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Teri E. O'Brien

Partner, Corporate Department
San Diego
4747 Executive Drive
12th Floor
San Diego, CA
92121
United States

Fax: 1(858) 458-3131
Century City
1999 Avenue of the Stars, 27th Floor
Los Angeles, CA
90067
United States

Fax: 1(310) 620-5831

Overview

Teri O'Brien is the chair of the Corporate practice in the San Diego office of Paul Hastings and global co-chair of the firm's Securities and Capital Markets practice group. 

Teri represents public and private companies in a wide variety of corporate transactions, including public and private debt and equity securities offerings and domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, as well as in connection with corporate governance and SEC reporting and corporate and securities compliance matters. Teri has additional experience in public tender and exchange offers. 

Teri has represented companies in a number of different industries, including companies in the life sciences/biotechnology, information technology, telecommunications, semiconductor, software, defense, financial services and clean technology industries.

Accolades and Recognitions

  • The Legal 500, Capital Markets: Debt: Debt Offerings - Advice to Issuers (2021)

  • The Legal 500, Capital Markets: Equity: Equity Offerings - Advice to Issuers (2021)

  • The Legal 500, Capital Markets: High-Yield Debt Offerings: Advice to Issuers (2021)

  • Chambers USA, Mergers & Acquisitions (2021)

  • Noted by Law360 for being named as a member of Law360's 2019 and 2020 Mergers & Acquisitions Editorial Advisory Board

  • Named a 2020 San Diego Super Lawyer by San Diego Super Lawyers Magazine

  • Named as a 2017 San Diego Super Lawyer by San Diego Super Lawyers Magazine

  • Recommended by The Legal 500 2017 as a Leading Lawyer in Capital Markets: Equity Offerings

  • Named as a 2016 San Diego Rising Stars Super Lawyer by San Diego Super Lawyers Magazine

  • Named as a 2015 San Diego Super Lawyer by San Diego Super Lawyers Magazine

  • Named among the Daily Journal's "Top Women Lawyers" (2012)

  • Named as a 2007 San Diego Daily Transcript "Young Attorney"

Education

  • University of San Diego, J.D., 2000 (magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, and Executive Editor of the San Diego Law Review)

  • San Diego State University, B.S in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting, 1993 (magna cum laude)

Speaking Engagements

  • "What to expect in 2021: Biden Administration Priorities in labor/employment, privacy and security and securities" - Panelist, Securities and Capital Markets (January 2021)

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  • "SEC Provides Additional Disclosure Guidance for COVID-19: What Public Companies Have Been Disclosing and What to Expect as Q1 Draws to a Close," co-authored with Melissa Garcia and James Shea (March 2020)

  • "SEC Provides Relief for Public Company Annual Shareholder Meetings: Considerations Around Implementing Virtual Meetings," co-authored with Melissa Garcia and James Shea (March 2020)

  • PH COVID-19 Client Alert Series: "The Impact of Coronavirus on SEC Reporting Obligations and Public Disclosure," co-authored with Frank Lopez, James Shea and Felicia Yen (March 2020)

  • "Find Your Way Through the Delisting and Deregistration Door - Steps for Acquired Public Companies to Terminate and Suspend Exchange Act Reporting Requirements," co-authored with Melissa Garcia, Spencer Young and Tyler Dodge (May 2019)

  • "Key Changes To ISS And Glass Lewis Voting Guidelines", Law360 co-authored with Elizabeth A. Razzano and Nausheen A. Shaikh (December 2014)

  • November 2014:  San Diego Chapter of Women Corporate Directors - Panelist, Shareholder Hot Topics

  • June 2014: RR Donnelley SEC Hot Topics Institute - Co-Chair and Speaker, Corporate Governance and SEC Update; Las Vegas

  • May 2014:  RR Donnelley SEC Hot Topics Institute - Speaker, Corporate Governance and SEC Update; San Diego

  • June 2013: RR Donnelley SEC Hot Topics Institute - Co-Chair; Las Vegas

  • June 2013: RR Donnelley SEC Hot Topics Institute - Speaker, SEC and Corporate Governance Update; Las Vegas

  • May 2013:  RR Donnelley SEC Hot Topics Institute - Speaker, Corporate Governance and SEC Update; San Diego

  • January 2013: National Investor Relations Institute Seminar; Speaker, Securities Regulations 101; Santa Monica

  • Panelist, The Deal, LLC "The Growing Map of Middle Market Cross-Border Deals"

  • Panelist, Northern California Chapter of Women Corporate Directors, "Shareholders - Whom Should You Listen To"

Involvement

  • Certified Public Accountant

  • Member of the State Bar of California

  • Member of the American Bar Association

  • Member of ABA Committee on Corporate Governance

  • Served as controller for a manufacturing company in Los Angeles and as a Senior Auditor in the San Diego office of Deloitte & Touche LLP.

