Larry W. NishnickPartner
Managing Partner, San Diego office
- J.D., University of San Diego School of Law 1998
- B.A., Economics, Washington & Jefferson College 1995
Larry Nishnick focuses his practice on advising public companies on securities law compliance and reporting and corporate governance matters. He also represents public and private companies with mergers and acquisitions and venture capital transactions. His represents clients in a broad range of industries, including life sciences and healthcare, semiconductor, technology, sports, media, entertainment, consumer products and retail. Larry also advises venture capital and private equity firms, corporate and strategic investors and angel investors in connection with their investments.
Larry advises clients from the initial formation and early-stage fundraisings through later-stage venture capital and private equity financings to public company public company advisory services and capital market transactions, such as IPOs and follow-on offerings, PIPEs and convertible debt financings. Larry has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, partnerships, collaborations and other strategic transactions. Larry is also highly experienced in securities law compliance, ESG and corporate governance matters.
Larry is Chair of the Southern California Corporate and Securities practice group for the Firm.
Larry’s experience is extensive with deals ranging from multi-billion dollar acquisitions to angel investments. His recent experience includes the following representation:
Before joining DLA Piper, Larry served as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary to telecommunications company and as a general counsel at a specialty pharmaceuticals company. Based on these in-house executive positions, he gained valuable experience on day-to-day legal and business matters while managing worldwide legal operations and was responsible for worldwide business development, corporate services and operations.
Thanks to both his in-house and outside counsel experience, Larry approaches his practice as a business partner with his clients and is often viewed as an extension of his clients' existing management teams.
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