William L. Hughes

Partner at Fenwick & West LLP

William L. Hughes

William L. Hughes

Partner at Fenwick & West LLP

Biography

William Hughes focuses his practice on securities offerings, counseling public companies and securities law compliance. Bill’s experience encompasses initial public offerings, follow-on equity offerings, investment grade debt offerings, convertible debt offerings and going-private transactions. Bill regularly advises companies on disclosure and reporting obligations under U.S. federal securities laws, corporate governance issues and stock exchange listing obligations.

Bill has been involved in than 30 public offering processes, including advising:

* Alteryx, Inc. in its $126 million initial public offering

* Underwriters led by Credit Suisse, J.P. Morgan, Citi, RBC Capital Markets and China Renaissance in the $193 million initial public offering of GDS Holdings Limited?

* Cisco Systems, Inc. in its $6.25 billion senior notes offering

* Cisco Systems, Inc. in its $7 billion senior notes offering

* Adesto Technologies Corporation in its $25 million initial public offering
* Cisco Systems, Inc. in its $5 billion senior notes offering

* Underwriters led by J.P. Morgan, BofA Merrill Lynch, and Citigroup in the $83 million follow-on public offering of TubeMogul, Inc.
* Underwriters led by BofA Merrill Lynch, Citigroup and RBC Capital Markets in the $50 million initial public offering TubeMogul, Inc.
* Underwriters led by Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs in the $100 million initial public offering of MobileIron, Inc.
* Cisco Systems, Inc. in its $8 billion senior notes offering

* Acucela Inc. in its $162 million initial public offering
* Underwriters led by Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan and BofA Merrill Lynch in the $86 million initial public offering of Barracuda Networks, Inc.
* Infoblox Inc. in its $120 million initial public offering and $115 million follow-on offering
* Symantec Corporation in its $1 billion senior notes offering

* Green Dot Corporation in its $189 million initial public offering and $286 million follow-on offering
* Symantec Corporation in its $1.1 billion senior notes offering

* ShoreTel, Inc. in its $86 million initial public offering
* Intuit Inc. in its $1.1 billion senior notes offering?

* Cepheid in its $99 million follow-on offering
* Diamond Foods, Inc. in its $117 million initial public offering and related co-op conversion
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Education
JD
Class of 1998

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, Phi Beta Kappa
Class of 1993

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

Fenwick & West LLP is a national law firm that provides comprehensive legal services to technology and life sciences clients of national and international prominence. The company's practice areas include antitrust and unfair competition, appellate, complex business litigation, copyright, corporate and securities, employment & labor, executive compensation & benefits, intellectual property and IP litigation. It offers legal advisory services in areas such as mergers and acquisitions, patent prosecution, privacy and information security. Fenwick & West was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

Attorney
Current

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is an international law firm founded in San Francisco, California. Orrick traces its roots back to 1863, making it the oldest continuously operating law firm in San Francisco. The firm is focused on serving companies in the technology, energy & infrastructure and financial sectors and practices in five core areas: Corporate, Energy & Infrastructure, Finance, Intellectual Property and Litigation.

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Fenwick & West LLP is a national law firm that provides comprehensive legal services to technology and life sciences clients of national and international prominence. The company's practice areas include antitrust and unfair competition, appellate, complex business litigation, copyright, corporate and securities, employment & labor, executive compensation & benefits, intellectual property and IP litigation. It offers legal advisory services in areas such as mergers and acquisitions, patent prosecution, privacy and information security. Fenwick & West was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

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Sonos, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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Cisco Systems, Inc. purchases BroadSoft, Inc.

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GDS Holdings Ltd. issued USD American Depositary Shares

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