Bruce K. Dallas is a member of the Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP corporate department and is a founding partner of its Menlo Park office. He advises on corporate finance, derivatives, SEC disclosure and corporate governance. His transactional work includes initial public offerings (with an emphasis on high-technology and bio-technology companies), high-yield and convertible debt offerings, and registered and OTC prepaid forward monetizations.
Mr. Dallas is the primary capital markets partner for AVG Technologies, Comcast, E*TRADE, MASCO, Oracle, Roper Industries and Texas Instruments. He also regularly represents leading underwriters. His recent transactions include advising Comcast in connection with financing its NBCUniversal joint venture, NBCUniversal's $9.1 billion debut public offering, public debt offerings for Adobe, Comcast, E*TRADE, Roper, SAIC and Texas Instruments, a convertible note offering for Electronic Arts, initial public offerings for AVG Technologies, Endocyte, Enphase Energy, Inphi, and MaxLinear and equity offerings by Affymax, Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Beckman Coulter, Endocyte, Inphi, Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Xenoport. Mr. Dallas participated in the design of McDonald's Corporation's spinout of Chipotle using a first-ever dollar parity pricing tender offer mechanism, and Google's transferable stock option program.
Mr. Dallas is a frequent speaker. This is his third year presenting at the Practicing Law Drafting Securities Filings seminar. He has also presented at the Northwestern Law School's 37th Annual Securities Regulation Institute, the 2009 National Conference of the Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals, and as California co-chairman of the 2008 Practicing Law Institute's Nuts & Bolts of Financial Products. Mr. Dallas is listed as a leading lawyer in several legal industry publications, including Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business and The Legal 500 United States.
Mr. Dallas graduated with an A.B. and an A.M. (Chemistry) from Dartmouth College in 1979, and a J.D. and M.B.A. from Vanderbilt University in 1984. He clerked for the Hon. Harry W. Wellford, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit in 1984-85. He joined Davis Polk in 1985.