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Allison Leopold Tilley

Ms. Leopold Tilley is a Board Member and Partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman in the Corporate & Securities – Technology practice. Throughout her 25 years with the firm, she has held several leadership positions including as a member of the Firm’s Managing Board, Chair of the Firm’s Compensation Committee and as Practice Section Leader for the Corporate & Securities – Technology practice where she oversaw the section’s $60 million P&L and provided strategic guidance and vision for the C&S-T practice. Ms. Leopold Tilley is also involved with the Board of Directors of several non-profit organizations. 

Ms. Leopold Tilley is an expert in corporate governance and regularly advises boards of directors and board committees. She has extensive experience as both a board member and board facilitator. Ms. Leopold Tilley represents technology companies in securities and venture capital transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private placements and public offerings. She has represented a wide variety of companies ranging from start-ups and emerging growth companies to Fortune 500 companies, private equity firms, venture capital firms and other clients. Recent representative transactions include: the sale of Nicera to VMware for $1.3 billion, the sale of Atheros to Qualcomm for $3.2 billion, the sale of LitePoint to Terradyne for $580 million, the sale of Cloud.com to Citrix, the sale of WebEx to Cisco for $1.3 billion, the sale of Mission West properties for $1.3 billion and numerous other mergers. 

Ms. Leopold Tilley is an active member of several different organizations that support women and their professional development, advancement and empowerment including: 

  • Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Board of Directors, (2011-present) 
  • Watermark Board of Directors, Vice-Chair (2010-present) 
  • Global Women’s Leadership Network Board of Directors, (2011-2013) 
  • Women in Law Empowerment Forum Advisory Board (2012-present) 

Ms. Leopold Tilley has been named a Woman Leader in Technology Law, by The Recorder, a Woman of Influence by the Silicon Valley Business Journal and holds a Juris Doctor from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law. She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Davis, with honors.