Barry Chang

Associate
Baker & McKenzie LLP

Biography

Barry Chang is an associate in Baker McKenzie’s Palo Alto office and a member of the Firm’s Corporate and Securities Practice Group. Barry’s practice focuses primarily on public and private company mergers and acquisitions, carve-outs, strategic investments and other corporate transactions. He has represented clients in a variety of industries, including technology, private equity, financial services, food and retail. He most recently served as in-house corporate counsel for a leading San Francisco-based fintech company where he advised on all corporate development initiatives and strategic investments. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Barry was an analyst in Goldman Sachs’ fixed income sales and trading group, where he sold corporate bonds and credit derivatives.

Representative Legal Matters

Prior to joining the Firm, Barry served as counsel to:

  • Broadcom in its USD 37 billion sale to Avago (named as a member of the deal team receiving the 2016 California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year Award for M&A)

  • a special committee of the SolarCity board of directors in SolarCity’s USD 2.6 billion sale to Tesla Motors

  • Square in its USD 410 million sale of its Caviar food ordering platform to DoorDash

  • Liberty Mutual in its USD 3.3 billion sale of its group benefits, life and annuity businesses to Lincoln Financial and Progressive Life

  • Ellation in its USD 600 million sale to Otter Media, a joint venture between AT&T and The Chernin Group

  • Xperi in its USD 850 million acquisition of DTS

  • RPX in its USD 550 million sale to HGGC

  • Calera Capital in its USD 1.15 billion sale of United Site Services to Platinum Equity

  • Peet’s Coffee in its joint venture with Launch Capital to create Trade, a subscription-based marketplace for craft-roasted coffee

  • CapitalG in its leading investment in Lyft’s USD 1 billion Series H financing round

Admissions

  • California~United States

Education

  • University of California, Los Angeles (JD)
  • University of California, Los Angeles (MBA)
  • Stanford University (BS)

Languages

  • English
  • Mandarin