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Horace Nash

Horace Nash

Fenwick & West LLP

Mountain View, CA, USA

Horace L. Nash is a partner, and is Co-Chair of the Securities Group, of Fenwick & West, a law firm serving the needs of technology and life science companies from offices in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Seattle and Boise.

For venture-backed private companies, Mr. Nash provides corporate counseling and transactional advice to prepare the company for its initial public offering. For public company clients, he leads capital-raising transactions and counsels the company on corporate governance and sensitive disclosure or compliance issues. Mr. Nash also advises investment banks serving as underwriters in IPOs and follow-on public offerings. Mr. Nash has represented companies in many industries, including consulting, contract manufacturing, eCommerce, enterprise software, food, industrial equipment, Internet, mobile Internet, networking equipment, retail, semiconductors, and software-as-a-service. He has led a wide variety of securities transactions, including many initial public offerings, follow-on public offerings of debt and equity securities, Rule 144A offerings of convertible notes and high-yield debt, shelf registrations and PIPE transactions. Mr. Nash is a frequent speaker on corporate governance and securities law developments.

Mr. Nash has been selected as a Northern California "Super Lawyer" in the areas of Securities & Corporate Finance and Corporate Governance & Compliance each year since 2006.

Mr. Nash is a member of the State Bar of California. He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School cum laude, and served as Policy Essays Editor for the Harvard Journal on Legislation. Prior to law school, Mr. Nash earned his Ph.D. from Stanford University and spent a year at Beijing University. He received his B.A. with honors from the University of Chicago.


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