Reed Smith Welcomes New Corporate Partner in Silicon Valley

(PALO ALTO, April 28, 2011)—Reed Smith announced today the addition of another experienced corporate attorney to its Silicon Valley office. Matt Oshinsky joins the firm as a partner after seven years with the Palo Alto office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where he managed transaction teams for leading technology companies, as well as numerous other public and privately-held companies in complex merger, asset sale and divestiture transactions. For the five years prior to that, Oshinsky was with Menlo Park’s Venture Law Group, where he provided general outside counsel services to dozens of start-ups.

“Matt is a perfect fit with our teams here in Palo Alto,” says Catharina Min, managing partner of the firm’s Silicon Valley office. “He is an excellent lawyer with tremendous experience in complex M&A deals, and venture capital/private equity financings and recapitalizations.”

“We are very pleased to welcome such a rising star with a proven track record,” says Silicon Valley partner Rich Scudellari, who is the Global Chair of the firm’s Emerging Growth/Venture Capital Team. “Matt’s arrival augments our transactional capabilities and continues our build-out of corporate partners with significant ties to the region.”

“I am excited to join this growing office, which I see expanding greatly in the coming years,” says Mr. Oshinsky. “With its strong roots in local and international financing sources, Reed Smith is an excellent fit with my practice at the start-up end, and the firm’s global presence provides a dynamic platform for representing local and overseas clients in M&A work.”

A graduate of Yale University, Oshinsky began his career at the White House in 1993, where he served on President Clinton’s personnel staff before taking a position with the State Department in the U.S Agency for International Development. Oshinsky then obtained his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 1998.

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