Peter Cohn

Peter Cohn, a partner in the Silicon Valley office, is a member of the firm’s Corporate Group. He represents emerging growth technology companies, venture capital firms, and investment banks in a broad range of matters, including initial public offerings, venture capital and other private securities financings, strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions, and executive compensation matters, as well as technology licensing and general corporate matters.

Representative company clients include BayTSP, Inc., Chuckwalla, Inc., Cloud Systems, Inc., Concept2Company, Inc., Crossing Automation, Inc., Digital Keystone, Inc., ESS Technologies, Inc., Faculte, Inc., Guidewire Group, Inc., Integrated Memory Logic, Inc., Kona Medical, Inc., Medlogics Device Corporation, Nethra Imaging, Inc., Nocimed LLC, Oraya Therapeutics, Inc., Plus 3 Network, Inc., Provade, Inc., Quantum4D, Inc., Red Aril, Inc., TellX, Inc., Visual EDGE Technology, Inc., Xceive Corporation, as well as public companies such as EnergyConnect Group, Inc., PDF Solutions, Inc. and Integrated Memory Logic Limited.

Major transactions include representation of the following clients.

* SnapTrack, Inc. in its $1 billion sale to QUALCOMM Incorporated in a stock merger.
* PDF Solutions, Inc. in its $68 million initial public offering and concurrent private placement as well as in various acquisitions of other companies.
* Integrated Memory Logic Limited in its initial public offering on the Taiwan Stock Exchange, the first foriegn company to go public on such exchange.
* ESS Technology, Inc. in its $107 million public offering, various acquisitions, its sale to a private equity firm and continued representation following such sale.
* MediaQ, Inc. in its $80 million sale to NVIDIA Corporation in a cash-out merger.
* Galvantech, Inc. in its $150 million sale to Cypress Semiconductor Corporation in a stock merger.
* Xemod Corporation in its sale to Sirenza Microdevices.
* Business Resource Group in its sale to Three Cities Fund III, L.P. pursuant to a tender offer.
Mr. Cohn joined Orrick in May 1999 to help start Orrick’s Silicon Valley Emerging Company Practice. He previously practiced with Venture Law Group in Menlo Park, California from 1995 to 1999; Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin in San Francisco from 1986 to 1995; and Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York City from 1982 to 1986.

He has served on the Board of Directors of: Family House, Inc., a temporary home for families of children undergoing cancer treatment at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center; and KTEH Foundation - Channel 54 (PBS), the San Jose public television station.