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Kevin P. Kennedy

Palo Alto, USA USA Guide 2021 Ranked in 2 departments
Ranked in : Capital Markets: Debt & Equity , Capital Markets: Debt & Equity: Western United States
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Capital Markets: Debt & Equity - California

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Kevin Kennedy frequently acts for clients in major debt and equity offerings. He is particularly well known for his expert counsel on IPOs in the life sciences and technology sectors.
"He is held in incredibly high esteem." "He is a very good, adaptable and commercial-minded lawyer."
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Capital Markets: Debt & Equity: Western United States - USA - Nationwide

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Kevin Kennedy frequently acts for clients in major debt and equity offerings. He is particularly well known for his expert counsel on IPOs in the life sciences and technology sectors.
"He is held in incredibly high esteem." "He is a very good, adaptable and commercially-minded lawyer."
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Kevin Kennedy is a Partner and serves as the Global Head of the Firm’s Technology Practice. He primarily focuses on securities and corporate governance matters. Since helping to found the Firm’s Palo Alto office more than 20 years ago, Kevin has represented issuers and underwriters on many of the highest-profile securities transactions undertaken by the leading technology and life science companies of this century. Recent highlights include representing the underwriters in Airbnb’s $3.83 billion IPO and Airbnb in its $1 billion investment from Silver Lake Partners; financial advisors in the direct listing by Roblox, which valued the company at $45 billion; XPeng in its 2020 IPO, the largest IPO ever completed by an electric vehicle manufacturer; and 10x Genomics in the largest life sciences IPO of 2019. Kevin also represented the underwriters in Tesla Motors’ IPO and on all 15 subsequent public offerings, raising more than $25 billion in total proceeds, and Goldman Sachs in Apple’s $17 billion bond offering and all subsequent 25 offerings raising more than $150 billion in total proceeds.

Career

Joined in 2000, as Partner.

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BA, with Highest Honors, University of California, Davis (1988); JD, Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley (1991).

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