AUSTIN, TX— Perkins Coie is pleased to announce that Valeska Pederson Hintz has joined the firm’s Emerging Companies & Venture Capital (ECVC) practice as a partner in its growing Austin office. Valeska has spent most of her legal career in Silicon Valley advising emerging growth companies, investment banks, and venture capital and private equity firms. Her addition also expands the firm’s thriving ECVC practice in Austin.
Valeska’s practice focuses on the areas of corporate and securities laws, including venture financings, initial public offerings, tender offers, corporate governance, M&A transactions, SPAC transactions, and general corporate representation on behalf of public and late-stage private companies. With a breadth of experience in the technology and biotechnology fields, Valeska is highly attuned to the business and legal challenges that emerging growth companies routinely face. Valeska has worked with companies in a wide array of industries, including software, media and AdTech, biotechnology, semiconductor, blockchain, and social networking.