A senior partner of Pillsbury’s Financial Institutions group, Rodney R. Peck has worked with some of the world’s largest corporations in transactions worth billions of dollars. Rod practices in the arenas of corporate, securities, finance and banking law, with a focus that includes the financial services, energy and telecommunications industries.
He has rendered advice and counsel in a variety of litigation matters involving corporations and shareholders, including hostile tender offers and proxy contests for corporate control.
Rod’s practice has also included representation of banks and bank holding companies in connection with federal and state regulatory matters (including bank and bank holding company formations).
REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE :
- Acted as chief outside corporate counsel to Bank of America in its $2.2 billion acquisition of Continental Bank Corporation.
- Represented BNP Paribas and Bank of the West’s $2.4 billion acquisition of United California Bank.
- Represented MUFG Americas Holding Corporation in its $3.5 billion going-private transaction with Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi Ltd.
- Acted as chief outside corporate counsel to Bank of America in disposition of some $8.5 billion in branches, assets and deposit liabilities following merger with Security Pacific National Bank.
- Acted as chief outside corporate counsel to Pacific Telesis Group in its $17 billion merger with SBC Communications Inc., the fourth largest merger in U.S. corporate history at the time.
- Represented WestAmerica Bank Corporation in its $330 million acquisition of ValliCorp Holdings Inc.
- Has represented many underwriters and issuers in IPOs and a variety of other securities transactions. Underwriters represented include Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., Morgan Stanley/Dean Witter, and Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.
- Acted as counsel to Bank of America in “carve-out” transaction in which Bank of America sold to the public $233 million in common stock of its subsidiary, BA Merchant Services Inc.
- Represented Bank of America in establishment of Kearny Street Real Estate Company L.P., a “collecting entity” formed to hold and liquidate several billion dollars of nonperforming assets acquired in a merger.
- Member, Committee on Banking Law of the Section of Corporation, Banking and Business Law, American Bar Association
- Member, Board of Trustees of Dominican University of California, San Rafael, Calif.
- Past member, Financial Institutions Committee, State Bar of California
- Past member, Ad Hoc Committee, State Bar of California
- Past member, Board of Directors of the California State Club Association
- J.D., Columbia University School of Law, 1970
- A.B., Stanford University, 1967
ADMISSIONS : California, New York, District of Columbia
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