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Jeffrey C. Selman

Partner

jselman@crowell.com
Phone: +1 415.365.7442
3 Embarcadero Center, 26th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

Jeffrey Selman is the co-chair of the Corporate Group in Crowell & Moring's San Francisco office. Jeff represents emerging and middle-market public and private technology and life sciences companies and investors on formation, equity and debt financing, mergers and acquisitions, licensing, restructurings, board and management issues, and general corporate and commercial transactional matters.

Jeff has extensive experience facilitating transformative growth of small to mid-cap public and emerging private technology and life science companies through corporate finance and securities work, and middle-market M&A and other strategic transactions. Frequently serving as an outside general counsel for clients, Jeff has represented companies in a wide range of industries such as software (enterprise and consumer), the Internet, social networking, mobile device applications, interactive gaming and entertainment, media, semiconductor, network equipment, life sciences, biotech, medical devices, cleantech, geothermal, solar, agbio, battery and energy storage. He has also worked with many companies that have been spun out of research institutions.

Jeff has assisted public companies raise capital through public offerings, both initial and follow-on, and PIPE transactions. Jeff recently led the legal team on the creation and funding of an approximately $148 million special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC, listed on the NYSE. He also provides guidance for general SEC and national exchange compliance, and advises clients on corporate governance issues including board and management matters and investor relations.

Jeff manages strategic transactions for public and private company clients which include mergers, tender offers, and asset and stock sales on both the buy and sell side, cross-border transactions, joint ventures, and intellectual property licensing and collaborative agreements. Recent experience includes divestitures for a private equity-owned software-as-a-service company, acquisitions for a major car rental company, formation of a Brazilian joint venture for a public semiconductor company, in-licensing of cancer therapeutic compounds by an early-stage biotech company, formation and financing of a public-private joint venture to acquire and operate an off-shore oil drilling rig in Alaska, sales of private companies in the online consumer referral, solar and nanotechnology industries, and negotiation and drafting of interactive game development agreements.

Jeff has been recognized by clients and peers as a top lawyer in Northern California in Chambers USA in 2016 and 2017 in the area of Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions. He served as vice chair of the State Bar of California's Business Law Section in 2004–2005. He is a member of the American Bar Association's Section of Business Law, including the Mergers & Acquisitions Committee, the Federal Regulations of Securities Committee, and the Corporate Governance Committee. He is also a former appointed member of the State Bar of California's Business Law Section's Committee of Cyberspace and Law (1997–2001).

Education

  • Stanford University, A.B. Political Science (1987) with distinction and honors
  • Columbia Law School, J.D. (1990)

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Firm News/Announcement
"Corporate – It's a Data-Driven World. Protect Yourself.," Crowell & Moring's Regulatory Forecast 2019 (February 27, 2019). Contributors: Bryan Brewer and Jeffrey C. Selman.
Publication
"U.K. Accelerating Plans to Go Driverless," Regulatory Alert (February 7, 2019). Contacts: Jeffrey C. Selman, Gordon McAllister, Cheryl A. Falvey, Amar Singh Mann, Simon Evers, Maarten Stassen
Client Alert/Newsletter
"Regulatory Impacts on M&A—HSR and CFIUS under the Trump Administration," Western M&A/Private Equity Forum, San Francisco, CA (October 11, 2018). Moderator: Jeffrey C. Selman; Panelist: Ambassador Robert Holleyman.
Speech/Presentation
Q&A: Regulatory Impacts On M&A-HSR And CFIUS Under The Trump Administration Daily Journal (October 5, 2018)
In the News
"Report Highlights Challenges Of Partial Vehicle Automation," Law360 (September 11, 2018). Authors: Laura Foggan, Cheryl A, Falvey, Jeffrey C. Selman, Jonathan M. Lindsay, and Kathryn L. Cervon.
Publication
"Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Publishes Report on Autonomous Vehicle Testing," Insurance/Reinsurance Alert (August 17, 2018). Contacts: Laura Foggan, Jeffrey C. Selman, Cheryl A. Falvey, Jonathan M. Lindsay, Kathryn L. Cervon
Client Alert/Newsletter
"Autonomous Vehicle Incidents: Where Things Are Going in Liability Allocation," Regulatory Alert (July 13, 2018). Contacts: Cheryl A. Falvey, Laura Foggan, Jeffrey C. Selman, Jonathan M. Lindsay, Rukiya Mohamed
Client Alert/Newsletter
"State of Play: Digital Transformation – The Sky's the Limit," Crowell & Moring's Regulatory Forecast 2018 (February 2018). Contributors: Cheryl Falvey, Scott Winkelman, Kate Growley, Jeffrey Selman, Jodi Daniel, Evan Wolff, and Robert Holleyman.
Publication
Hedge Fund To Chase Post-Bankruptcy Companies For Merger The Deal (January 17, 2018)
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