Recent Representations

  • Teleperformance SE in its $690 million acquisition of Health Advocate;

  • The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. in its $373.75 private placement of convertible senior notes;

  • Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in its public offering of common stock, resulting in proceeds of $74.8 million;

  • Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. in its public offering of common stock, resulting in proceeds of $252.3 million;

  • Inseego Corp. in its public and private offerings of $180 million aggregate principal amount of 3.25% convertible senior notes due 2025;

  • Inseego Corp. in its privately-negotiated exchange of $59.9 million aggregate principal amount of convertible senior notes for common stock;

  • Genoptix, Inc. in its sale to NeoGenomics, Inc. for $125 million in cash and one million shares of common stock;

  • Secura Bio, Inc. in its acquisition of Farydak (panobinostat) from Novartis for an undisclosed amount;

  • Inseego Corp. in its private placements of Series E preferred stock for aggregate proceeds of $35 million;

  • Teleperformance SE in its $1.0 billion acquisition of Intelenet Group;

  • Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. in its public offering of common stock, resulting in proceeds of $80.5 million;

  • Inseego Corp. in connection with its $120 million public offering of convertible senior notes;

  • Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. in its public offering of common stock, resulting in proceeds of $86.3 million;

  • Teleperformance SE in connection with its $1.52 billion acquisition of Language Line Solutions by Teleperformance SA;

  • Novatel Wireless, Inc. in connection with its $120 million private placement of convertible senior notes and related restructuring;

  • Advanced Particle Therapy LLC in its private equity and debt offerings seeking aggregate proceeds of $305 million;

  • Gevo, Inc. in its public offering of common stock for aggregate proceeds of $9.5 million;

  • Novatel Wireless, Inc. in its private offering of common stock, preferred stock and warrants;

  • Gevo, Inc. in its public offerings of common stock units, resulting in aggregate proceeds of $55.2 million;

  • Gevo, Inc. in its private debt financing with Whitebox Advisors LLC (recognized by the Financial Times as one of the most innovative corporate transactions of the year);

  • Shuanghui International Holdings Limited, China's largest meat processor, in its acquisition of Smithfield Foods, Inc. in a cash merger valued at U.S. $7 billion;

  • Schur Consumer Products in its sale of assets to Glacier Water Services;

  • Gevo, Inc. in its follow-on public offering and convertible notes offering;

  • Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. in its follow-on public offering and acquisition of Composite Engineering Inc.;

  • Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. in its 144A notes offering and acquisition of Integral Systems;

  • Samsung Electronics, Co., Ltd. in its acquisition of Nexus Dx;

  • Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. in its 144A notes offering, follow-on public offering and acquisition of Herley Industries;

  • Gevo, Inc. in its initial public offering, acquisition of Agri-Energy and joint venture with Redfield Energy LLC;

  • Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. in its follow-on public offering and acquisition of Henry Bros. Electronics;

  • Gevo, Inc. in its acquisition of Agri-Energy;

  • Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. in its follow-on public offering and its acquisition of DEI Services Corp.;

  • Gevo, Inc. in its Series D and Series D-1 preferred stock financings;

  • Ralph Rubio in connection with the acquisition of Rubio's Restaurants by Mill Road Capital;

  • Members of the Rooney Family in connection with the reorganization of the Pittsburgh Steelers National Football League franchise;

  • Multi-Fineline Electronix, Inc. in its share repurchase program and its acquisition of Pelikon Limited;

  • Citigroup in its sale of Financial Research Corporation;

  • MetroPCS Communications, Inc. in its wireless spectrum exchange transaction with Leap Wireless International, Inc.;

  • Novatel Wireless, Inc. in its share repurchase program;

  • Celera Group of Applera Corporation in its acquisition of Berkeley HeartLab, Inc.;

  • TPUSA, Inc. in its acquisitions of AllianceOne Holding Company, Inc. and Voice FX, LLC;

  • Applied Biosystems Group of Applera Corporation in its acquisitions of Agencourt Personal Genomics, Inc. and Ambion, Inc.;

  • Qualphone Inc. in its acquisition by Qualcomm Incorporated;

  • Venture Catalyst Incorporated in the sale of the Company to IGT;

  • The Titan Corporation in its acquisitions of Intelligence Data Systems, Inc., Advent Systems, Inc., Jaycor, Inc., Science and Engineering Associates, International Systems, LLC and Datron Systems;

  • Vytek Corporation in its acquisition by California Amplifier;

  • MusicMatch, Inc. in the sale of the company to Yahoo! Inc.;

  • Applied Micro Circuits Corporation in its acquisitions of IBM's Power PC Business and 3Ware; and

  • PowerQuest Corporation in its acquisition by Symantec Corporation.

Practice Areas

Mergers and Acquisitions
Corporate
Private Equity
Securities and Capital Markets
Emerging Growth Companies
Life Sciences and Healthcare

Languages

englisch

Admissions

California Bar

Education

University of San Diego, School of Law, J.D. 2000
San Diego State University, B.S. 1993

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