Sidley Austin has made the first addition to its recently established office in Palo Alto with the naming of Justin Bastian as partner. Bastian’s practice focuses on capital market transactions, securities compliance and corporate governance.
Bastian has represented technology companies or their underwriters in more than 75 public offerings, according to a company press release. Tom DeFillips, managing partner of Sidley’s Palo Alto office, said adding a partner “focused on representation of public technology companies and their underwriters was a top priority.
Sidley established its Palo Alto office in late 2009. It focuses on corporate, technology transactions and IP litigation matters for emerging and established technology companies. Overall, Sidley Austin has approximately 1,700 lawyers practicing in 17 cities worldwide.