Member, Business Law Section of the State Bar of California
* Affiliate Attorney for the University of Michigan Law School's Entrepreneurship Clinic (2012-2013)

HONORS:
* Named to the 2013-2018 "Rising Stars" lists published by Northern California Super Lawyers

ADMISSIONS:
* State Bar of California

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Education
J.D.
Class of 2003

The University of Michigan, founded in 1817, celebrates a long and distinguished history. It was in 1787 that the Northwest Territorial Ordinance provided public land for this and other Midwestern universities and established a tradition of respect for excellence in higher education. Three Native American nations—the Ojibwa (Chippewa), Odawa (Ottawa), and Bodewadini (Potawatomi)—subsequently granted certain lands for use of the University of Michigan and by the end of the 19th century, Michigan was the largest and most generously supported public university in America and already a leader in graduate education. The University of Michigan Law School, one of the oldest law schools in the nation, was founded in 1859. But unlike other highly selective law schools established in that era, admission was never restricted to the privileged. When Gabriel Hargo graduated from the Law School in 1870, Michigan—then the largest law school in the country—became the second American university to confer a law degree on an African American. That same year, Michigan was the first major law school to admit a woman, and in 1871, graduate Sarah Killgore became the first woman with a law degree in the nation to be admitted to the bar; by 1890, Michigan had graduated more women than any other law school. That commitment to access and diversity joined an equally powerful commitment to excellence, which continues to this day.

B.A. in Government & English, cum laude
Class of 2000

Georgetown University is a private research university in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1789, it is the oldest Jesuit and Catholic university in the United States. Georgetown's main campus, located in Washington's Georgetown neighborhood, is noted for Healy Hall, a National Historic Landmark in the Romanesque revival style. Georgetown operates a law center on Capitol Hill and auxiliary campuses in Italy, Turkey, and Qatar.

Career History
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Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC is the premier legal advisor to technology and growth enterprises worldwide, as well as the investment banks and venture capital firms that finance them. Over the past five decades, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has established its reputation by having an unmatched knowledge of its clients' industries and deep and long-standing contacts throughout the technology sector.The firm's legal expertise serves clients at all stages of growth, from venture-backed start-up companies to multibillion-dollar global enterprises. The firm's clients include some of the most recognized names in the technology, retail, life sciences, venture capital, and finance sectors.Their broad range of services and legal disciplines are focused on serving the principal challenges faced by management and the boards of directors of business enterprises. The firm is nationally recognized as a leader in corporate governance, public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, mergers and acquisitions, securities class action litigation, intellectual property litigation, joint ventures and strategic alliances, and technology licensing and other intellectual property transactions.The firm has offices in Austin, Georgetown, DE, Hong Kong, New York, Palo Alto, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Shanghai, and Washington, DC.

Affiliate Attorney, Entrepreneurship Clinic
2012 - 2013

The University of Michigan, founded in 1817, celebrates a long and distinguished history. It was in 1787 that the Northwest Territorial Ordinance provided public land for this and other Midwestern universities and established a tradition of respect for excellence in higher education. Three Native American nations—the Ojibwa (Chippewa), Odawa (Ottawa), and Bodewadini (Potawatomi)—subsequently granted certain lands for use of the University of Michigan and by the end of the 19th century, Michigan was the largest and most generously supported public university in America and already a leader in graduate education. The University of Michigan Law School, one of the oldest law schools in the nation, was founded in 1859. But unlike other highly selective law schools established in that era, admission was never restricted to the privileged. When Gabriel Hargo graduated from the Law School in 1870, Michigan—then the largest law school in the country—became the second American university to confer a law degree on an African American. That same year, Michigan was the first major law school to admit a woman, and in 1871, graduate Sarah Killgore became the first woman with a law degree in the nation to be admitted to the bar; by 1890, Michigan had graduated more women than any other law school. That commitment to access and diversity joined an equally powerful commitment to excellence, which continues to this day.

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Illumina, Inc. purchases Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc.

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Elastic NV issued USD Ordinary Shares

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Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. issued Common Stock

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