Jason R. Schendel

Jason R. Schendel: Attorney with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP


Jason Schendel is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group in the firm's Palo Alto and San Francisco offices.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Schendel's practice focuses on advising public and private companies in mergers & acquisitions, securities offerings, corporate governance, SEC reporting, and general corporate matters. Mr. Schendel also has extensive experience working with private equity funds in connection with fund formation, general fund operating matters, and buy-side M&A.

Prior to joining Sheppard Mullin, Mr. Schendel had been General Counsel of Entelos, Inc., a privately held life sciences company. Earlier in his career, Mr. Schendel had practiced in the Silicon Valley offices of international law firms including Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, Shearman & Sterling, and Heller Ehrman / Venture Law Group.


Recent Selected Transactions

•LKQ European Holdings B.V., a subsidiary of LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ: LKQ), 1 billion high-yield debt offering (April 2018)
•El Centro Regional Medical Center $125 million bond offering (April 2018)
•Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, as representative of the underwriters, in connection with the initial public offering of OP Bancorp (NASDAQ: OPBK) (March 2018)
•Privately held media company in a proposed $300 million high yield debt offering (January 2018)
•Raymond James, as representative of the underwriters, in connection with the public offering of common stock of FS Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSBW) (September 2017)
•Hecla Mining Company (NYSE: HL) proposed $500 million high-yield debt offering (June 2017)
•LendingTree, Inc. (NASDAQ: TREE) $300 million convertible senior notes offering (May 2017)
•The Gymboree Corporation $127.5 million sale of its Play & Music business to Zeavion (July 2016)
•LKQ Italia Bondco S.p.A., a subsidiary of LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ: LKQ), 500 million high-yield debt offering (April 2016)
•Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ: DIOD) $413 million acquisition of Pericom Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEM) (November 2015)
•LendingTree, Inc. (NASDAQ: TREE) $112 million secondary public offering (November 2015)
•First Foundation (NASDAQ: FFWM) $138 million initial public offering (August 2015)
•El Centro Regional Medical Center $50 million bond offering (March 2015)
•Dialogic Inc. (OTCB: DLGC) sale to NOVACAP (November 2014)
•dick clark productions joint venture with the Miss America Organization (September 2014)
•Sport Chalet, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPCH) sale to Vestis Retail Group LLC (July 2014)
•Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS) $625 million high-yield debt offering (May 2014)
•Solid Concepts $295 million sale to Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS) (March 2014)
•RadNet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDNT) tender offer for its $200 million outstanding high-yield bonds (March 2014)
•LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ: LKQ) $600 million high-yield debt offering (May 2013)
•Hecla Mining Company (NYSE: HL) $500 million high-yield debt offering (April 2013)


•Author of chapter VI. (California) in Bloomberg BNA’s Corporate Practice Series Doing Business in States Other Than the State of Incorporation (Alabama Through Michigan) , 84 C.P.S. (BNA), 2018.
•Author of a chapter in, Understanding Legal Trends in the Private Equity and Venture Capital Market: Leading Lawyers on Navigating the Current Economy, Managing Risks, and Understanding Changing SEC Regulations (Inside the Minds), Aspatore, 2014
•JOBS Act Eases IPOs, The Recorder, February 7, 2013
•SEC Leader Signals Revised Rules, The Recorder, May 19, 2011

Corporate & Securities Law Blog Posts

• SEC Approves Updated Disclosure Requirements, August 21, 2018
• SEC Approves Nasdaq’s Proposed Rule on Third Party Payments to Directors and Director-Nominees - The 'Golden Leash' Disclosure, August 2, 2016
• SEC Proposes Amendments to Update and Simplify Disclosure Requirements as Part of Overall Disclosure Effectiveness Review, July 22, 2016
• SEC Staff To Express No Views On Conflicting Shareholder Proposals Under Rule 14a-8(i)(9), January 29, 2015
• NASDAQ Proposes The Adoption Of A New All-Inclusive Annual Listing Fee, September 9, 2014
• Client Alert - Considerations for 2014 Proxy Season and Beyond, December 17, 2013
• FTC Proposes Amendments To The Hart-Scott-Rodino Rules Regarding Withdrawal Of A Premerger Notification Filing, February 8, 2013
• New IRS Regulations Regarding Noncompensatory Partnership Options Effective Immediately, February 7, 2013
• FINRA Adopts Rule 5123 Requiring the Filing of Offering Documents used in Private Placements of Securities, January 24, 2013
• Navigating the SEC's Recent Conflict Minerals Rules: Threading the Needle Through Complex Controls and Procedures and Complying with New Disclosure Requirements, September 21, 2012
• Update on Timeline for SEC Rulemaking to Implement the JOBS Act and Dodd-Frank Act, July 25, 2012
• President Obama Signs JOBS Act: Landmark Reform for Small and Emerging Growth Companies Now Law, April 5, 2012
• Senate Passes Modified JOBS Act - Regulatory Reform for Small and Emerging Growth Companies Speeds Closer to Fruition, March 26, 2012
• SEC Considering New Regulations Governing Capital Formation for Smaller Companies, Crowdfunding, Social and Other New Media, April 21, 2011
• SEC's Proposed New Reporting Rules for Institutional Investment Managers, December 9, 2010

Media Mentions

•ZEAVION Holding's $127.5 million acquisition of Gymboree Play & Music
Don't Miss It: Hot Deals & Firms We're Following This Week
Law360, July 1, 2016
•Sheppard, O'Melveny Advise in $91.4M Public Offering
Daily Journal, November 17, 2015
•Sheppard Mullin Represents Diodes in Its $400 Million Acquisition of Pericom Semiconductor
Corporate Counsel, September 4, 2015
•Latham, Sheppard Mullin Steer $400M Semiconductor Deal
Law360, September 3, 2015
•Sheppard Mullin, Manatt Advise in $120 Million Public Offering
Daily Journal, August 11, 2015
•First Foundation, Advised by Sheppard Mullin Attorneys, Announces Pricing and Upsizing of Common Stock Offering
Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, August 7, 2015
•Sheppard Mullin Helps Medical Center With Bond Offering
Daily Journal, March 24, 2015
•Novacap to Acquire Dialogic
The Deal Pipeline, October 13, 2014
•Sheppard Mullin Advises Sporting Goods Retailer in Private Equity Sale
Daily Journal, July 8, 2014
•Sheppard Mullin Represents Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc.
San Diego Business Journal, May 26, 2014
•Sheppard Mullin Advises Kratos In $625 Million Note Offering
Daily Journal, May 13, 2014
•Stratasys Buys 2 US 3D Printing Cos.
Law360, April 2, 2014
•Sheppard Mullin Advises RadNet In Tender Offer
Daily Journal, March 11, 2014

(Also at Palo Alto Office)

Areas of Practice (10)

  • Corporate
  • Capital Markets
  • Private Equity
  • Public Company Corporate Governance and Compliance
  • Digital Media
  • Emerging Growth/Venture Capital
  • Entertainment
  • Financial Services
  • Life Sciences and FDA
  • Social Media and Games

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
650.815.2621  Phone
650.815.2601  Fax
University Attended:
University of Minnesota, B.S.B., 1996
Law School Attended:
Columbia Law School, J.D., Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Evans Scholar, Dean's List, 2002
Year of First Admission:
2002, California
Mandarin Chinese

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