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Christina F. Pearson

Christina F. Pearson

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Palo Alto, CA, USA

Practice Areas/Industries
  • Corporate & Securities - Technology
    -Emerging Growth
  • Corporate & Securities
  • Technology
  • Clean Technology
Christina Pearson represents technology companies on corporate and securities matters in all stages of their business life cycle – from start-up to maturity and liquidity transactions. She has been assisting emerging growth companies in their corporate matters and financing transactions for over 7 years, during which time she has closed over 100 venture capital financings.

Ms. Pearson has extensive experience working with private companies such as Aerion Corporation, Apigee, BlueStack Systems, Empowered Careers and Tilera, and represents public companies including CafePress,eGain, Financial Engines, SYNNEX Corporation and Veracyte, advising them on corporate governance, transactional, periodic reporting and other general corporate matters. With regard to transactional matters, Ms. Pearson has counseled her clients through 17 mergers and acquisitions since 2010, and some of her representative matters include the sale of Atheros to Qualcomm, Agnilux to Google, WebEx to Cisco, RMI to NetLogic, Tensilica to Cadence Design Systems, and Validity Sensors to Synaptics.

Ms. Pearson regularly assists public companies in their public and other equity offerings. She has closed 4 IPOs since 2010 including Veracyte, Inc. in November 2013, and has assisted on 7 others.

Ms. Pearson is co-chair of the Corporations Committee of the California State Bar where she has assisted with drafting legislative proposals for consideration by the state legislature regarding changes to the Corporations Code of California.

Prior to joining Pillsbury, Ms. Pearson served as a judicial extern to Alex Kozinski, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Honors & Awards

  • Super Lawyers, Rising Stars - Northern California (2009-2013)

  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law
  • M.A., History, University of Virginia
  • B.B.A., Business, The College of William and Mary

State of California



Speaking Engagements

The Annual Meeting of the State Bar of California: Advising the ‘Pre-Public’ Company, with participants from USC Gould School of Law and Fortis General Counsel LLP, October 2012.

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