Elizabeth Lefever

Of Counsel

Silicon Valley

Washington, D.C.

Ms. Elizabeth Lefever, of counsel in the Silicon Valley office, is a member of the Technology Companies Group.

She focuses on high growth technology companies and represents both public and private companies and venture capital funds in many areas, including corporate and securities law, venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, public company representation and private equity.

Prior to joining Orrick, Elizabeth was of counsel with Clifford Chance and an associate at Brobeck Phleger and Harrison.
  • Elizabeth's representative clients include the following.

    • Crossing Automation - designer & manufacturer of fab & tool automation products used by semiconductor (IC) device & equipment (OEM), funded by Intel and Tallwood
    • Glimmerglass Networks, Inc. intelligent optical switches, funded by Mobius Venture Capital, ONSET Ventures and Loudwater Investment Partners
    • Integrated Memory Logic Limited - the first foreign company to go public on the Taiwan Stock Exchange
    • Komli Media - online ad platform, funded by Norwest, DFJ, Nexus and Helion
    • Lumiette - cleantech flat panel light company, funded by Oceanshore
    • Next Autoworks - cleantech automobile company funded by Kleiner Perkins, DAG, Google Ventures and others
    • NewGlobe Schools, Inc., a startup revolutionizing education around the world funded by New Enterprise Associates, Omidyar, Revolution Learning Capital Partners, and Khosla Ventures
    • Onestop - internet clothing retailer, funded by Bessemer
    • PubMatic - online ad platform, funded by August, DFJ, Nexus and Helion
    • RockYou - online widget and ad platform, funded by Sequoia Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners and SoftBank.
    • Symphony Teleca Corp. - global product development services for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs)
    • uShow video tagging on social networking websites
    • Xceive Corporation computer software, funded by BAVP/Scale and VentureTech

    Representative venture capital fund clients include the following.

    • Lightspeed Venture Partners
    • Palomar Ventures
    • Representative M&A clients include:
    • Acoustic Cytometry Systems in its acquisition by Invitrogen Corporation (NASDAQ:IVGN),
    • Anvil Knitwear, a leading U.S. apparel brand, on its recent $88 million all-cash sale to Canadian apparel company Gildan Activewear, Inc., one of the largest apparel companies in the world.
    • Gmarket  (Korean auction site) in its acquisition by eBay for roughly $1.2 billion
    • Kace in its acquisition by Dell
    • Iron Pearl in its acquisition by eBay
    • MetaRAM (chip designer, funded by Kleiner Perkins, DAG and others) in its sale of assets to two buyers, including one large Bay Area acquirer
    • RockYou in various acquisitions of game companies
    • Regrid Power (custom engineer of solar electric systems) in its acquisition by Real Goods Solar, residential solar energy integrator, (Nasdaq:RSOL)
    • Mindbody – in its acquisition of Jill's List and full-time employment of Jill Shah
    • Nexsan Corp. in its $120 million acquisition by Imation Corp. (NYSE:IMN)
    • Acquihire of private company by Groupon
    • Symphony Service Corp., a leader in global product development services for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), in its acquisition of Teleca
    • Tripwire, Inc. in its acquisition of nCircle
    • Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc. (manufacturer of precision positioning instruments) in its acquisition of Voxis Inc.(developer of precision high resolution motion systems)
    • Wonderhill (game designer, funded by Charles River and Shasta) in its sale to another gaming company
    • Yammer in its acquisition by Microsoft
    • PDF Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDF) in its acquisition of Triant Holdings
    • ESS Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESST) in its acquisition/going private transaction sponsored by affiliates of Imperium Partners Group
    • Citizen Sports in its acquisitions of three separate application developers and in its sale to Yahoo!
    • Red Aril internet advertising company, funded by Trinity and Sierra in its acquisition by Hearst
    • E&J Gallo Winery in its acquisition of Edna Valley Vineyards and sale of cider brand
    • Zensys Holdings (maker of wireless chips for home products) in its acquisition by Sigma Designs (a maker of chips for consumer electronics) (NASDAQ:SIGM).