Pillsbury has welcomed Armando Castro as a partner in the firm’s Corporate & Securities — Technology practice in Silicon Valley. With a client base ranging from formation-stage and emerging companies to established public companies, Castro focuses on advising technology clients on a variety of domestic and international matters.
Castro has represented and counselled companies and their boards of directors, investors, placement agents and underwriters in numerous public offerings and private placements, ranging from small seed financings to Rule 144A transactions.
Over the past two decades, he has counselled numerous public companies on reporting matters related to the Securities and Exchange Commission and various stock-exchange requirements.
Castro also has experience representing both acquiring and target companies in corporate reorganisations, mergers and asset acquisitions, including serving as general counsel of Cyras Systems in negotiating its merger with Ciena Corporation.
Castro earned his law degree from Stanford Law School in 1992 and he has an undergraduate degree from Loyola Marymount University. He has been recognised by Legal 500 for his venture capital and emerging companies practice and currently serves as treasurer and board member for the Hispanic National Bar Foundation.
He joins Pillsbury from DLA Piper, where he was a partner.