Trevor J. Chaplick

Trevor J. Chaplick

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Trevor J. Chaplick focuses his practice on representing technology and growth companies, underwriters, private equity firms, and venture capital funds in a broad range of corporate and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, financings, as well as in general corporate and securities law matters.

Trevor has represented numerous public companies in merger and acquisition transactions, including: Access Health; Actel Corporation; Cypress Semiconductor; Glodon Software Co. Ltd.; 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; Andreessen Horowitz; 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, underwriters, and investors 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 has significant international experience, having structured public and private acquisitions and investments in many countries, including the UK, China, Denmark, Germany, India, France, South Africa, Switzerland, Belgium, and Canada. He has represented numerous companies in raising capital from institutional investors across many industries, including software, communications, the Internet, alternative energy, entertainment and media, semiconductors, healthcare, medical devices, and biotechnology.

Trevor was previously a partner with Proskauer Rose and was managing partner of its Washington, D.C. office from 2007 to 2014. Prior to joining Proskauer, 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 from 2000 to 2007. 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.

Concentrations

  • Merger and acquisition transactions
  • Public and private acquisitions / investments
  • Initial public offerings and secondary offerings
  • Cross-border transactions
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Capabilities

Experience

Chambers and Other Rating Services Recognition of the Transactional Experience and Expertise of Trevor Chaplick:

