Rick Kline

  • Partner
  • Erick.kline@lw.com
  • 140 Scott Drive
  • Menlo Park, CA 94025
  • USA
  • T +1.650.470.4987
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  • 505 Montgomery Street
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  • San Francisco, CA 94111-6538
  • USA
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Profile

Rick Kline advises companies and financial institutions on a range of corporate and securities matters, including capital markets offerings and corporate governance issues. Mr. Kline serves as Chair of the firm's Technology Industry Group.

A versatile corporate practitioner, Mr. Kline provides practical solutions to clients in significant transactional, compliance, and operational matters. He brings particular experience representing leading innovators and financiers in the technology sector, including within the digital media, information technology, and semiconductor sectors.

A significant focus of Mr. Kline’s work is capital markets transactions. He regularly represents both issuers and investment banks in complex equity securities offerings, including IPOs, direct listings, 144A offerings, and follow-on stock offerings.

Mr. Kline’s practice also includes company formations, venture financings, mergers and acquisitions, and a range of securities transactions.

Experience

Mr. Kline’s experience includes advising:

  • Snap in its US$1.3 billion convertible senior notes offering
  • Airtable in its US$735 million Series F financing
  • Point in its US$115 million Series C financing
  • Imago BioSciences in its US$134 million initial public offering
  • Thumbtack in its US$275 million investment
  • Slack in its:
    • US$27.7 billion sale to Salesforce
    • Direct listing on the New York Stock Exchange*
    • US$862 million 144A offering*
  • Health Catalyst in its US$209 million initial public offering and US$230 million 144A offering*  
  • Atlassian in its US$462 million initial public offering and US$1 billion 144A offering*
  • Guidewire in its: 
    • US$115 million initial public offering*
    • US$389 million, US$260 million, and US$200 million follow-on offerings*
    • US$360 million 144A offering*
    • Acquisition of Cyence* 
  • Okta in its: 
    • US$6.5 billion acquisition of Auth0
    • US$200 million initial public offering* 
    • US$1.15 billion, US$1 billion, and US$345 million 144A offerings* 
  • Twilio in its US$550 million 144A offering and US$1 billion follow-on offering* 
  • The Trade Desk in its US$225 million follow-on offering* 
  • NetSuite in its: 
    • US$200 million acquisition of Bronto Software*
    • US$185 million initial public offering* 
    • US$310 million 144A offering* 
  • Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs in the:
    • US$3.9 billion initial public offering of Snowflake*
    • US$3.4 billion initial public offering and US$1.3 billion and US$1 billion 144A offerings of Snap*
    • US$500 million 144A offering of New Relic*
    • US$400 million 144A offering of RingCentral*
  • Morgan Stanley in the: 
    • US$1.2 billion initial public offering of HashiCorp
    • US$130 million initial public offering of NerdWallet
    • US$302 million initial public offering of Allbirds
    • US$1.2 billion initial public offering of SentinelOne
    • US$357 million and US$550 million follow-on offerings, and US$633 million 144A offering of PluralSight*
    • US$172 million 144A offering of Model N*
    • US$60 million initial public offering of Tintri*
  • Goldman Sachs in the:
    • US$4.55 billion initial public offering of Coupang
    • US$610 million initial public offering of Switch*
    • US$221 million initial public offering of Mulesoft*
    • US$94 million initial public offering and US$93 million follow-on offering of Talend*
  • J.P. Morgan and Goldman Sachs in the:
    • US$1 billion convertible senior notes offering of Snap
    • US$259 million and US$747 million 144A offerings of Five9*
  • J.P. Morgan in the:
    • US$535 million initial public offering of LegalZoom
    • US$2.6 billion initial public offering and US$747 million 144A offering of Lyft*
  • J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley in the US$287 million initial public offering of Trivago*
  • Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, and J.P. Morgan in the US$175 million initial public offering of Box*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham 

“Rock star” 
Legal 500 US 2020 

“Fantastic to work with”
Chambers Global 2020

“Phenomenal”
“Takes a practical approach to solutions”
Chambers USA 2014-2021

Bar Qualification
  • California
Education
  • JD, University of Michigan, 1999
  • BA, BS, University of Pennsylvania, 1993
Industries
  • Fintech
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Technology
Practices
  • Capital Markets
  • Public Company Representation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Emerging Companies