Trevor J. Chaplick is a partner in the Corporate Department and former head of the Washington, D.C. office. He represents technology and growth companies, underwriters, private equity firms, and venture capital funds in a broad range of corporate and transactional matters, including public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, financings, as well as in general corporate and securities law matters.
Trevor has represented numerous public companies in mergers and acquisition transactions, including: Access Health; Actel Corporation; Cypress Semiconductor; InfoSpace; Intellon Corporation; Luna Innovations; Microchip Technology; and U.S. Web. Investors Trevor has represented in structuring private equity and venture capital financings include: Accuitive Medical Ventures; Cargill Ventures; Carlyle Ventures; Core Capital; Draper Atlantic; Inflection Point Venture Partners; International Finance Corporation; Institutional Venture Partners; New Enterprise Associates; Novak Biddle Venture Partners; Paladin Capital Group; Storm Ventures; Valhalla Partners; Warburg Pincus; and WWC Capital.
Trevor has represented issuers or underwriters in numerous public offerings, including: @Home; Access Health; Anergen; Cell Genesys; CellNet Data Systems; ChannelAdvisor Corporation; Clarify; Coinstar; Eagle Test Systems; GlobeSpan; Intellon Corporation; Luna Innovations; Maxygen; Rudolph Technologies; SmartDisk; and Ventana Medical Systems. He has represented the following underwriters in securities offerings: Banc of America; Deutsche Banc Securities; Friedman Billings Ramsey; Goldman Sachs; Lehman Brothers; Merrill Lynch; Morgan Stanley; and Robertson Stephens.
Trevor also has significant international experience, having structured public and private acquisitions and investments in many countries, including the UK, China, Germany, India, France, Switzerland, Belgium, and Canada. He has represented numerous companies in raising venture capital and other private financing from institutional investors across many industries, including software, communications, the Internet, alternative energy, entertainment and media, semiconductors, and biotechnology.
Prior to joining the firm, Trevor was a partner with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (WSGR), where he founded and was managing partner of the firm’s first East Coast offices in Washington, D.C. and Virginia. Before founding such offices, he spent many years practicing law in Silicon Valley with WSGR, where he also served on the firm's Operations and Strategy Committees. Trevor began his legal career at Latham & Watkins LLP in San Francisco. He is a CPA in the state of Virginia and worked in the financial services group of Arthur Andersen LLP in Washington, D.C. from 1985 to 1987.