Partner, DLA Piper
David Priebe is a partner in the Silicon Valley offices of DLA Piper LLP. A 1990 graduate of the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Order of the Coif), David’s principal practice focus is the defense of issuers, officers, and directors in securities fraud, corporate governance and breach of fiduciary duty claims. This includes private investor cases (class action and individual plaintiffs), shareholder derivative and merger cases, government investigations and litigation, corporate investigations, and pre-litigation counseling. David also advises on and litigates private company disputes, representing companies or investors, and other litigation or government matters, for start-up technology companies and financial institutions in federal and State courts. David has been involved in and a thought leader in most of the hot securities litigation areas over the past 25+ years, including key cases interpreting the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act, IPO manipulation cases, stock option backdating cases, and financial crisis litigation. An admitted law nerd, David systematically stays informed of and writes about new securities cases and regulations and publishes an Internet site reprinting his writings, www.10b-5.com.