Adjunct Professor Eric Sibbitt is a partner in O’Melveny & Myers LLP, San Francisco office, and member of the firm’s Corporate Finance Practice. He advises U.S. and foreign investment banks, private equity funds, and private and governmental issuers on a wide range of corporate finance transactions, including initial public offerings, registered follow-on offerings, Rule 144A and Regulation S global offerings, PIPEs, equity lines of credit, equity forward transactions, private placements, privatizations, and NYSE and NASDAQ listings. Professor Sibbitt also has substantial experience in cross-border mergers, acquisitions, tender offers, and joint ventures. He counsels reporting companies on their ongoing reporting and Sarbanes-Oxley obligations under the Securities Exchange Act, and in connection with the Investment Company Act of 1940.
Professor Sibbitt’s industry experience spans the telecommunications, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, software, financial services, real estate, internet, media, airline, governmental, semiconductor, and automotive and electronics manufacturing sectors. He is a frequent speaker on international legal developments in the U.S. and abroad, and his publications have been widely cited and included as required or suggested reading in university courses in the U.S., Europe and Asia.
Professor Sibbitt practiced in New York and Tokyo with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP prior to joining O’Melveny’s San Francisco office. He received his LL.M. from Kyushu University, his J.D. from Harvard University, and his A.B. in Economics and Asian Studies from U.C. Berkeley. His latest speaking engagement included “American Attorneys and Transactional Legal Practice in Japan” at Hastings in Spring 2008.