Rezwan D. Pavri

Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

Rezwan D. Pavri

Rezwan D. Pavri

Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

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Partner
Corporate

EXPERIENCE:

Rezwan Pavri is a corporate and securities partner in the Palo Alto office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he works with private and public technology and life sciences companies through all stages of their growth, as well as with investment banks, venture capital firms, and private equity firms.

Rezwan regularly represents public companies in securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, SEC reporting, and corporate governance matters. In addition, he has extensive experience in counseling public companies and their boards of directors on defensive measures, disclosure matters, and other complex securities and corporate law issues. Rezwan also represents numerous private and start-up companies in matters ranging from incorporation and initial capitalization to venture capital financing and board fiduciary duties. Further, he frequently represents investment banks in their underwriting transactions, and has broad transactional experience representing venture capital firms in connection with their investments.

Listed in the 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Rezwan has received substantial market endorsement for his equity capital markets practice. Sources say "he is worth his weight in gold" and describe him as "an outstanding lawyer who gets nothing but A's across the board for his performance."

Prior to rejoining Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in 2017, Rezwan was a partner at Goodwin in Menlo Park. From 2008 to 2014, Rezwan was a corporate partner in WSGR's Palo Alto office, after joining the firm as an associate in 2004. Earlier in his career, he was an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York and London.

SELECT CLIENTS:

Public companies represented include:

* Altera
* Check Point
* Dropbox
* FireEye
* Fitbit
* Gigamon
* GoDaddy
* Harmonic
* Infosys
* KLA-Tencor
* Logitech
* McAfee
* MuleSoft
* NetSuite
* Pluralsight
* Qualys
* Sunrun
* SurveyMonkey
* Trulia
* Twilio
* Twitter

SELECT TRANSACTIONS:

Select public offering representations include:

* Dropbox in its $970 million initial public offering and concurrent private placement
* Twitter in its $2.1 billion initial public offering
* Pluralsight in its initial public offering
* SurveyMonkey (SVMK, Inc.) in its initial public offering
* ForeScout in its initial public offering
* Twilio in its initial public offering and its follow-on public offering
* Trulia in its initial public offering and its follow-on public offering
* Trulia in its convertible notes offering under Rule 144A
* GoDaddy in numerous public offerings
* Gigamon in its initial public offering and its follow-on public offering
* Qualys in its initial public offering
* Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, and BofA Merrill Lynch in the initial public offering and follow-on offering of Fitbit
* Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan in the initial public offering of Eventbrite
* Citigroup, Jeffries, and RBC in the initial public offering of Upwork
* Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan in the initial public offering of Stitch Fix
* Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan in the initial public offering of MuleSoft
* J.P. Morgan and BofA Merrill Lynch in the initial public offering of Penumbra
* Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs in the initial public offering and follow-on public offering of Infoblox
* J.P. Morgan and Deutsche Bank in the initial public offering of Imperva
* J.P. Morgan and Deutsche Bank in the initial public offering of Model N

Select mergers and acquisitions representations include:

* MuleSoft in its acquisition by Salesforce
* Trulia in its acquisition by Zillow
* Trulia in its acquisition of Market Leader
* GoDaddy in the strategic investment by a private equity group led by Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts and Silver Lake Partners
* GoDaddy in numerous acquisitions
* McAfee in its acquisition by Intel
* McAfee in numerous acquisitions, including its acquisitions of Secure Computing, MX Logic, Solidcore Systems, and Reconnex
* Harmonic in numerous acquisitions, including its acquisitions of Scopus, Omneon, Entone, and Rhozet
* Check Point in numerous acquisitions, including its acquisition of assets from Nokia and its acquisition of Liquid Machines
* NetSuite in its acquisitions of OpenAir and QuickArrow

EDUCATION:
* J.D., Columbia Law School
Notes Editor, Columbia Law Review; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; John Olin Fellow
* M.A., International Affairs, Columbia University
* B.A., Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles

ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:
* Member, American Bar Association

HONORS:
* Named in the 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
* Selected for inclusion in the 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 editions of The Legal 500 U.S.
* Recognized in the 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 editions of Northern California Super Lawyers
* Named to Northern California Super Lawyers list of "Rising Stars," 2008-2012

ADMISSIONS:
* State Bar of California
* State Bar of New York

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Education
JD, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar

Columbia Law School is a professional graduate school of Columbia University, a member of the Ivy League. Columbia is regarded as one of the most prestigious law schools in the nation and has always been ranked in the top five by U.S. News and World Report.Founded in 1858, Columbia has produced a large number of distinguished alumni including two Presidents of the United States (Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt); nine Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States;numerous U.S. Cabinet members and Presidential advisers; U.S. Senators, Representatives, and Governors; and more members of the Forbes 400 than any other law school.

BA in Political Science

UCLA's primary purpose as a public research university is the creation, dissemination, preservation and application of knowledge for the betterment of our global society. To fulfill this mission, UCLA is committed to academic freedom in its fullest terms: We value open access to information, free and lively debate conducted with mutual respect for individuals, and freedom from intolerance. In all of our pursuits, we strive at once for excellence and diversity, recognizing that openness and inclusion produce true quality. These values underlie our three institutional responsibilities. Learning and teaching at UCLA are guided by the belief that undergraduate, graduate and professional school students and their teachers belong to a community of scholars. This community is dedicated to providing students with a foundational understanding of a broad range of disciplines followed by the opportunity for in-depth study in a chosen discipline. All members of the community are engaged together in discovering and advancing knowledge and practice. Learning occurs not only in the classroom but also through engagement in campus life and in communities and organizations beyond the university.

MA in International Affairs

Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.

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.

Notes Editor
Prior

The Columbia Law Review is one of the world’s leading publications of legal scholarship. Founded in 1901, the Review is an independent nonprofit corporation that produces a law journal edited and published entirely by students at Columbia Law School. It is one of a handful of student-edited law journals in the nation that publish eight issues a year. The Review is one of the most widely distributed and cited law reviews in the country. It receives about 2,000 submissions per year and selects approximately 20–25 manuscripts for publication annually, in addition to student Notes. In 2008, the Review expanded its audience with the launch of Sidebar, an online supplement to the Review. By bringing together a diverse group of legal scholars, practitioners, community leaders, and judges, Sidebar provides an important, emerging forum for the discussion of pressing legal issues.

Career History
Partner
Current

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.

Associate
Prior

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.

Partner
2014 - Prior

Goodwin Procter LLP is a law firm which provides advice to companies in public and private enterprises. Its services include antitrust & competition, financial restructuring, business litigation, securities & corporate finance, leveraged finance, investment management, taxation, trust & estate planning, and criminal investigations. The company was founded in 1912 and is headquartered in Boston, MA

Boards & Committees
Board Member
Current
Political Donations
$250
2008

Former President of United States

Transactions
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Pluralsight, Inc. purchases GitPrime, Inc. from OpenView Investments LLC, Y Combinator LLC, DCVC Management Co. LLC, Bialla Venture Partners

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Lyft, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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Pluralsight, Inc. issued . USD Common Stock

Awards & Honors
2018
Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business
2017
The Legal 500 United States
2017
Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business
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