Curtis Mo is a partner in DLA Piper's Corporate and Securities group. Mr. 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 Mr. Mo’s 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.
Mr. Mo has lectured extensively at seminars sponsored by the Practising Law Institute 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. Mr. 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 serves a number of community organizations, including as a member of the board of directors of the influential Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network.
The numerous accolades he has received include repeated recognition in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, which cites Mr. Mo as a leader in Corporate/M&A: Deals in Asia and in Corporate/M&A: Venture Capital. Chambers comments that he is recognized "particularly for biotech and cleantech expertise, and maintains a notable China-based cross-border practice" and calls him "a respected figure in the financing of emerging growth companies, both within the USA and abroad." Clients, Chambers says, call him "a dynamic individual who has his finger on the pulse of the industry."
Mr. Mo received his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law and his B.A. from Columbia University. He is admitted to practice in California and New York.