Don Keller

Technology Companies Group

Don Keller, a partner in the Silicon Valley office, is a member of the Technology Companies group; and a member of Orrick's 11-member board of directors. Mr. Keller advises high growth technology companies, public companies, venture capital firms and investment banks. He has advised clients on more than 60 public offerings, 75 acquisition transactions and several hundred venture financings.

Mr. Keller has worked on transactions for Apple (Nasdaq GS: AAPl), Google (Nasdaq GS: GOOG), Oracle(Nasdaq GS: ORCL), Tibco (Nasdaq GS: TIBX), Adaptec (Nasdaq GS: ADPT), Shutterfly (Nasdaq GS: SFLY), Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (NYSE:MSO), Sum Total Systems (Nasdaq GS: SUMT) and Rambus (Nasdaq GS: RMBS). Mr. Keller also has represented many investment banking clients in public offering transactions, including representing Goldman, Sachs & Co. in offerings for PeopleSoft, Baan, Cadence, Geocities, Inktomi, PC Order, E-Loan and others.

Mr. Keller is a past member of the Board of Overseers of Boston College Law School.

Some of Mr. Keller's clients include:

  • 3scale (funded by Javelin and others)
  • AltiScale (funded by Accel, Sequoia, and General Catalyst)
  • ClearCost Health (funded by angels)
  • Crosslink Capital
  • eHarmony
  • Fidelity
  • GLM (funded by Sutter Hill)
  • Pivotal, Inc.
  • Hub Pages (funded by Hummer Winblad and Storm Ventures)
  • Liquid Light, Inc. (funded by VantagePoint Venture Partners and others)
  • LS9, Inc. (funded by Khosla Ventures, Lightspeed and Flagship)
  • New Globe (funded by NEA and others)
  • Silicon Valley Data Sciences (funded by angels)
  • Sunny Labs, Inc. (funded by Sutter Hill)
  • Syntellia (funded by Kleiner and Highland)
  • TOA Technologies (funded by Technology Crossover Ventures, Sutter Hill and Intel Capital)
  • Topcon Positioning Systems
  • Twin Prime (funded by True Ventures)
  • Vendavo (funded by Sigma Partners, Doll Capital Management, InterWest Partners, and others)
  • Yieldex (funded by Madrona, Amazon, Sequel and First Round Capital)
  • ZanttZ (funded by Crosslink Capital)

Mr. Keller has represented the company or the underwriters in the following initial public offerings:

  • Actuate Corporation
  • Asante Technologies, Inc.
  • Atmel Corporation
  • Baan
  • Corporation
  • Cadence Systems Corporation
  • CKS Group
  • Collaborative Research, Inc.
  • Connect, Inc.
  • Creative Technologies Ltd.
  • Delphi Systems
  • E Tek Dynamics
  • Electronic Arts
  • ELoan, Inc.
  • Geocities
  • Inference Corporation
  • Infinity Financial Corporation
  • Inktomi Corporation
  • Integrated Systems, Inc.
  • MIPS Technologies, Inc.
  • MSI Data Corporation
  • Paradigm Technology
  • PC Order
  • Peoplesoft
  • Pilot Networks
  • Silicon Valley Group
  • TenFold Corporation
  • Trident Microsystems
  • Vestar, Inc.
  • Vitalink
  • Worlds of Wonder

Mr. Keller has represented the company or the underwriters in the following other public offerings:

  • Adobe Systems Corporation (secondary offering)
  • Amgen (follow on offering)
  • Atmel (multiple offerings)
  • Autodesk (follow on offering)
  • Baan (follow on offering)
  • Cadence Design Systems (follow on offering)
  • CKS Group (follow on offering)
  • Collagen (follow on offering)
  • Consolidated Freightways (debt offering)
  • Creative Technologies Ltd. (follow on offering)
  • General Cinema Corporation (debt offering)
  • Nordstrom Credit (multiple debt offerings)
  • Oracle Corporation (multiple offerings)
  • Pacific Gas & Electric Company (multiple debt offerings)
  • Peoplesoft (follow on offering)
  • Quantum (follow on offering)
  • Transamerica (multiple debt offerings)
  • Vestar (follow on offering)
  • Worlds of Wonder (follow on offering)
Don Keller
Admitted In
  • California

  • J.D., Boston College Law School, 1982
  • B.A., Dartmouth College, 1979
  • Boston College Law Review
  • Top 100 IPO Lawyers, 1998-2003, IPO Vital Signs
  • California Top 40 Lawyer Under 40, 1996
  • America’s Leading Business Lawyer, Chambers and Partners
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Super Lawyer by Law & Politics and San Francisco Magazine
  • State Bar of California

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