Palo Alto – LAWFUEL – Legal Newswire – DLA Piper US LLP has announce…

Palo Alto – LAWFUEL – Legal Newswire – DLA Piper US LLP has announced that Khoa Do and Micheal Reagan have joined the firm’s Corporate and Securities practice group in Silicon Valley as partners. The attorneys, both alumni of Wilson Sonsini, join DLA Piper from Greenberg Traurig, where Khoa Do was the chair of the Silicon Valley Corporate and Securities practice.

The appointment of Do and Reagan reflects DLA Piper’s commitment to the continued expansion of its Corporate and Securities practice in Silicon Valley. As an integral part of that commitment, a key focus of DLA Piper’s Palo Alto office in 2007 has been securing targeted growth in venture capital, private equity and M&A.

Since 1999, DLA Piper has represented clients in more than 1,000 venture capital transactions, totaling over $13 billion in value. Last year, the firm had more than 245 angel and venture capital financings, ranking #3 in the world for emerging growth/venture capital financings by deal volume according to VentureSource. DLA Piper also ranked #1 globally in terms of the number of M&A deals last year according to mergermarket, the mergers and acquisitions intelligence service.

“The arrival of Khoa and Micheal represents a significant addition to an already strong team in the Silicon Valley corporate practice,” said Jay Rains, co-chair of the firm’s Corporate and Securities practice. “They are both outstanding, driven attorneys with extremely strong relationships among business and technology thought leaders in Silicon Valley, as well as the broader technology community, particularly in Vietnam and China.”

“Khoa Do and Micheal Reagan are a perfect fit for our Silicon Valley and global platform,” added Greg Gallo, partner in the firm’s Corporate and Securities practice in Silicon Valley. “They each have a strong international client base that will be well served by the firm’s global business network and cross-border credentials.”

Do’s practice concentrates on representing emerging growth and established technology and traditional companies on a wide variety of matters, including corporate formation and governance, venture capital financings, public offerings, mergers and acquisitions and public company reporting. He represents venture capital firms and private equity firms in connection with private securities offerings.

Do also has a developing practice representing Asian companies and entrepreneurs, with a particular interest in Vietnam. He speaks fluent Vietnamese and his clients include Vietnamese state-owned enterprises as well as Vietnamese venture capital funds. Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig as one of the founding partners in their Silicon Valley office, Do practiced with Wilson Sonsini. He received a JD from Northwestern University and a BA, magna cum laude, with highest distinction from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.

With equally seasoned venture capital and mergers and acquisitions experience, Reagan’s practice focuses on representing emerging growth and established technology companies on a wide variety of matters, including corporate formation and governance, venture capital financings, public offerings, mergers and acquisitions and public company reporting. He represents venture capital firms in connection with private securities offerings.

Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, Reagan practiced with Wilson Sonsini. He is fluent in Lao and Thai. Reagan received a JD from Georgetown University Law Center and a BS, magna cum laude, from Brigham Young University.

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