PALO ALTO — A corporate securities partner has bounced from Bingham to Pillsbury.
Alan Kalin, who represents technology companies, entrepreneurs and investors in M&A, securities offerings, venture capital financings and new business formations, joined Pillsbury’s corporate and securities-technology practice in the Silicon Valley office on Friday. He has been a partner at Bingham McCutchen since 1999.
“It’s the most well-staffed, expert group in the Valley,” Kalin said of Pillsbury’s corporate partners Allison Leopold Tilley, Jorge del Calvo, Stanley Pierson and Davina Kaile.
He added that he’s crossed paths with a lot of Pillsbury’s team over the years. When Kalin represented NetLogic Microsystems Inc. in its merger with RMI Corp. in 2009, he worked opposite Pillsbury partners. Kalin also represented NetLogic in its 2011 $3.7 billion acquisition by Broadcom, and last year, he worked on follow-on public offerings for semiconductor company MoSys Inc. and business phone provider 8×8 Inc.
Bingham McCutchen saw sharp declines in revenue and profit in 2013, and Kalin is the fifth partner to depart from its Northern California offices since the beginning of the year. David Cannon, who counsels technology companies in trade-secret matters, left for the San Francisco office of Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton. IP litigator Zachery Alinder joined the S.F. office of Sideman Bancroft.
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