Arrington, Patrick

Of Counsel


B.A., magna cum laude, University of New Mexico
LL.B., Harvard Law School


The State Bar of California
Admitted since 1968
State Bar No. 41248


Included in Best Lawyers in America since 1996

Arrington, Patrick

Of Counsel

Patrick’s practice emphasizes corporate, securities, financing, licensing and merger and acquisition advice to technology and emerging growth companies. Patrick has extensive industry experience in semiconductors (both equipment and device side), data storage, software, networking, tech and telecommunications. Over the course of his career, Patrick has negotiated and closed many complex, high-dollar value merger and acquisition transactions between public and private companies, both domestic and international.

Prior to joining Fortis LLP, Patrick most recently was a Partner at Dorsey & Whitney, LLP. Prior to that, Patrick was a Partner at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP (1995-2003), and a Partner at Rutan & Tucker (1983-1995). He has also been a member of the Boards of Directors of such public companies as Systemed, Inc., Laser Precision Corporation, and Proxima Corporation, as well as those of several privately held venture financed technology companies.

Representative Clients

Conexant Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNXT)
Laser Precision Corporation (acquired by GN Great Nordic Ltd.)
Systemed, Inc. (acquired by Merck-Medco)
Genetrix, Inc. (acquired by Genzyme Corporation)
Proxima Corporation (acquired by InFocus Systems)
Quantum Corporation (NYSE: QTM)
Syntax-Brillian Corporation (OTC:BRLCQ)
Newport Communications, Inc. (acquired by Broadcom)
Airwave Communications Corp. (acquired by Motorola)
Interlink Electronics, Inc. Audit Committee
Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:SMSI)
Palomar Ventures, LP

Representative Matters

Syntax Corporation in merger with Brillian Corporation ($330 million)
Proxima Corporation in acquisition by InFocus Systems, Inc. ($600 million)
ATL Products, Inc. in acquisition by Quantum Corporation ($300 million)
Genetrix, Inc. in acquisition by Genzyme Corporation
D.I.P., Inc. in acquisition by MKS Instruments, Inc.
Quantum Corporation in acquisitions of M4 Data Ltd. (UK) and Sanlight, Inc.
Conexant Systems, Inc. in acquisitions of Istari, Inc. and Device Guys, Inc.
Verteq, Inc. in private equity financed management buyout of the Semiconductor Group of Furon Corporation, several subsequent rounds of venture capital financing and an initial public offering
Smith Micro Software, Inc. in acquisition of Allume Systems, Inc.
Laser Precision Corporation in acquisition by GN Great Nordic Ltd. (Denmark)
Verteq, Inc. in acquisition of Phoenix Process Automation, Inc.
Systemed, Inc. in acquisition of PBM division of Caremark, Inc.
Airwave Communications Corp in acquisition by Motorola, Inc.
iStor Networks, Inc. in its acquisition by Promise Technology, Inc. (Taiwan)
SyagenTechnolgies, Inc. in its acquisition by Morpho Detection, Inc.