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Damien A. Grierson

Counsel
+1.617.951.9080
Fax +1.617.261.3175

Mr. Grierson is a corporate attorney in the firm’s Boston office. His practice focuses on corporate and securities law, including financing transactions, SEC compliance and mergers and acquisitions, for public and mature private companies. Mr. Grierson has extensive experience in capital markets transactions, having represented U.S. and international issuers, investment banks and investors in a wide range of securities offerings, including IPOs, follow-on offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities. He also regularly counsels a number of clients on matters ranging from corporate governance to SEC periodic reporting requirements and other general corporate matters.

His clients have represented a broad array of industries, including software, life sciences and financial services.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Pro bono attorney for K.I.N.D. (Kids In Need of Defense) in Boston representing children in need of immigration-related legal representation

Additional Information

Mr. Grierson began his career as an associate in the capital markets group of Shearman & Sterling LLP, a New York-based international law firm. Prior to joining K&L Gates LLP, Mr. Grierson was with Cooley LLP, a Silicon Valley-based law firm.
Capital Markets

Represented issuers and underwriters in registered and un-registered equity and debt offerings with gross proceeds of over $5 billion, including:
  • an Irish biopharmaceutical company in connection with a registered secondary offering of $390 million shares;
  • the underwriters in connection with the $88 million IPO and a $148 million follow-on offering by a communications lifecycle management software company;
  • a biopharmaceutical company in connection with a $50 million follow-on offering;
  • the underwriters in connection with the $141 million IPO of an identity theft protection company;
  • a medical device company in connection with an offering of $400 million aggregate principal amount of convertible senior notes;
  • the underwriters in connection with a $103 million stock offering by a public quick-turn manufacturing company; and
  • a public networking solutions company in connection with an offering of $300 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes in a 144A transaction.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Represented domestic and international companies in various transactions, including:
  • an Israeli technology company in connection with a dual-track IPO/merger that resulted in an all-stock merger with a U.S. public company;
  • a private Swiss software company in connection with its acquisition of a U.S. company; and
  • a private risk management software provider in connection with its acquisition of a mobile software company.