Christopher G. Geissinger

San Diego
  • 12670 High Bluff Drive
  • San Diego, CA 92130
  • USA
Profile Experience

Christopher Geissinger is a counsel in the San Diego office of Latham & Watkins, and a member of the Corporate Department. His practice includes: 

  • Emerging companies
  • Corporate governance
  • Public company representation
  • Venture financings
  • Private placements
  • Public offerings
  • Life sciences and technology industries




Mr. Geissinger's recent experience includes advising:

  • Conatus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biotechnology company, in its US$66 million initial public offering
  • Cubic Corporation, a defense and aerospace company, in a US$120 million public offering of its common stock by selling stockholders
  • Evoke Pharma, Inc., a pharmaceutical company, in its US$25 million initial public offering
  • ChemoCentryx, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, in its US$64 million initial public offering
  • Florida Gas Transmission Company, LLC, a natural gas transportation company, in its US$300 million Rule 144A private placement of senior notes
  • ViaSat, Inc., a leading provider of broadband, satellite and other wireless networks and secure networking systems, products and services, in its US$575 million Rule 144A private placements of senior notes and its tender offer for US$275 million of its outstanding senior notes
  • MeLLmo Inc., a software company developing mobile apps, in its US$30 million Series C Preferred Stock financing
  • The underwriters in connection with a US$62 million follow-on public offering by Sequenom, Inc., a molecular diagnostic testing and genetics analysis company
  • The underwriters in connection with a US$75 million follow-on public offering by Clovis Oncology, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company
Thought Leadership
  • Co-author, “Annual Meeting Handbook,” RR Donnelley, 2015
  • Co-lecturer, “Term Sheet Negotiations,” UCSD Rady School of Management, 2012
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