Richard Blake is a partner at Wilson Sonsini, where he practices corporate and securities law and the leader of the firm’s public companies practice. He practices corporate and securities law with a focus on public company representation, corporate governance, and public offerings. Richard has represented public and private clients across a broad range of industries, as well as investment banking and venture capital firms, and has been lead counsel on IPOs listed in PitchBook’s “Top 10 U.S. VC-backed IPOs” for many years.
Amy Simmerman is a partner in Wilson Sonsini’s Wilmington, Delaware office. Amy is a leader of the firm’s Delaware office and governance practice, and she serves on the firm’s board of directors. Her practice focuses on providing advice on all aspects of Delaware corporate law and related corporate governance issues, including fiduciary duties, mergers and acquisitions, stockholder activism, corporate formation, stock issuances, preferred stock investments, and various statutory matters. Amy regularly represents special committees of boards of directors in mergers and acquisitions, internal investigations, and other matters, and she provides corporate advice in the context of governance litigation.
James Griffin-Stanco is a partner in the Wilmington office, where he maintains a Delaware corporate law and corporate governance practice, providing advice to clients through all stages of a company’s life cycle, including with regard to fiduciary duties, entity formation, venture financings, public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and statutory requirements. He also represents special committees of boards of directors in mergers, internal investigations and other transactions, and provides corporate advice in the context of litigation and appraisals.
Jose Macias is a partner focusing on corporate and securities law. Jose has extensive experience in representing public companies. His practice includes all aspects of company representation, including public offerings, corporate governance counseling, complex securities laws issues, disclosure matters, SEC compliance, 1934 Act issues, private placements, takeover defensive measures, and mergers and acquisitions. He also has represented underwriters in public offerings and issuers and investors in private equity financings.
Lisa Stimmell is a partner based in the firm’s Palo Alto office. She practices corporate and securities law with a focus on advising public companies and larger enterprise clients on complex corporate governance, SEC compliance, and 1934 Act disclosure matters. She also advises late-stage private companies on enhancing governance structures and practices, as well as consideration of dual/multi-class governance structures.