Dave focuses his practice on advising technology companies in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic partnering transactions and spin-offs. His practice also includes startup and public company issues, venture capital financings, public offerings and licensing matters.

From December 2011 to April 2012, Dave served as interim general counsel of Hewlett-Packard. Upon his return to Fenwick, Meg Whitman, president and chief executive officer of HP, publicly commented: “I want to thank David Healy for all of his efforts on behalf of HP… David provided strong leadership during a challenging period of transition at HP. We’re all grateful for his contributions.”

Dave has handled many M&A, divestiture and strategic investment deals for Hewlett Packard Enterprise and many strategic investments for Siemens’ next47 venture fund. Dave has had primary responsibility for business transactions ranging from $20 million to over $3 billion.

Dave has been a regular speaker on merger, joint venture, strategic partnering, technology, valuation and startup issues and has served as acting general counsel to Cadence Design Systems. He has co-chaired the Daily Journal Western M&A and PE Forum for a number of years.

Dave has been recognized by Global M&A Network as one of Americas Top 50 M&A Lawyers. He has also been selected as a Northern California "Super Lawyer " in the area of mergers and acquisitions.

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    Representative Clients

    • Hewlett-Packard
    • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
    • Marvell Technology Group
    • McKesson
    • Opsware
    • Silver Spring Networks

    Education & Admissions

    J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law

    A.B., cum laude, Economics
    University of California, Davis

    Admitted to practice in California

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