  • In 2011, Chambers described the Washington, DC practice led by Trevor Chaplick in the District of Columbia Corporate M&A/Private Equity section of Chambers USA as a “compact but impressive team [that] works for companies and investors on M&A, private equity investments, venture financings, IPOs and restructuring matters.” In addition, Trevor was named as a “Key Individual” in this publication and recognized as “a very can-do attorney: he will find a way forward for you, he really wants to serve the client and will put you first.”
  • In 2012, Chambers USA described the Washington, DC practice led by Trevor Chaplick as an “all-around corporate practice [that] has the breadth and depth to advise on M&A, private equity and capital market transactions at a regional, national and international level. A key deal for the group in the past year has been the representation of Trusted Computer Solutions in its sale to Raytheon.” Chambers quoted clients’ experience with Mr. Chaplick: "The group has provided our members with excellent information and resources on current issues and is wonderful to work with." Chambers recognized Mr. Chaplick as a Chambers-rated “Key Individual” who is a department head and “ has a keen interest in the Indian business market and has worked on numerous deals there in the last few years. Clients highlight his "fantastic knowledge, depth and experience." Among his recent engagements, he advised Plateau Systems, a provider of cloud-based talent management software, on its $311 million sale to SuccessFactors.”
  • In 2015, Chambers USA described the Washington, DC practice led by Trevor Chaplick as “acts for companies and investors on transactions at all stages of the corporate life cycle and also assists with corporate governance issues. Has a broad industry reach, with clients in the energy, life sciences, technology and real estate sectors.” Chambers quoted clients’ experience with Mr. Chaplick: "The relationship is excellent. We're very happy with them as our legal counsel. The service has been phenomenal." Chambers recognized Mr. Chaplick as a Chambers-rated “Key Individual” and was recognized by clients as “a man of multiple talents," and "very hard-working, meticulous and detail-oriented."
  • In 2017 Chambers USA observed that Trevor Chaplick is well respected by sources, who remark that he is "an excellent lawyer, an extremely zealous advocate for his clients and he really gets to know and understand the business issues." He is well known for his venture capital work, as well as M&A and private equity deals.
  • Trevor has also been recognized in Best Lawyers in America from 2008-2017, Washington DC SuperLawyers in 2010-2017, and the “DC Area’s Top Deal Making Attorneys” in the Legal Times in 2006 (the only time in the last ten years the Legal Times has ranked the top ten deal lawyers in Washington, DC).
  • Sale of WeatherBug Consumer Business to xAd, Inc. Represented Earth Networks, Inc. in the sale of its WeatherBug Consumer Business to xAd, Inc. Earth Networks has the largest network in the world for weather, lightning and greenhouse gas monitoring.
  • Acquisition of Whisker Labs by Earth Networks. Represented Earth Networks in the acquisition of and merger with Whisker Labs, a developer of energy sensing hardware and software that integrates non-connected devices for real time monitoring of energy consumption.
  • Sale of the Greenbuild International Conference business of USGBC to Hanley Wood LLC. Represented the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in the sale of the Greenbuild International Conference to private equity firm Hanley Wood LLC. The Greenbuild conference is the largest real estate convention in the U.S. and represented the largest asset of the USGBC. °
  • Merger of Plateau Systems, Ltd. and SuccessFactors, Inc. (NYSE: SFSF). Represented Plateau Systems, Ltd., a provider of cloud-based talent management software, in its sale to and merger with SuccessFactors, Inc., a provider of business execution software solutions. °
  • Merger of Trusted Computer Solutions and Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN). Represented Trusted Computer Solutions (TCS) in its sale to and merger with Raytheon Company. TCS provides software and services that enable federal and civilian government agencies, NATO, and high risk industries such as Financial Services, the ability to share and access information securely across multiple networks (including the most sensitive and classified networks). TCS’s solutions include the secure software uplink capabilities for drones used by the U.S. military and intelligence agencies. °
  • Merger of Intellon Corporation (NASDAQ: ITLN) with Atheros Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHR). Represented Intellon Corporation in its sale to and merger with Atheros Communications, Inc. Representation included serving as general outside counsel for Intellon for several years having guided the company through both its initial public offering in 2007 and its ultimate sale to and merger with Atheros. Intellon designs and sells integrated circuits for home networking, networked entertainment, commercial and Smart Grid applications. °
  • Buyout of Morningside Management LLC by Harrison Street Real Estate Capital (NYSE: HSRE). Represented Morningside Management LLC in a buyout by private equity firm Harrison Street Real Estate Capital (HSRE) that resulted in HSRE acquiring a 90% equity interest in Morningside with retention by management of a minority interest. Morningside is the largest independent operator in the Mid-Atlantic of extended care living facilities. °
  • Merger of Netcordia with Infoblox, Inc. (NYSE:BLOX). Represented Netcordia in its sale to and merger with Infoblox, Inc. Netcordia is a developer of software and hardware for analyzing IT systems. °
  • Merger of Wireless Valley Communications, Inc. with Motorola (NYSE:MOT). Represented Wireless Valley Communications, Inc. in its sale to and merger with Motorola, Inc. Wireless Valley Communications is a developer of software that sets up and manages wireless networks. °
  • Acquisition by Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ: MCHP) of Intenco, S.A. Represented Microchip Technology Incorporated in its acquisition of Intenco, S.A., a semiconductor company based in Switzerland. °
  • Multiple International Acquisitions by US Web (NASDAQ: USWB). Represented US Web, a website development firm, in all of its international acquisitions which were central to its growth strategy. Served as lead counsel for US Web in acquisitions effected in numerous countries including the U.K., France, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland. °
  • Sale of ConnectYourCare Company LLC to Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Represented ConnectYourCare LLC in its sale to Express Scripts Holding Company. ConnectYourCare is a consumer-directed health plan account administrator. °
  • Acquisition of AnchorChips by Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: CY).Represented Cypress Semiconductor Corporation in its acquisition of Anchor Chips. Anchor Chips is a developer of microcontroller chips for high speed Universal Serial Bus (USB) connections. °
  • Merger of Access Health, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACCS) with McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK). Represented Access Health, Inc. in the sale to and merger with McKesson Corporation. Access Health is a leading provider of personal health management products and services to the health care industry. °
  • Acquisition of InterQual, Inc. by Access Health, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACCS). Represented Access Health in the acquisition of and merger with InterQual, Inc. InterQual is a leading provider of clinical decision support criteria and systems to health care insurers, plans and providers. °
  • Acquisition of Informed Access Systems by Access Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACCS). Represented Access Health in the acquisition of and merger with Informed Access Systems, Inc. Informed Access Systems is a health information services company. °
  • Acquisition of Industrial Systems, Inc. by Aspen Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AZPN). ). Represented Aspen Technology in the acquisition of and merger with Industrial Systems, Inc. Aspen Technologies is a provider of software and services for the process industry. Industrial Systems is a supplier of open systems Process Information Management (PIM) software for large-scale process manufacturing environments. °
  • Acquisition of the FPGA Semiconductor Business from Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TSN) by Actel Corporation (NASDAQ:ATCL). Represented Actel Corporation in the acquisition of the antifuse field programmable gate array (FPGA) business from Texas Instruments. °
  • Represented Friedman Billings Ramsey as financial advisor in the sale of Businesses. Represented Friedman Billings Ramsey (FBR) as financial advisor to (i) Aether Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:AETH) in the sale of its transportation business to Platinum Equity Capital Partners, L.P., and (ii) TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSYS) in its acquisition of the Enterprise Mobility Solutions division of Aether Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:AETH). °

