Nick O'Keefe Joins Foley & Larder LLP as Partner

Foley & Lardner LLP announced today that Nick O’Keefe has joined the firm’s Silicon Valley office as a partner in its Transactions Practice Group and Innovative Technology and Health Care & Life Sciences Sectors. The addition of O’Keefe builds upon the firm’s continued expansion of its corporate offerings across key sectors and its ongoing commitment to growth on the West Coast.

O’Keefe brings nearly 30 years of M&A and corporate and securities law experience, with an emphasis on buy-side and sell-side work and takeover defense, including domestic and cross-border deals. He has worked extensively with public and private companies and investment funds across the technology, tech services, fintech, health care, and life sciences industries.

“We are pleased to continue the expansion of our Northern California footprint with the addition of Nick, the seventh corporate partner to join in this region in only three years, which now forms a formidable group serving start-up, emerging growth, and public companies principally in the technology and health care sectors across these vibrant markets,” said Christopher Cain, co-chair of Foley’s Transactions Practice. “He has built a leading M&A practice throughout his career and boasts a vast array of experience in technology and health care transactions that will complement the Northern California corporate practice and the firm’s overall M&A and public company capabilities.”

O’Keefe also advises emerging growth and mature issuer clients, entrepreneurs, executives, and board members with respect to contested situations, corporate governance matters, federal and state securities law matters, and securities transactions. Having spent three years working in the Middle East, O’Keefe possesses deep knowledge of emerging markets.

“Nick is a highly skilled lawyer who will enhance strategic counsel to our clients on the West Coast and beyond,” said Antoinette Konski, managing partner of Foley’s Silicon Valley office. “We are excited to welcome Nick to our Silicon Valley office and add additional depth to our bench strength in Northern California.”

“Foley boasts best-in-class counsel across key sectors and practices, a strong California footprint, and a fantastic work culture,” said O’Keefe. “I have already been impressed with the highly collaborative approach to serving technology and health care clients at all stages of growth and look forward to working with my colleagues across the firm’s offices.”

O’Keefe joins the firm from Arnold & Porter, where he was a partner in its Silicon Valley office.