Stewart L. McDowell

Co-Chair, Capital Markets Practice at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Stewart L. McDowell

Stewart L. McDowell

Co-Chair, Capital Markets Practice at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Biography

Stewart L. McDowell is a partner in the San Francisco office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. She is a member of the firm’s Corporate Transactions Practice Group, Co-Chair of the Capital Markets Practice Group and is a member of the Steering Committee of the Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance Practice Group.

Ms. McDowell’s practice involves the representation of business organizations as to capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions, SEC reporting, corporate governance and general corporate matters. She has significant experience representing both underwriters and issuers in a broad range of both debt and equity securities offerings. She also represents both buyers and sellers in connection with U.S. and cross-border mergers, acquisitions and strategic investments.

Ms. McDowell received her law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1995 and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University in 1991.

The Recorder has named Ms. McDowell as a “Women Leader in Tech Law” for the last three years. She is ranked by Chambers USA for Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (California). She was also named a “Top Woman Lawyer” by the Daily Journal in 2017. Ms. McDowell is a member of the California State Bar and the New York Bar Association.

Representative Public and 144A Offerings

* T-Mobile-Stock Up – customer stock rewards program and over $10 billion in note offerings.
* The Rubicon Project – initial public offering.
* YuMe – representation of Citigroup Global Markets and Deutsche Bank Securities in initial public offering.
* Marin Software – representation of Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank Securities in initial public offering.
* Xoom – representation of Barclays and Needham in initial public offering.
* Restoration Hardware – initial public offering.
* RPX Corporation – representation of Goldman Sachs and Barclays in initial public offering
* Accuray Incorporated – two 144A convertible note offerings.
* Amazon.com, Inc. – registered convertible note offering.
* Ancestry.com, Inc. – initial public offering.
* Cadence Design Systems, Inc. – three 144A convertible note offerings.
* Xilinx, Inc. – two senior note offering and two 144A convertible note offerings.
* Financial Engines – representation of Goldman Sachs in initial public offering.
* Thoratec Corporation – 144A offering of convertible notes.
* Lazard – representation of Lazard as placement agent in more than 15 convertible note exchange offers.
* Wells Fargo & Company – representation of underwriters in over 40 global notes offerings, medium-term note programs, bank note programs and trust preferred and enhanced trust preferred securities offerings; representation of underwriters in common stock offering and Treasury warrant auction.

Representative Mergers and Acquisitions

* St. Jude Medical, Inc. – $25 billion sale of St. Jude Medical to Abbott Laboratories. Cash and stock acquisitions of public companies AGA Medical and E.P. Medsystems and staged acquisitions of Nanostim and CardioMems.
* Conversant, Inc. – $2.3 billion sale of Conversant to Alliance Data Systems. Sale of division to IAC/Interactive Corp., cash and stock acquisition of Dotomi, Inc., Commission Junction and WebClients. Cash acquisitions of SET Media, Greystripe and Investopedia.
* Cadence Design Systems, Inc. – cash merger acquisitions of public companies Verisity Ltd., a Nasdaq listed Israeli company and Simplex Solutions, Inc. Cash merger acquisitions of Denali Software, Cosmic Circuits, Altos Design Automation, Azuro, Inc., Taray, Neolinear, Celestry Design Technologies, Verplex Systems, and Taray. Asset acquisitions of two business groups from IBM.
* Marvell Technology Group – sale of two divisions.
* Intuit, Inc. – cash acquisitions of Docstoc and Good April.
* China Network Systems – sale of shares of Taiwanese cable system to MBK Partners.
* Wyse Technology, Inc. – representation of the principal shareholders of Wyse Technology in connection with sale to Dell Corporation. Representation of principal shareholders in prior investment by Garnett & Helfrich Capital, L.P. and subsequent recapitalization.
* Serena Software, Inc. – simultaneous US/UK cash and share offer for UK-based Merant plc. Cash merger acquisitions of Pacific Edge Software, Data Scientific Corporation and Apptero, Inc. Representation of founder and management in going-private transaction with Silver Lake Partners.

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Partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

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Partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

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Associate Attorney at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

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Co-Chairman, Emerging Technologies Practice Group at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

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Former Associate Attorney at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

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Partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

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General Counsel & Corporate Secretary at The Rubicon Project, Inc.

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Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary at Cadence Design Systems, Inc.

