The San Francisco office of Mintz, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. continues its expansion with the addition of Greg Chin, who joins as Member in the firm’s Corporate and Securities Practice. He joins the firm having most recently led the Silicon Valley practice of Flatiron Law Group LLP.
Mr. Chin is the third recent high-profile addition to the firm’s growing San Francisco office, following on the heels of Alex Trimble and Steve Akerley, both IP practitioners.
Mr. Chin represents public and private companies in clean tech, life sciences, digital health and other emerging growth industries, and regularly represents venture capital firms and investment banks that support emerging growth companies. His transactional experience includes initial public offerings and public securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and venture capital financings.
“Greg is well-connected within the Bay Area and Silicon Valley business community and has been working alongside clients in high-growth areas for years,” said Bob Bodian, Managing Member of Mintz. “His knowledge and firsthand experience make him a strong asset for our clients and a valuable asset to the national corporate team.”
Mr. Chin also serves as general outside counsel to emerging growth companies, advising on matters ranging from business plans and company formation issues for startups to disclosure and corporate governance issues for public companies.
“Greg is known and highly regarded throughout the Silicon Valley tech community and within our firm. He is going to be a tremendous fit in our emerging companies and energy technology practices, and we are delighted to welcome him to the firm,” said Paul Churchill, Managing Member of Mintz San Francisco office.
Prior to joining Flatiron Group to lead the Silicon Valley practice, Mr. Chin was previously a partner in the Silicon Valley office of Jones Day and a partner at Latham & Watkins where he co-founded the firm’s cleantech practice. Before attending law school, Mr. Chin worked for two years in business development and marketing for an emerging growth company in Japan and for five years wrote a column in Japanese about Silicon Valley news. From 2003 to 2010, Mr. Chin was a member of the Board of Directors of Hillel at Stanford University. He earned his undergraduate degree from Yale College and his law degree from Harvard Law School, cum laude.