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David A. Makarechian

O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Menlo Park, CA, USA

David Makarechian, Chair of O’Melveny’s Emerging Technologies Group and Head of O’Melveny’s Northern California Corporate Department, is a boardroom-level corporate lawyer who has twenty-five years of experience working with entrepreneurs, executives, and investors to support the growth of innovative technology companies. His clients include public companies, private companies and start-ups, venture and private equity investors and investment banks. He also advises multinational companies and sovereign wealth funds in international transactions. David has represented some of the most prominent companies and investors in the technology sector, including Android in its sale to Google, Yahoo! and Priceline.com in various acquisitions, and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in venture capital investments. His clients include Finisar Corporation, the world’s largest manufacturer of optical components, HID Global Corporation, a leading provider of secure identity solutions, and leading international multinational corporations, such as Mitsui & Co. and sovereign wealth funds, such as GIC.

David focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, growth and PIPE investments, 1934 Act counseling of public companies, and organizing and structuring venture-backed and emerging growth enterprises. In addition, he has significant experience in buy-outs, divestures and spin-outs, joint ventures, cross-border M&A, and technology transactions of all types.

David is recognized for his ability to provide experienced guidance and practical solutions on business and legal issues. Chambers & Partners describes him as a “professional and detail-oriented” lawyer who also is “very cool and pragmatic,” and Legal 500 cites clients who praise him as “responsive, diligent, and thorough.”

David A. Makarechian is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Mergers and Acquisitions of Venture-Backed Companies in 2018 - Advanced Venture Capital 2018, Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment VC Exit Strategies - Advanced Venture Capital 2018, Thursday, October 18, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio VC Exit Strategies - VC Exit Strategies, Thursday, October 18, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts VC Exit Strategies - VC Exit Strategies, Thursday, October 18, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg VC Exit Strategies - VC Exit Strategies, Thursday, October 18, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Advanced Venture Capital 2018, Wednesday, October 24, 2018, San Francisco, CA

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