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Co-Chair, Electronic Discovery & Information Law Practice Group at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

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November 17, 2014
Rubicon adds iSocket, Shiny Ads
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September 12, 2014
Alliance Data Systems adds Conversant for $2.3B
The Deal Pipeline
October 15, 2013
St. Jude completes Nanostim acquisition
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Stewart L. McDowell
Co-Chair, Capital Markets Practice at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Education
Juris Doctor
Class of 1995

Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University of Virginia School of Law is a world-renowned training ground for distinguished lawyers and public servants. Consistently ranked among the top law schools in the nation, Virginia has educated generations of lawyers, instilling in them a commitment to leadership, integrity and community service. Virginia is justly famous for its collegial environment that bonds students and faculty, and student satisfaction is consistently cited as among the highest in American law schools. At Virginia, law students share their experiences in a cooperative spirit, both in and out of the classroom, and build a network that lasts well beyond their three years here. With more than 20,000 students and a faculty of more than 2,100, the University of Virginia has been ranked first or second among the nation's public universities since 1984. The University's diverse intellectual life is open to law students: Up to 12 credits from other departments may be counted toward the J.D. degree.

Bachelor of Arts
Class of 1991

Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and in the service of all nations. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering. As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching. Today, more than 1,100 faculty members instruct approximately 5,000 undergraduate students and 2,500 graduate students. The University's generous financial aid program ensures that talented students from all economic backgrounds can afford a Princeton education.

Memberships
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Prior

The State Bar of California is California's official bar association. It is responsible for managing the admission of lawyers to the practice of law, investigating complaints of professional misconduct, and prescribing appropriate discipline. It is directly responsible to the Supreme Court of California. All attorney admissions and disbarments are issued as recommendations of the State Bar, which are then routinely ratified by the Supreme Court. The State Bar was legally established on July 29, 1927, when the State Bar Act went into effect.[5]:xiii–xix Today, the State Bar of California is the largest state bar association in the United States, with 242,000-plus members as of January 2013, of whom over 179,000 are on active status. It is headquartered in San Francisco, with branch offices in Los Angeles and Sacramento.

Career History
Co-Chair, Capital Markets Practice
Current

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP provides legal services. The firm provides services in areas such as labor, employment, entertainment & media law, toxic torts and other environmental matters. Its clients include commercial & investment banks, government entities, individuals and startups. The company was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

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2009

Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University of Virginia School of Law is a world-renowned training ground for distinguished lawyers and public servants. Consistently ranked among the top law schools in the nation, Virginia has educated generations of lawyers, instilling in them a commitment to leadership, integrity and community service. Virginia is justly famous for its collegial environment that bonds students and faculty, and student satisfaction is consistently cited as among the highest in American law schools. At Virginia, law students share their experiences in a cooperative spirit, both in and out of the classroom, and build a network that lasts well beyond their three years here. With more than 20,000 students and a faculty of more than 2,100, the University of Virginia has been ranked first or second among the nation's public universities since 1984. The University's diverse intellectual life is open to law students: Up to 12 credits from other departments may be counted toward the J.D. degree.

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2008

Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University of Virginia School of Law is a world-renowned training ground for distinguished lawyers and public servants. Consistently ranked among the top law schools in the nation, Virginia has educated generations of lawyers, instilling in them a commitment to leadership, integrity and community service. Virginia is justly famous for its collegial environment that bonds students and faculty, and student satisfaction is consistently cited as among the highest in American law schools. At Virginia, law students share their experiences in a cooperative spirit, both in and out of the classroom, and build a network that lasts well beyond their three years here. With more than 20,000 students and a faculty of more than 2,100, the University of Virginia has been ranked first or second among the nation's public universities since 1984. The University's diverse intellectual life is open to law students: Up to 12 credits from other departments may be counted toward the J.D. degree.

Political Donations
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2010

Managing Director at Berkeley Research Group LLC

Transactions
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Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd. purchases Glassdoor, Inc. from Sutter Hill Ventures LLC, Benchmark Capital Management Co. LLC, Battery Ventures, DAG Ventures LLC, Tiger Global Management LLC (Private Equity)

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Alliance Data Systems Corp. purchases Conversant LLC (Inactive) resulting in a new company Conversant LLC

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St. Jude Medical LLC purchases CardioMEMS LLC

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the California Bar
Admitted to the New York Bar
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