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Curtis L. Mo

Curtis L. Mo

DLA Piper LLP (US)

East Palo Alto, CA, USA


Curtis Mo is recognized as a leading corporate and securities lawyer in Silicon Valley.

Curtis has represented emerging growth companies, major public companies, investment banks, venture capital funds and private equity funds in hundreds of public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, buyouts, venture capital financings and other complex transactions. He has extensive experience in corporate governance matters and regularly acts as general outside counsel to public and private companies at all stages of development, particularly in the technology, life sciences, clean energy technology and consumer sectors.

He has handled special projects that have had significant impact on the technology sector, including the spin-off of Firefox from Mozilla, the establishment of the Wordpress Foundation, and the creation of the Internet of Things Consortium.

PRESENTATIONS AND SEMINARS

  • Founder and Co-chair, PLI's Venture Capital and Silicon Valley Corporate Law Update conferences, Co-chair, Annual Institute on Securities Regulation (2001 – 2006)
  • Advisory Board, Annual Securities Regulation Institute in San Diego

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Curtis was the founding and managing partner of the Palo Alto office of two different national law firms, and co-chair of the Corporate group in Silicon Valley for a third.

RECOGNITIONS

  • M&A Advisor 2013 Award for Technology, Media, Telecom Dealmaking
  • Chambers USA has recognized Curtis as a leader in Corporate/M&A: Venture Capital and Corporate/M&A: Deals in Asia.
  • American Lawyer "Dealmaker of the Year," 2003
  • AlwaysOn: "100 Top Deal Makers" list
  • California Law Business "Top 20 Lawyers in the State of California under the Age of 40"
  • IPO Vital Signs, Top 100 IPO Lawyers
  • San Jose magazine, Top Lawyers in Silicon Valley

CREDENTIALS

Education
Columbia University School of Law J.D.

Columbia University B.A.

Admissions
California
New York

Curtis L. Mo is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Term Sheet Negotiation - Venture Capital 2017: Nuts and Bolts, Thursday, June 29, 2017
Late Stage Investment Trends - Advanced Venture Capital 2017, Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Venture Capital 2017: Nuts and Bolts
Advanced Venture Capital 2017
Venture Capital 2018: Nuts and Bolts
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters The Initial Public Offering Process - Venture Capital 2017: Nuts and Bolts, Thursday, June 29, 2017
M&A Structures and Considerations - Venture Capital 2017: Nuts and Bolts, Thursday, June 29, 2017
Enterprise, Inc.—A Hypothetical Venture Capital Investment - Venture Capital 2017: Nuts and Bolts, Thursday, June 29, 2017
Venture Monitor 2Q 2017 - Advanced Venture Capital 2017, Monday, December 04, 2017
PwC/CB Insights, MoneyTree Report Q3 2017 - Advanced Venture Capital 2017, Monday, December 04, 2017
Friends and Family Round vs. Angel Round - Venture Capital 2018: Nuts and Bolts, Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Understanding Common Types of Seed Investments: 4 Useful Charts - Venture Capital 2018: Nuts and Bolts, Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Jennifer Kristen Lee, Louis Lehot, and Mark F. Radcliffe, Hybrid Token Offerings: The Rise of Token Offerings for Venture Backed-Companies (February 27, 2018) - Venture Capital 2018: Nuts and Bolts, Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Anton Ziajka, Capitalization Table Fundamentals - Venture Capital 2018: Nuts and Bolts, Wednesday, May 23, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Term Sheet Negotiation - Term Sheet Negotiation, Thursday, June 29, 2017
Late Stage Investment Trends - Late Stage Investment Trends, Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Term Sheet Negotiation - Term Sheet Negotiation, Thursday, June 29, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Term Sheet Negotiation - Term Sheet Negotiation, Thursday, June 29, 2017
Late Stage Investment Trends - Late Stage Investment Trends, Tuesday, December 05, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Venture Capital 2017: Nuts and Bolts, Friday, July 07, 2017, San Francisco, CA
Advanced Venture Capital 2017, Monday, December 11, 2017, San Francisco, CA
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters International Securities Offerings Under U.S. Securities Law; and Appendices 20A-20E - International Corporate Practice: A Practitioner's Guide to Global Success, Friday, January 19, 2018
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Venture Capital 2018: Nuts and Bolts, Thursday, May 31, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Advanced Venture Capital 2018, Wednesday, October 17, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Venture Capital 2018: Nuts and Bolts, Thursday, May 31, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Advanced Venture Capital 2018, Wednesday, October 17, 2018, San Francisco, CA
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