Christopher R. Moore

Christopher R. Moore

Silicon Valley

Email christopher.moore@​

Phone +1 650 463 4094

Fax +1 650 463 4199

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

Chris Moore's practice primarily focuses on public and private company merger and acquisition transactions and activist defense. Chris has significant experience in both cross-border and domestic transactions, as well as carve-outs and LBOs. He also advises companies and their boards of directors on takeover defense and governance matters.

Chris has advised a broad range of public and private clients across many industries, with a focus on the technology and life sciences sectors. In 2020, the Daily Journal named Chris one of the top 40 California lawyers under the age of 40. He was recognized for his transactional work in the technology industry by The Legal 500 U.S. in 2018, and he was one of only six mergers and acquisitions lawyers recognized by Law360 as a Rising Star in 2018. He also serves on the Thomson Reuters Practical Law Corporate Advisory Board.

Awards and recognitions


Mergers & Acquisitions, Rising Star


Media, Technology, and Telecoms: Technology: Transactions
Legal 500 US


Media, Technology, and Telecoms: Telecoms and Broadcast: Transactional
Legal 500 US


Top 40 Under 40 Lawyers
Daily Journal

Education and admissions


J.D., University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, 2008

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, cum laude, 2004


Member, Working Group for the ABA 2017 Strategic Buyer/Public Target M&A Deal Points Study

Review Team Member, ABA M&A Carveout Transactions Deal Points Study

Bar admissions and qualifications


New York

Representative experience

Walmart in its US$16bn acquisition of a majority stake in Flipkart.

Marvell Technology Group in its US$6bn acquisition of Cavium and in its US$450m acquisition of Aquantia.

Dialog Semiconductor in its acquisition of Silego Technology and in its pending US$500m acquisition of Adesto Technologies.

Synopsys in its US$565m acquisition of Black Duck Software and its acquisitions of Tinfoil Security, Qualtera, Protecode,* Gold Standard Simulations,* Cigital,* and Codiscope.*

Atlassian in its acquisitions of OpsGenie, AgileCraft, Code Barrel, Halp, and Mindville.

Sabre in its acquisition of Radixx.

zulily in its US$2.4bn sale to Liberty Interactive Corporation.*

Eli Lilly in its US$960m acquisition of CoLucid Pharmaceuticals.*

XenoPort in its US$446.6m sale to Arbor Pharmaceuticals.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

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