Emery D. Mitchell

Partner at Baker & McKenzie LLP

Emery D. Mitchell

Emery D. Mitchell

Partner at Baker & McKenzie LLP

Biography

Emery D. Mitchell
Baker & McKenzie LLP

Partner

Emery Mitchell has more than 20 years of experience practicing in New York and San Francisco as a corporate transactional lawyer. His practice mainly covers public and private company M&A, cross-border transactions, venture capital/private equity and financial advisory matters. Mr. Mitchell currently serves on Baker & McKenzie’s North America Private Equity Steering Committee.
Practice Focus

Mr. Mitchell represents public and private companies in joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions and dispositions of companies and assets. He also represents venture capital/private equity funds, companies and investors in fund formation and venture capital/private equity investments and investment banks in financial advisory matters.
Representative Legal Matters

Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT), in the $1B sale of the assets of its automotive products business to Continental AG, in its $200M acquisition of Netopia, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTPA), in its acquisition of Tut Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: TUTS) and in its tender offer for JASDAQ-listed Japanese company, Vertex Standard Co, Ltd.
Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin, Thomas Weisel Partners, Banc of America Securities, Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch in numerous buy-side and sell-side financial advisory matters
Draper Fisher Jurvetson ePlanet Ventures, L.P. in certain venture capital investments
ePlanet Ventures II, L.P, in its fund formation and capital raising and certain VC investments
Asyst Technologies (NASDAQ: ASYT), in the purchase of a 44% joint venture interest in Asyst-Shinko, Inc., from its minority partner Shinko Electric, in defending a proxy contest, in certain M&A advice and in the Section 363 sales of its assets out of bankruptcy
AVG Technologies N.V. in its acquisition of the assets of Sana Corporation
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (NYSE: SMI), in its $630M Series C preferred stock financing and in its acquisition from Motorola, Inc. of a wafer fabrication facility and related assets in Tianjin, China
UTStarcom, Inc. (NASDAQ: UTSI), in its acquisition from Audiovox Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX) of the assets of Audiovox Communications Corporation
Expedia, Inc.(NASDAQ: EXPE) representing the special committee of independent directors in connection with the $3.3B acquisition of the public shares of Expedia by Interactive Corp. (formerly USA Interactive) (NASDAQ: IACI) and in the acquisition by USA Interactive of a controlling interest in Expedia, Inc.
Aspen Statutory Trust and Birch Statutory Trust, in their acquisitions from a subsidiary of Dana Inc. of portfolios of leveraged leases assets, and the disposition of certain of those assets
Thayer Capital Partners, a private equity firm, in its acquisition of several printed circuit board manufacturers

Admission

California~United States (1998)
New York~United States (1990)
Education

University of California, Hastings College of the Law (J.D.) (1989)
University of California at Berkeley (B.A.) (1983)


Related Local Practices

Mergers & Acquisitions

Related Legal Services

Mergers & Acquisitions

Global Areas of Practice

Private M&A
Public M&A

Languages

English


News, Events & Publications
Baker & McKenzie Represents Gibson Guitar in Onkyo Strategic Alliance »
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Co-author, “Acquiring Start-Up Technology Companies,” Euromoney Magazine, Internet Economy 2001/2002 edition

Co-author, “A Tweak with a Punch”—An Analysis of the Pure Resources decision, The Daily Deal, November 2, 2002

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Education
JD
Class of 1989

The University of California's Hastings College of the Law (UC Hastings or Hastings) is a top tier public law school in San Francisco, California, located in the Civic Center neighborhood. Founded in 1878 by Serranus Clinton Hastings, the first Chief Justice of California, it was the first law school of the University of California and was one of the first law schools established in the Western United States. It is the oldest law school on the West Coast. It is also one of the few university-affiliated law schools in the United States that does not share its campus with undergraduates or other graduate programs.

BA
Class of 1983

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.

Career History
Partner
Current

Baker & McKenzie LLP is a US based law firm that provides legal services. It serves diverse clients from dozens of offices across the Americas and in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. The company was founded in 1949 and it is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Member, North America Private Equity Steering Committee
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Baker & McKenzie LLP is a US based law firm that provides legal services. It serves diverse clients from dozens of offices across the Americas and in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. The company was founded in 1949 and it is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Thor Industries, Inc. purchases Erwin Hymer Group SE

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Trimble Navigation Limited purchases Viewpoint, Inc. from Bain Capital Private Equity LP

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Avago Technologies Ltd. purchases PLX Technology Inc.

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