Morrison & Foerster announced that partner William (Bill) Choe has rejoined the firm’s Corporate Group in Palo Alto. Mr. Choe specializes in corporate, securities, and M&A transactions. He returns from Neustar, Inc. in Northern Virginia, where he served as vice president of legal and headed the department’s M&A, securities, and governance matters.
Mr. Choe has a well-rounded practice focusing on mergers and acquisitions in the technology sector, as well as a range of domestic and cross-border corporate transactions for public and private companies. He regularly represents angel and venture capital investors in private placements and Asian technology companies in various U.S. transactions, including investments.
“We are incredibly happy to welcome Bill back to MoFo,” said Palo Alto managing partner A.C. Johnston. “When he joined the firm in 2010, he quickly proved to be an invaluable asset to our corporate practice. Over the years, he has strengthened the firm’s domestic and international technology practice, especially as lead for M&A transactions in both buy-side and sell-side engagements for public and private companies, and as outside general counsel for issuers and investors alike. These are qualities that greatly benefit clients here in Palo Alto and globally as they seek advice on complex deals.”
Some of Mr. Choe’s noteworthy matters at Morrison & Foerster include representing Intel Corp. in a significant number of strategic acquisitions; VMware in its acquisition of Desktone, Inc.; Dimension Data in its acquisitions of OpSource, Inc. and Xigo LLC; Link_A_Media Devices Corporation in its sale to SK Hynix, Inc.; and Mykonos Software in its sale to Juniper Networks.
“I’m so pleased to return to MoFo and the firm’s thriving Corporate Group,” said Mr. Choe. “I’m excited to work with my former colleagues again, who have recently handled some extraordinarily high-value and sophisticated deals, and won the only Chambers USA Client Service Award for Corporate M&A work. I know I will be able to contribute to their continued success, especially given the robust deal making climate we’ve had thus far in 2014.”
Mr. Choe has been recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers USA and Legal500 US. He received his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame in 1991, and his B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1988. He also earned an MBA from Columbia University in 1995.