Mergers & Acquisitions


Bradley Finkelstein is a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he practices corporate and securities law, with a principal focus on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and takeover defense, and complex securities transactions. Brad has represented a wide range of public and private technology companies in negotiated and hostile corporate transactions, governance, and disclosure matters, as well as debt and equity financings.

Prior to joining the firm, Brad served as a law clerk to the Honorable Paul R. Michel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit from 1996 to 1997.

  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 1996
    Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, 1994, 1995, 1996; Managing Editor,
    Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems
  • B.A., Philosophy and History, Tufts University, 1993
    Cum Laude with Highest Thesis Honors
  • Mergers and acquisitions:
    • The McClatchy Company in its acquisition of Knight Ridder Inc.
    • Ameritrade in its acquisition of the U.S. brokerage business of TD Waterhouse Group to form TD Ameritrade
    • Juniper Networks in its acquisition of Netscreen
    • Rational Software in its acquisition by IBM
    • Overture Services in its acquisition by Yahoo!
    • Hewlett-Packard in its acquisition of Compaq Computer and related proxy contest with Walter Hewlett
    • Hewlett-Packard in its negotiations to acquire the consulting business of PriceWaterhouseCoopers
    • E-TEK Dynamics in its acquisition by JDS Uniphase
  • Divestitures and spin-off transactions:
    • Palm's separation of PalmSource and acquisition of Handspring
    • Hewlett Packard's separation and initial public offering of Agilent Technologies
  • Corporate finance transactions and general corporate representation:
    • Brocade Communication Systems
    • Epicor Software
    • E.piphany
    • Juniper Networks
    • Overture Services
    • Seagate Technology
  • Recognized in the 2012-2018 editions of Northern California Super Lawyers
  • Named to the 2009, 2010, and 2011 editions of the "Rising Stars" list published by Northern California Super Lawyers
  • State Bar of California

Contact Information

650 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone | 650-565-3514

One Market Plaza
Spear Tower, Suite 3300
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone | 415-947-2000

Email | Bradley

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