REZWAN D. PAVRI

Partner
Corporate

EXPERIENCE:

Rezwan Pavri is a corporate and securities partner in the Palo Alto office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he works with private and public companies through all stages of their growth, as well as with investment banks, venture capital firms, and private equity firms.

Rezwan regularly represents public companies in securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, SEC reporting, and corporate governance matters. In addition, he has extensive experience in counseling public companies and their boards of directors on defensive measures, disclosure matters, and other complex securities and corporate law issues. Rezwan also represents numerous private and start-up companies in matters ranging from incorporation and initial capitalization to venture capital financing and board fiduciary duties. Further, he frequently represents investment banks in their underwriting transactions, and has broad transactional experience representing venture capital firms in connection with their investments.

Listed in the 2014, 2015, and 2016 editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Rezwan has received substantial market endorsement for his equity capital markets practice. Sources say "he is worth his weight in gold" and describe him as "an outstanding lawyer who gets nothing but A's across the board for his performance."

Prior to rejoining Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in 2017, Rezwan was a partner at Goodwin in Menlo Park. From 2008 to 2014, Rezwan was a corporate partner in WSGR's Palo Alto office, after joining the firm as an associate in 2004. Earlier in his career, he was an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York and London.

SELECT CLIENTS:

Public companies represented include:

  • Altera
  • Check Point
  • Demand Media
  • Fitbit
  • Gigamon
  • GoDaddy
  • Harmonic
  • Infosys
  • KLA-Tencor
  • Limelight Networks
  • Logitech
  • McAfee
  • NetSuite
  • Qualys
  • Sunrun
  • Trulia
  • Twilio
  • Twitter

Investment banks represented include:

  • BofA Merrill Lynch
  • Citigroup
  • Credit Suisse
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Goldman Sachs
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Piper Jaffray

Companies represented have received financing from, among others:

  • ABS Ventures
  • Accel Partners
  • Alloy Ventures
  • Benchmark Capital
  • Emergent Medical Partners
  • Foundation Capital
  • GRP Partners
  • Highland Capital
  • Iconiq Capital
  • Insight Venture Partners
  • Institutional Venture Partners
  • Khosla Ventures
  • Liberty Global Ventures
  • Lightspeed Venture Partners
  • Meritech Capital Partners
  • Sequoia Capital
  • Sigma West
  • Spark Capital
  • Summit Partners
  • Trident Capital
  • True Ventures
  • Walden International
  • 3i Group
SELECT TRANSACTIONS:

Select public offering representations include:

  • Twitter in its $2.1 billion initial public offering
  • Altera in offerings of an aggregate of $1.5 billion of senior notes
  • Twilio in its initial public offering and its follow-on public offering
  • Trulia in its initial public offering and its follow-on public offering
  • Trulia in its convertible notes offering under Rule 144A
  • Gigamon in its initial public offering and its follow-on public offering
  • Qualys in its initial public offering
  • Infosys in its $1.6 billion sponsored secondary ADS offering
  • Infosys in its $1.1 billion sponsored secondary ADS offering
  • Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, and BofA Merrill Lynch in the $840 million initial public offering of Fitbit
  • Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, BofA Merrill Lynch, Barclays, and Citi in the $567 million follow-on offering of Fitbit
  • J.P. Morgan and BofA Merrill Lynch in the initial public offering of Penumbra
  • Credit Suisse, Barclays, and J.P. Morgan in a follow-on offering for Paycom Software
  • Barclays in multiple follow-on offerings for Paycom Software
  • Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs in the initial public offering and follow-on public offering of Infoblox
  • J.P. Morgan and Deutsche Bank in the initial public offering of Imperva
  • J.P. Morgan and Deutsche Bank in the initial public offering of Model N
  • BofA Merrill Lynch in the initial public offering of Meru Networks
  • J.P. Morgan in the initial public offering of ShoreTel

Select mergers and acquisitions representations include:

  • Trulia in its acquisition by Zillow
  • Trulia in its acquisition of Market Leader
  • GoDaddy in the strategic investment by a private equity group led by Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts and Silver Lake Partners
  • GoDaddy in numerous acquisitions
  • Sunrun in its acquisition of Clean Energy Experts
  • McAfee in its acquisition by Intel
  • McAfee in numerous acquisitions, including its acquisitions of Secure Computing, MX Logic, Solidcore Systems, and Reconnex
  • Harmonic in numerous acquisitions, including its acquisitions of Scopus, Omneon, Entone, and Rhozet
  • Check Point in numerous acquisitions, including its acquisition of assets from Nokia and its acquisition of Liquid Machines
  • NetSuite in its acquisitions of OpenAir and QuickArrow
  • Merchant e-Solutions in its acquisition by Cielo
  • Infinity Associates in its acquisition of Haggar
EDUCATION:
  • J.D., Columbia Law School
    Notes Editor, Columbia Law Review; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; John Olin Fellow
  • M.A., International Affairs, Columbia University
  • B.A., Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles
ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:
  • Member, American Bar Association
HONORS:
  • Named in the 2014, 2015, and 2016 editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Selected for inclusion in the 2014, 2015, and 2016 editions of The Legal 500 U.S.
  • Recognized in the 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 editions of Northern California Super Lawyers
  • Named to Northern California Super Lawyers list of "Rising Stars," 2008-2012
SELECT PUBLICATIONS:
  • "The Expanding Role of Due Diligence in Today's M&A Deals," Inside the Minds: Business Due Diligence Strategies, 2010 ed., published by Aspatore Books (a division of Thomson Reuters)
ADMISSIONS:
  • State Bar of California
  • State Bar of New York