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Allison Berry Spinner

Allison Berry Spinner

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Palo Alto, CA, USA


ALLISON BERRY SPINNER
Partner

Corporate Finance
Corporate Law & Governance
Energy Innovation & Clean Technology
Entrepreneurial Services
Mergers & Acquisitions
Venture Capital

EXPERIENCE:

Allison Berry Spinner is a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Her practice focuses on corporate and securities transactions in the technology sector. Allison's clients include companies in the software, networking, wireless communications, semiconductor, Internet, consumer goods, energy and clean technology, and retail industries. She regularly handles corporate governance matters for public and private companies, investment banks, and venture capital and private equity firms.

Allison has been involved in more than 20 public offering processes and also has extensive transactional experience in venture capital and private equity and debt transactions, as well as mergers and acquisitions involving both public and private companies. She has represented clients who have received funds from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, New Enterprise Associates, Norwest Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital, and Warburg Pincus, among others.

Prior to joining Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Allison clerked in the United
States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

SELECT RECENT TRANSACTIONS:

  • Representation of Barracuda Networks in its 2013 IPO and Yodlee in its 2014 IPO
  • Representation of the underwriters led by J.P. Morgan, Citigroup, and Barclays in the 2014 IPO of GoPro
  • Representation of the underwriters led by J.P. Morgan and BofA Merrill Lynch in the 2013 IPO of Wix.com
  • Representation of Internet companies EvntLive, SeatMe, and SET Media in their 2013 acquisitions by Yahoo, Yelp, and Conversant
  • Representation of the underwriters led by Goldman, Sachs and Morgan Stanley in the 2013 IPO of Nimble Storage
  • Representation of MindJet in its 2013 acquisition of Spigit

SELECT CLIENTS:

  • Amobee (sold to SingTel)
  • Barracuda Networks
  • Blade Network Technologies (sold to IBM)
  • Cole Haan
  • Ecologic Brands
  • Contact Information
  • GoDaddy
  • MindJet
  • QuantumScape Corporation
  • Tapulous (sold to Disney)
  • Tula Technology
  • Virdia
  • WatchDox
  • Yodlee

EDUCATION:

  • J.D., Columbia University Law School, 1996
    Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; Managing Editor, Columbia Law Review
  • B.A., Political Science, Stanford University, 1993
    With Distinction

HONORS:

  • Named in the 2015 edition of Northern California Super Lawyers
  • Named among Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal's "Women of Influence" in 2015
  • Named to The Recorder's list of "Women Leaders in Tech Law," September 2014

SELECT SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:

  • Panelist, "Key Investment Trends," Advanced Venture Capital, Practising Law Institute, December 2013
  • Moderator, "IPO Prospects/Lessons Learned," Third Annual Next Generation Bio-Based Chemicals Summit, San Diego, California, January 2012
  • Panelist, "Rise of Super Angels and Seed Investment Funds," Advanced Venture Capital, Practising Law Institute, December 2010
  • Panelist, "The Rules, the Players and the Annual SEC Filings; Executive Compensation Disclosure, the Quarterly Report and Practical Tips," Year-End and Quarterly Reporting, Practising Law Institute, September 2010

ADMISSIONS:

  • State Bar of California
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