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Robert A. Freedman

Robert A. Freedman

Fenwick & West LLP

San Francisco, CA, USA


Robert Freedman is co-chair of the Securities & Corporate Finance group and provides corporate and securities law services to late stage and public technology and life sciences companies. He leads initial public offerings and follow-on offerings of equity and debt, and focuses on advising boards and management on corporate and securities law compliance and disclosure matters. Rob has represented issuers and underwriters in securities offerings by public companies for over 20 years. Rob also concentrates on mergers and acquisitions and private financings for public companies.

Among the clients he has represented are:

 

  • Aeglea BioTherapeutics, Inc.
  • AnaptysBio, Inc.
  • Audentes Therapeutics, Inc.
  • BioPharmX Corporation
  • Corium International, Inc.
  • Concur Technologies, Inc.
  • Data Domain, Inc.
  • DexCom, Inc.
  • Handspring, Inc.
  • Keynetics Inc.
  • Loxo Oncology, Inc.
  • Macromedia, Inc.
  • Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
  • Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.
  • Opsware, Inc.
  • OrbiMed Advisors LLC
  • ProNAi Therapeutics, Inc.
  • ServiceNow, Inc.
  • Shutterfly, Inc.
  • Silver Spring Networks, Inc.
  • Thomas Weisel Partners
  • ZymoGenetics, Inc.

Clients Rob has represented in initial public offerings include:

 

  • Aeglea BioTherapeutics, Inc.
  • Castlight Health, Inc.
  • Corium International, Inc.
  • Cowen and Company, LLC
  • Dermira, Inc.
  • DexCom, Inc.
  • J.P. Morgan Securities Inc.
  • Loxo Oncology, Inc.
  • Planet Payment, Inc.
  • Piper Jaffray & Co.
  • ProNAi Therapeutics, Inc.
  • ServiceNow, Inc.
  • Shutterfly, Inc.
  • Silver Springs Networks, Inc.

Clients Rob has represented in merger and acquisition and tender offer transactions include:

  • DexCom, Inc.’s acquisition of SweetSpot Diabetes Care, Inc.
  • Zappos.com, Inc.’s acquisition by Amazon.com, Inc.
  • Alpha Innotech Corp.’s acquisition by Cell Biosciences, Inc.
  • Data Domain, Inc.’s acquisition by EMC Corporation
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.’s acquisition of WebEx Communications, Inc.
  • Macromedia, Inc.’s merger with Adobe, Inc.

Rob is a member of the State bars of California, Idaho and Washington. He received his A.B. degree in biochemistry and history in 1987 from Bowdoin College where he graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He received his J.D. degree, with distinction, in 1993 from Stanford University. In 2015, Robert was recommended by The Legal 500 for his individual practice and role as co-chair of Fenwick’s corporate and securities practice, which was recognized as a team of “highly knowledgeable and flexible technology sector specialists. Prior to law school, Rob was a banker for Manufacturers Hanover Trust in New York.

Rob is the co-chair for the Practising Law Institute’s “How to Prepare an Initial Public Offering” program.

Robert A. Freedman is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Real Life Issues: Fact Patterns and Other Hot Topics in the IPO Process - How to Prepare an Initial Public Offering 2017, Thursday, April 06, 2017
The IPO Preparation Process: From Whiteboard to Ringing the Bell - How to Prepare an Initial Public Offering 2017, Thursday, April 06, 2017
The Accountant’s Perspective and Comfort Letters - How to Prepare an Initial Public Offering 2017, Thursday, April 06, 2017
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks How to Prepare an Initial Public Offering 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Planning for Your Initial Public Offering (April 2017) - How to Prepare an Initial Public Offering 2017, Thursday, April 06, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio The IPO Preparation Process: From Whiteboard to Ringing the Bell - The IPO Preparation Process: From Whiteboard to Ringing the Bell , Thursday, April 06, 2017
Real Life Issues: Fact Patterns and Other Hot Topics in the IPO Process - Real Life Issues: Fact Patterns and Other Hot Topics in the IPO Process, Thursday, April 06, 2017
The Accountant’s Perspective and Comfort Letters - The Accountant’s Perspective and Comfort Letters, Thursday, April 06, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts The IPO Preparation Process: From Whiteboard to Ringing the Bell - The IPO Preparation Process: From Whiteboard to Ringing the Bell , Thursday, April 06, 2017
The Accountant’s Perspective and Comfort Letters - The Accountant’s Perspective and Comfort Letters, Thursday, April 06, 2017
Real Life Issues: Fact Patterns and Other Hot Topics in the IPO Process - Real Life Issues: Fact Patterns and Other Hot Topics in the IPO Process, Thursday, April 06, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Real Life Issues: Fact Patterns and Other Hot Topics in the IPO Process - Real Life Issues: Fact Patterns and Other Hot Topics in the IPO Process, Thursday, April 06, 2017
The Accountant’s Perspective and Comfort Letters - The Accountant’s Perspective and Comfort Letters, Thursday, April 06, 2017
The IPO Preparation Process: From Whiteboard to Ringing the Bell - The IPO Preparation Process: From Whiteboard to Ringing the Bell , Thursday, April 06, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs How to Prepare an Initial Public Offering 2017, Monday, April 10, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar How to Prepare an Initial Public Offering 2018, Wednesday, April 04, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast How to Prepare an Initial Public Offering 2018, Wednesday, April 04, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web How to Prepare an Initial Public Offering 2018, Wednesday, April 04, 2018, Boston, MA
How to Prepare an Initial Public Offering 2018, Wednesday, April 04, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
How to Prepare an Initial Public Offering 2018, Wednesday, April 04, 2018, Nashville, TN
How to Prepare an Initial Public Offering 2018, Wednesday, April 04, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
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