Robert Koenig serves as the firm’s Vice General Counsel, and advises public and private companies as well as financial institutions on corporate transactions, securities laws, and corporate governance issues. He has served as Chair of the Silicon Valley Corporate Department and as Global Co-Chair of the Public Company Representation Practice.

Mr. Koenig advises clients in a broad range of corporate transactions, including:

  • Initial public offerings (IPOs)
  • Private offerings
  • Public equity and debt financings
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Resale transactions
  • Special purpose acquisition companies (SPAC) and deSPAC transactions

He draws on three decades of experience to provide exceptionally knowledgeable advice on the obligations of issuers, major stockholders, and financial institutions under the federal securities laws, including registration, reporting, disclosure, and resale requirements.

He has developed a focus on public companies active in a broad range of industries. These industries include technology, life sciences, retail, and hospitality. He also advises major Wall Street investment banks on the application of federal securities laws to their trading and other transactional activities.

Mr. Koenig’s representative experience includes:

  • Alliant Partners in its sale to Silicon Valley Bank
  • Altran Technologies, SA in its acquisition of Lohika Systems
  • Avery Dennison in strategic acquisitions and general corporate matters
  • Bare Escentuals in its IPO
  • Biglari Holdings in its securities law compliance and dual-class stock reorganization
  • Demand Media in its IPO and general corporate matters
  • diaDexus in private financings and technology alliances, and a reverse merger with VaxGen
  • Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, Genstar Capital and GI Partners in their private equity investing activities
  • Duolingo in its IPO
  • eBay in corporate governance and securities law compliance
  • Electronics For Imaging in strategic acquisitions and general corporate matters
  • Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Bank of America, and other Wall Street investment banks in the underwriting of IPOs, follow-on offerings, derivative transactions, secondary market activity, and Rule 144A convertible note offerings
  • Hyatt Hotels in securities law compliance
  • Intuitive Surgical in strategic acquisitions and general corporate matters
  • Joby Aviation in its deSPAC transaction and securities law compliance
  • Juno Therapeutics in strategic transactional matters and securities law compliance
  • Kyphon in corporate development, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters
  • Pacific Gas & Electric in corporate governance and securities law compliance
  • PayPal in its IPO and general corporate matters
  • Singapore Technologies Telemedia in strategic equity and debt investments in US technology companies
  • Spotify in US securities law compliance
  • Symmetricom in its sale to Microsemi
  • Tessera Technologies in its IPO and strategic acquisitions
  • Xperi in corporate governance, securities law compliance, and general corporate matters

Bar Qualification

  • California


  • JD, Stanford Law School, 1986
  • BA, Stanford University, 1983