Public Offerings

  • Secondary Public Offering of ChannelAdvisor Corporation (NYSE:ECOM). Represented the institutional selling stockholders in the public offering by ChannelAdvisor Corporation ($195.5 million). °
  • Initial Public Offering of Intellon Corporation (NASDAQ:ITLN). Represented Intellon Corporation in its initial public offering ($51 million). °
  • Secondary Public Offering of Eagle Test Systems (NASDAQ:EGLT). Represented the underwriters (Banc of America, Lehman Brothers and Deutsche Bank) in the follow-on public offering of Eagle Test Systems ($105 million). °
  • Initial Public Offering of Luna Innovations (NASDAQ:LUNA). Represented Luna Innovations in its initial public offering ($21 million). °
  • Initial Public Offering of Eagle Test Systems (NASDAQ:EGLT). Represented the underwriters (Banc of America and Lehman Brothers) in the initial public offering of Eagle Test Systems ($100 million). °
  • Secondary Public Offering of Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:RTEC). Represented Rudolph Technologies, Inc. in its follow-on public offering ($158 million). °
  • Initial Public Offering of Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:RTEC). Represented Rudolph Technologies, Inc. in its initial public offering ($77 million). °
  • Secondary Public Offering of Maxygen, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAXY). Represented the underwriters (Goldman, Sachs & Co., Robertson Stephens, Credit Suisse First Boston) in the follow-on public offering of Maxygen, Inc. ($146 million). °
  • Initial Public Offering of Maxygen, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAXY). Represented the underwriters (Goldman, Sachs & Co., Robertson Stephens) in the initial public offering of Maxygen, Inc. ($110 million). °
  • Initial Public Offering of SmartDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SMDK). Represented the underwriters (Robertson Stephens, Hambrecht & Quist, Piper Jaffray) in the initial public offering of SmartDisk Corporation ($39 million). °
  • Initial Public Offering of GlobeSpan, Inc. (NASDAQ:GSPN). Represented the underwriters (BancBoston Robertson Stephens, Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette) in the initial public offering of GlobeSpan, Inc. ($56 million). °
  • Initial Public Offering of At Home Corporation (NASDAQ:ATHM). Represented the underwriters (Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, Alex Brown, Hambrecht & Quist) in the initial public offering of At Home Corporation (aka @Home Network) ($88 million). °
  • Initial Public Offering of Coinstar, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSTR). Represented the underwriters (Smith Barney, Hambrecht & Quist) in the initial public offering of Coinstar, Inc. ($31.5 million). °
  • Secondary Public Offering of Anergen, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANRG). Represented Anergen, Inc. in its follow-on public offering ($15 million). °
  • Initial Public Offering of CellNet Data Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CNDS). Represented CellNet Data Systems, Inc. in its initial public offering ($100 million). °
  • Secondary Public Offering of Access Health, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACCS). Represented Access Health, Inc. in its follow-on public offering ($100 million). °
  • Initial Public Offering of Clarify, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLFY). Represented the underwriters (Alex Brown) in the initial public offering of Clarify, Inc. ($30 million). °
  • Secondary Public Offering of Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:VMSI). Represented Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. in its follow-on public offering ($50 million). °
  • Initial Public Offering of Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:VMSI). Represented Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. in its initial public offering ($25 million). °
  • Registered Direct Offering of Anergen, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANRG). Represented Anergen, Inc. in the registered direct offering of common stock to Warburg Pincus Ventures, L.P. ($15 million). °

144A Offerings

  • Common Stock of DataPath, Inc. Represented Friedman Billings Ramsey as the placement agent in the 144A offering of Common Stock of DataPath, Inc. ($350 million). °
  • Senior Discount Notes of DIVA Systems, Inc. Represented DIVA Systems, Inc. in the 144A offering of Senior Discount Notes ($463 million). °
  • Senior Discount Notes of Covad Communications Group, Inc. Represented Covad Communications Group Inc. in the 144A offering of Senior Discount Notes ($260 million). °
    Convertible Subordinated Notes of Level One Communications, Incorporated. Represented Level One Communications, Incorporated in the 144A offering of Convertible Subordinated Notes ($115 million). °
  • Senior Discount Notes of CellNet Data Systems, Inc. Represented CellNet Data Systems, Inc. in the sale of Senior Discount Notes ($235 million). °
  • Subordinated Discount Notes of DIVA Systems, Inc. Represented DIVA Systems, Inc. in the 144A offering of Senior Discount Notes ($47 million). °

