Sandi Knox is counsel in Sidley’s Palo Alto office, and a member of the Emerging Companies and Venture Capital practice.
Sandi advises emerging technology companies, venture capital funds and corporate venture funds in venture capital transactions, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, secondary securities transactions, corporate governance and executive compensation matters.
Prior to joining Sidley, Sandi served as Vice President and General Counsel for DDN Storage, the world’s leading provider of big data storage solutions to global companies with extreme data storage needs, where she was responsible for all of the company’s legal matters worldwide. She brings to Sidley a deep understanding of the challenges global, fast-moving technology businesses face, and the need for practical, high-value advice from outside counsel.
Earlier in her career, Sandi was an associate at an international law firm, where she represented a broad range of technology companies in venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, secondary securities transactions and public company corporate governance and reporting matters. She also was previously in-house counsel with Electronics for Imaging, where she managed some of EFI’s most important OEM relationships with partners in Japan and Europe.
While in law school, she was a summer law clerk with the Environment and Natural Resources Division (Policy, Legislation and Special Litigation Section) of the U.S. Department of Justice, where she analyzed environmental legislation for the executive branch and assisted with briefing to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in litigation regarding the North American Free Trade Act (NAFTA) on behalf of the United States Trade Representative.