Curtis is recognized as a leading corporate and securities lawyer in Silicon Valley. Curtis has represented emerging growth companies, major public companies,
investment banks, venture capital funds and private equity funds in hundreds of public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, buyouts, venture capital financings and other complex transactions. He has extensive experience in corporate governance matters and regularly acts as general outside counsel to public and private companies at all stages of development, particularly in the technology, life sciences and consumer sectors.
Curtis was the founding and managing partner of the Palo Alto office of two different national law firms, and co-chair of the Corporate group in Silicon Valley for a third. He is a past co-Chair of PLI’s Annual Institute and founded and co-Chairs PLI’s Venture Capital series.
Lizette M. Pérez-Deisboeck joined Battery in 2009 from Goodwin Procter LLP, where she was a Partner and a member of the Technology Companies and Private Equity Practice Groups. She has over 20 years of legal experience counseling entrepreneurs, public companies and private clients on a variety of matters, including formation, governance, financings, strategic alliances and mergers and acquisitions in the United States and abroad. Prior to Goodwin, Lizette was Vice President of Legal Affairs and Operations, at Idealab, a creator and operator of technology companies. Preceding her work at Idealab, she served as General Counsel at JuniorNet Corporation, a children's online service. Lizette was an associate in the Corporate Departments of Goodwin Procter LLP and Baker and McKenzie. She served as law clerk to the Honorable Michael A. Telesca of the United District Court of the Western District of New York.
She is a member of the California, Illinois and Massachusetts Bar Associations.
Lizette earned a JD from Boston University School of Law and BA from the University of Rochester.