Kurt J. Berney represents technology, fintech, medical equipment/health care, new media, consumer and other companies, as well as the venture capital/private equity funds and investment banks that invest in and provide investment banking services to those companies. Kurt has more than 20 years of experience in diverse practice areas including cross-border mergers and acquisitions, public offerings and private debt and equity financings.
He leverages his accounting background and public company governance experience to handle accounting and other special investigations. Kurt’s representative People’s Republic of China (PRC) clients include companies such as Acorn International, Mindray Medical, and WuXi Pharmatech, and numerous VC/PE and each of the major investment banking firms, including representing the underwriters in the recent LendingClub IPO.
He is a frequent speaker/presenter on cross-border M&A transactions, the global IPO process, international capital markets and financing transactions. Prior to joining O’Melveny, Kurt was a partner with Silicon Valley’s largest technology-focused law firm. He also practiced in the New York and Hong Kong offices of a major Wall Street law firm.
Kurt also is a Certified Public Accountant.
University of Texas, Austin, J.D., 1988: cum laude; Order of the Coif; associate editor, Texas Law Review
University of Arizona, Tucson, B.S., Accounting, 1983: with honors, Beta Alpha Psi