Francis S. Currie
Mr. Currie is senior counsel in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department. He was a founding partner of the Menlo Park office. He was also active in the formation and operation of our Global Technology Group. He has represented technology companies and their investors and advisers in mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances and capital formation transactions, as well as in matters of corporate governance and securities law compliance. Mr. Currie has also represented a number of funds for their fund formation matters.
Mr. Currie has represented a number of private companies in their capital formation and strategic partnering transactions. He has represented a number of public technology and other companies in capital markets, merger and acquisition, and corporate governance matters, including Angie’s List (November 2011 IPO), Callidus Software, Williams-Sonoma, Cadence Design Systems, Vitesse Semiconductor, Robert Mondavi Corporation, Mercury Interactive Corporation, TheraSense, and the CNET Special Committee.
Adviser and Fund Formation Representations
Mr. Currie has represented Code Advisors, an investment bank focused on technology and media companies, and represented DBL Equity Fund, Tallwood Ventures and MedVenture Associates, funds focused on venture and private equity investments in the social media, software, clean technology, semiconductor and medical device sectors.
- Speaker on corporate governance and other matters, Stanford Directors College
- Senior Counsel, 2012-present
- Partner, Davis Polk, 1999-2012
- Partner, Wilson Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, 1984-1999
- Associate and Partner, Pillsbury Madison & Sutro, 1975-1984