Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman (Pillsbury) is a full-service law firm with market-leading strengths in the energy, financial services, real estate and technology sectors. With offices in the world’s major financial and technology centers, they counsel clients on all aspects of global transactions and litigation. Their multidisciplinary teams allow them to anticipate trends and offer a 360-degree perspective on complex business and legal issues—helping clients take greater advantage of opportunities and better mitigate risk.
Pillsbury is indelibly linked to the development of the industrial age and the evolution of today’s global digital economy. In the late 1800s they helped long-time client AT&T install the first telephone wires on city streets; incorporated the predecessor to Chevron in 1900; and 105 years later advised Chevron in its $18.5B acquisition of Unocal. They enforced the first patent for an X-ray machine used in the treatment of cancer in 1940; co-authored the 1952 Patent Act; launched the nation’s first nuclear energy practice in 1960; and advised on the formation of Intel Corporation in 1968. In 1970, they took the first New York Stock Exchange member firm public; in 1987, won an important decision from the U.S. Supreme Court allowing states to regulate corporate takeovers; registered the first trademark for a dotcom in 1994; and facilitated a record $2.2B public offering for Network Solutions, Inc. in 2000.
Representing Sensor-Kinesis’ interest are Dave Snyder who is a partner in the law firm’s Corporate & Securities practice based in San Diego, California. Mr. Snyder has been a practicing attorney for more than 30 years, focusing on corporate finance and general corporate matters. Mr. Snyder’s practice has involved serving as lead counsel in numerous public offerings of equity and debt securities, representing NASDAQ and New York Stock Exchange public companies in their ongoing SEC reporting obligations and handling private placement and public and private merger and acquisition transactions. He has counseled boards and special committees of directors in contested takeovers and in stockholder litigation in California, Delaware and federal courts.
Mr. Snyder has been a frequent speaker on matters of corporate securities law and has written annual updates on federal securities law matters for The Business Lawyer since 1988. He has been ranked in The Best Lawyers in America for over 15 years and was ranked as a top lawyer for Corporate, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law and Venture Capital Law in the publication’s 2009 edition. Mr. Snyder has been profiled in the last several editions of Chambers USA as one of America’s Leading Capital Markets: Debt & Equity Lawyers in California. Mr. Snyder is also recognized by Chambers Global as one of America’s Leading Capital Markets: Debt & Equity Lawyers on the West Coast.
Mr. Snyder has served on the firm’s Managing Board since 1998, and served as Vice-Chair of the firm from 2004–2006. He is presently Chair of the firm’s Business Department.
American Bar Association; San Diego County Bar Association; ABA Federal Securities Law Committee
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