PIPEs, Registered Direct Offerings and CMPOs

Trevor has represented institutional investors and companies in numerous private and public investments, including private investments in public equity (PIPEs), registered direct offerings, and confidentially marketed public offerings (CMPOs). Representative examples include:

  • Sale of Series E Convertible Preferred Stock of Cascadian Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASC). Represented the lead institutional investor in the CMPO of Series E Convertible Preferred Stock by Cascadian Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ($82.5 million).
  • Sale of Common Stock and Warrants of Achaogen, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAO). Represented the lead institutional investor in the PIPEs issuance of common stock and warrants by Achaogen, Inc. ($25 million).
  • Sale of Common Stock and Warrants of MEDIAN Technologies (ALMDT.PA). Represented the lead institutional investor in the PIPEs issuance of common stock and warrants of MEDIAN Technologies, a French company which trades on the Euronext Paris Alternext Market (€20 million) (September 2014) and €19.8 million (July 2015). °
  • Series B Preferred Stock Sale of Cell Genesys, Inc. (NASDAQ:CEGE). Represented Cell Genesys in the PIPEs issuance of Series B Preferred Stock ($20 million). °
  • Sale of Common Stock and Warrants of Champions Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSBR). Represented the lead institutional investor in the PIPEs issuance of common stock and warrants by Champions Oncology, Inc. ($14 million). °
  • Sale of Common Stock and Warrants of Strongbridge Biopharma plc (NASDAQ:SBBP). Represented the lead institutional investor in the PIPEs issuance of common stock and warrants by Strongbridge Biopharma plc ($38.5 million (2015)° and $35 million (2016).

Trevor has also represented entrepreneurs, companies and investors in hundreds of private financings for control and minority positions in both the U.S. and in many cross-border transactions including in the U.K., India, China, France, Canada, and Sweden. Investors he has represented in structuring private equity and venture capital financings include: Accuitive Medical Ventures; Andreessen Horowitz; 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.

Recent representative investment transactions in 2015-2016 include:

  • Represented the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in the spinout of patents and technology and formation of Amathus Therapeutics, Inc., which will focus on the treatment of diseases and disorders caused primarily by lysosomol dysfunction.
  • Represented New Enterprise Associates in a $44 million preferred stock financing of Annexon Biosciences, a biopharmaceutical company that develops therapeutic solutions to treat neurodegenerative disorders.
  • Represented Andreessen Horowitz in a $50+ preferred stock financing of a company in a transaction that has not yet been publicly disclosed. °
  • Represented Modumetal, Inc., a developer of nanolaminates, in a $35 million preferred stock financing led by Founders Fund. °
  • Represented New Enterprise Associates in a $100 million+ preferred stock financing of Adaptimmune Limited, a biotechnology company based in the UK that has employed T-cell therapy to treat cancer and infectious disease. °
  • Represented Transamerica Ventures Fund and Delta Partners as the lead investors in the US$50 million preferred stock financing of CipherCloud, network security company based in Silicon Valley. °

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Chaplick prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, 2008-2019
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, Corporate / M&A & Private Equity, 2010-2018
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Washington DC Super Lawyers, 2010-2018
  • Listed, "D.C. Area’s Top Deal-Making Attorneys," The Legal Times, 2006
  • Chairman, Board of Directors, Venture Capital Fund of the State of Maryland, 2003-2012
  • Board of Directors, Mid-Atlantic Venture Association, 2010-2011
  • Board of Directors, Bridgeborn, Inc., 2007–2011
  • Board of Directors, Washington, DC Chapter of TiE, the not-for-profit global network of entrepreneurs, 2008-2010
  • Board of Trustees, Fairfax County Public Schools Education Foundation, 2003-2004
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Member, Virginia State Bar Association

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1990
    • Editor-in-Chief, Virginia Tax Review, 1989-1990 
  • B.S., with distinction, McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia, 1985
    • Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
    • Raven Honor Society
    • Awarded Lawn Room
Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • California