Brad Finkelstein


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Brad Finkelstein specializes in mergers and acquisitions, complex securities transactions, corporate governance and takeover defense. For more than 20 years, Brad has represented public and private technology companies in corporate transactions—negotiated and hostile—with deal values ranging from US$5 million to US$25 billion, as well in governance, stockholder activism- and disclosure-related matters. He has also advised issuers and underwriters in debt and equity corporate finance transactions. Select companies that Brad has represented in major transactions include Twitter, LinkedIn, Yahoo!, Juniper Networks, Hewlett-Packard, and Ameritrade.

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized in the 2012-2019 editions of Northern California Super Lawyers
  • Named to the 2009, 2010, and 2011 editions of the “Rising Stars” list published by Northern California Super Lawyers


Bar Admissions

  • California


  • Columbia Law School, J.D., 1996: Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; Managing Editor, Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems
  • Tufts University, B.A., Philosophy and History, 1993: cum laude with highest thesis honors

Professional Activities


  • The Honorable Paul R. Michel, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (1996-1997)
  • 4D pharma plc in its merger with the Longevity Acquisition Corporation SPAC
  • Ameritrade in its US$3.3 billion acquisition of the US brokerage business of TD Waterhouse Group to form TD Ameritrade
  • Brocade Communications Systems in its US$5.5 billion acquisition by Broadcom
  • Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings in its separation from iHeartMedia amidst iHeart’s emergence from its Chapter 11 restructuring
  • Deckers Brands in its successful proxy contest to re-elect all members of its board of directors  against the objections of Marcato Capital Management