March 11, 2019

New York, NY (March 11, 2019) --- Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP today announced that Craig Menden has joined the firm as a partner in the Palo Alto, California office. Mr. Menden, previously a partner at Cooley LLP, focuses on the representation of technology and life sciences companies in a broad range of deal structures, including classic public company acquisitions and VC-backed private acquisitions. Additionally, he regularly represents parties in acquihires, tax free double mergers, tender offers, so-called “reverse” mergers and other less common structures. His clients range from young startups and hot unicorns to mature technology companies. Some of Mr. Menden’s recent notable transactions include advising Rovi Corporation in its $1.1 billion acquisition of TiVo, Cisco Systems in its $660 million acquisition of Luxtera and $635 million acquisition of OpenDNS, Elemental Technologies in its sale to, and Snap in numerous acquisitions.

“We are delighted to welcome Craig to our growing Palo Alto team. His expansive M&A and corporate transactional experience complements Willkie's pre-eminent private equity, M&A, and technology transactions expertise in the Bay Area, and promotes greater opportunities for all our clients,” said Tiffany Lee, managing partner of the Palo Alto office.

“I am excited to join the firm’s growing Palo Alto office,” said Mr. Menden. “Willkie’s depth and experience in M&A and other corporate transactions is a great fit for my transactional practice, and I’m looking forward to expanding the firm’s platform in Palo Alto for technology M&A and other transactions.”

Willkie’s international network provides comprehensive legal services to clients. The firm represents a number of clients in the technology and fintech sectors in a variety of matters including M&A, private equity, capital markets, finance, intellectual property, litigation and other business combinations.

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP is an international law firm of more than 700 attorneys with offices in New York, Washington, Houston, Palo Alto, Paris, London, Frankfurt, Brussels, Milan and Rome. The firm is headquartered in New York City at 787 Seventh Avenue. Tel: 212.728.8000.

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