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Christopher D. Dillon

Christopher D. Dillon

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Palo Alto, CA, USA

Christopher D. Dillon is a partner in Gibson Dunn’s Palo Alto office and is a member of the Corporate Transactions and Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Groups.  He has over 20 years of experience structuring, negotiating and executing complex corporate transactions.  He has regularly advised public and private corporate and private equity clients in a wide range of mergers and acquisitions (friendly and hostile), divestitures, joint ventures, strategic alliances and capital raising transactions.  In addition, he has extensive experience in counseling boards of directors and senior management teams in connection with corporate governance, public disclosure, SEC filings and other securities laws matters.

Mr. Dillon was previously Senior Managing Director at Union Square Advisors LLC, an investment bank focused on technology companies from 2007 to March 2011.  He acted as an investment banker advising technology clients on public and private mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions. Before that, he was a partner with Gunderson Dettmer from 2000 to 2007, serving as head of the Mergers & Acquisitions practice.  From 1988 to 2000, he practiced with Shearman & Sterling, first in New York before moving to the Bay Area to lead that firm’s West Coast M&A practice.  He graduated magna cum laude in 1988 from Boston College Law School, where he was an editor of the law review.  Mr. Dillon graduated summa cum laude from Boston College with a degree in Business Administration - Accounting.

Mr. Dillon has been admitted to practice in the states of California and New York.


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