Robert A. Koenig

Silicon Valley
  • 140 Scott Drive
  • Menlo Park, CA 94025
  • USA

Robert Koenig advises public and private companies on strategic transactions as well as on securities 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 on securities and corporate governance issues and negotiates transactions in every phase of company growth, including:

  • Initial public offerings (IPOs)
  • Private offerings
  • Public equity and debt financings
  • Mergers and acquisitions

He draws on three decades of experience to provide exceptionally knowledgeable advice on corporate governance standards and obligations under federal securities laws — particularly the regulation of insider trading under Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act, Securities Act registration, Rule 144, proxy rules, and disclosure requirements.

He has developed a focus on public companies active in a broad range of industries, including technology, life sciences, retail, and hospitality.

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
  • eBay in corporate governance and securities law compliance
  • Electronics For Imaging in strategic acquisitions and general corporate matters
  • Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, and Merrill Lynch in the underwriting of IPOs, follow-on offerings, and Rule 144A convertible note offerings for a range of technology issuers
  • Hyatt Hotels in securities law compliance
  • Intuitive Surgical in strategic acquisitions and general corporate matters
  • 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
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