Building on its successful tech-focused Intellectual Property practice, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP’s Silicon Valley office has expanded its services to include corporate and securities capability, with the addition of experienced deal-making attorney Steve Clinton. Clinton has assumed the role of Corporate & Securities Team Leader, Silicon Valley.

Clinton guides Silicon Valley’s tech companies in mergers, acquisitions and other corporate transactions. In addition, by negotiating and facilitating venture capital transactions, debt offerings, equity financings and other funding mechanisms, he helps these businesses obtain the capital needed to grow. Clinton also advises companies on a full range of SEC compliance issues.

His client roster includes both established and emerging technology companies, including Ensphere Solutions, Inc. and Affiliate Traction.

Clinton’s hiring brings a corporate, securities and transactional practice to the Silicon Valley office of Womble Carlyle, where corporate transactions are a bedrock practice of the firm as a whole. Clinton joins a firm-wide team of 80+ Corporate & Securities attorneys, many of whom focus on tech industry clients. In fact, Womble Carlyle is the founder and presenter of FastPitch, a quick-hitting venture capital meet-up for emerging tech companies and the investors that fund them. Womble Carlyle’s corporate attorneys also frequently write and speak on topics of interest to the tech sector.

Clinton comes to Womble Carlyle from the Silicon Valley office of Bingham McCutchen LLP (now Morgan Lewis and Bockius).

Avis Caravello Attorney Search Consultants LLC brokered the deal.

What They Are Saying

“Steve’s practice and clients are both perfect fits for the firm and our office. We knew we had to find the right attorney to launch our Silicon Valley-based corporate and securities practice. Steve is that attorney; he knows the local market and understands the types of companies we serve.”

- Mike Gencarella, Managing Partner of Womble Carlyle’s Silicon Valley office

“With the addition of Steve to our office, we have taken the first step towards meeting our goal of building a strong and deep corporate, securities and transactional practice in Silicon Valley to serve our clients based in that region and our clients from other regions that have operations or are doing transactions in the dynamic business environment of the West Coast. Steve’s credentials are impressive. He will enjoy the full support and bench strength of our 14-office, business-focused firm.”

- Keith Mendelson, Practice Group Leader of Womble Carlyle’s Corporate & Securities Practice

"I am very pleased by Womble Carlyle’s strong team of lawyers, their client-centric approach and the firm’s commitment to the Silicon Valley. These factors, combined with the firm’s culture, made Womble Carlyle my first choice for a new firm. I look forward to collaborating with a great group of lawyers and expanding Womble Carlyle’s presence in Silicon Valley."

- Steve Clinton, Corporate & Securities Team Leader, Womble Carlyle’s Silicon Valley office

About Womble Carlyle

Womble Carlyle is a 550-attorney law firm that corporate clients rely on to provide core legal services, including Corporate & Securities, Complex Business Litigation, Mass Torts, Intellectual Property, Finance and Real Estate.

From our footprint in the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Northern California, we serve clients in matters across the country and around the world. Clients trust us because we understand their businesses, and provide the highest quality legal services as well as exceptional value.

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