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Alfredo B. D. Silva

Morrison & Foerster LLP

San Francisco, CA, USA

Alfredo Silva is a partner in Morrison & Foerster LLP’s corporate group and is a member of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee.  Mr. Silva represents public and private companies and investors in a broad range of corporate and securities law matters.

Mr. Silva’s practice includes initial public offerings and other capital markets transactions, including primary and secondary equity offerings, at-the-market offerings, 144A offerings and private placements, early- and late-stage preferred stock financings and public and private mergers and acquisitions.  In his public company practice, Mr. Silva also counsels issuers on corporate governance issues, reporting under the 1934 Act and Section 16, compliance with the U.S. federal securities laws, and compliance with the listing standards of Nasdaq and the New York Stock Exchange.

Among other engagements, Mr. Silva represented Restoration Hardware Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: RH) on its initial public offering, two secondary offerings of common stock, and an offering of convertible notes for a combined $1.7 billion, Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBII), an agtech company, on its initial public offering, follow-on common stock offerings and a private placement for a combined $168 million, and Catalyst Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBIO) and DURECT Corporation (NASDAQ: DRRX), both clinical-stage pharmaceutical companies, in their implementation of at-the-market equity programs and other transactions.

Mr. Silva is recognized by The Recorder, California’s leading legal news publication, as a 2013 Lawyer on the Fast Track, was the inaugural winner of Morrison & Foerster LLP’s Kathi Pugh Award for Pro Bono Service in 2014 and is a 2017 Fellow in the Leadership Council for Legal Diversity program.

Mr. Silva received his B.S. degree, cum laude with distinction, in Engineering Sciences (Chemical) from Yale College in 2004 and received his J.D. degree from Yale Law School in 2008. Mr. Silva speaks conversational Mandarin Chinese, and spent a year at China’s Tsinghua University researching issues in intellectual property protection on a Fulbright Fellowship.


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