William Schreiber concentrates his practice on representation of startup companies from incorporation through an initial public offering or acquisition and representation of public companies in acquisitions and joint venture activities. Bill's clients range from venture-financed startup companies to publicly traded companies.
Bill has represented numerous private, VC-backed companies, primarily in internet, software, semiconductor, networking and life science technologies, and currently include Adara Media, BountyJobs, Denali Software, Enkata Technologies, ImageShack, Joby, Nexenta, Nexsan, Permuto, Pivotal Systems, Precise Software, Queplix, Rhythm NewMedia, Silver Peak Systems, Slideshare, SpinMedia, SuccessFactors, Sunrise Telecom, Tidemark Systems, Uber Technologies, Uptake, Vudu, Weebly, WhiteHat Security, Wordnik, Xignite, and Zappos.com. He has also represented several venture capital firms, including Apex Partners, Azure Partners, Baseline Ventures, Benchmark Capital, DCM, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Greylock Partners, Harrison Metal Ventures, InterWest Venture Partners, JAFCO Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Opus Capital Ventures, Palo Alto Venture Partners, Rembrandt Venture Partners, Sierra Ventures, Sigma Partners, Storm Ventures, Sutter Hill Ventures and Venrock.
Bill has represented the following companies through their initial public offering: Alantec, Ascend Communications, FiberTower Corporation, Enlighten Software, GoRemote Internet Communications, Homestore.com, Puma Technology, Raytel Medical, SuccessFactors and Vantive.
Bill has represented the following companies, among numerous others, through their acquisition: Ascend Communications' $19 billion acquisition by Lucent Technologies; FiberTower's $1.5 billion merger with First Avenue Networks; Zappos.com's $1.2 billion acquisition by Amazon.com; Integrated Systems' $460 million acquisition by Wind River Systems; Denali's $315 million acquisition by Cadence Design Systems; TriVida's $180 million acquisition by BeFree; Slideshare's $119 million acquisition by LinkedIn; Siliquent's $85 million acquisition by Broadcom and Vudu's acquisition by WalMart Stores.
The additional public companies he has represented include Adaptec, Biovail, Castelle, Philips Electronics and Siemens.
Prior to receiving his law degree, Bill earned a C.P.A. in California in 1990 while working at Deloitte & Touche.