Curtis Mo BA'85CC, JD'88LAW
Curtis Mo is a partner in DLA Piper's Corporate and Securities group, based in Silicon Valley. Prior to joining DLA Piper, Mo was partner-in-charge at the Palo Alto office of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP.
Mo is recognized as a leading corporate and securities lawyer in Silicon Valley. He has represented emerging growth companies, major public companies, investment banks, venture capital funds, and private equity funds in hundreds of public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, buyouts, venture capital financings, and other complex transactions. He has extensive experience in corporate governance matters and regularly acts as general outside counsel to public and private companies at all stages of development, particularly in the technology, life sciences, clean energy technology, and consumer sectors. Among his clients have been such companies as Cisco Systems, Digital Island, Doubletree Hotels, E*TRADE Group, JetBlue Airways, Restoration Hardware, and many top-tier investment banks and venture capital funds.
Mo has lectured extensively at seminars sponsored by the Practising Law Institute (PLI) and other professional groups, and has given expert legal commentary on emerging growth companies and the technology sector for CNN Moneyline, CNBC Business Center, and various publications. Mo is the founder and co-chair of PLI's Venture Capital Conferences, served as co-chair of the Annual Institute on Securities Regulation from 2001 to 2006, and has been a member of the advisory board for the Annual Securities Regulation Institute in San Diego. He is also a member of the board of directors of Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network.
Mo earned his BA and JD from Columbia University.