Raphael Davidian

Raphael Davidian

Associate, Corporate


Raphael Davidian focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate governance and other corporate and securities matters.

Mr. Davidian has represented clients in a variety of public and private U.S. and cross-border transactions, and regularly advises clients on a range of issues involving corporate governance and securities laws, as well as a broad spectrum of other commercial and contractual matters.

Mr. Davidian’s recent experience includes representing:

  • Activision Blizzard Inc. in its $75 billion acquisition by Microsoft Corporation
  • Splunk Inc. in its $28 billion acquisition by Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Credit Karma, Inc. in its $8.1 billion acquisition by Intuit and the $50 million divestiture of its tax business, Credit Karma Tax, to Square, Inc.
  • Coherent in its initially announced $5.7 billion sale to Lumentum, followed by Coherent’s subsequent responses to competing acquisition proposals from MKS Instruments, II-VI and Lumentum in a three-party bidding war culminating in Coherent’s $7.1 billion sale to II-VI
  • Xperi Corporation in its $3 billion merger with TiVo Corporation, a provider of media and digital entertainment technology products and solutions
  • F5 Networks, Inc. in its $1 billion acquisition of Shape Security, Inc., a Silicon Valley-based provider of cybersecurity software solutions, and its $68 million acquisition of ThreatStack, Inc., a Boston-based cloud security and compliance startup
  • Intel Corporation in its acquisition of Granulate Cloud Solutions Ltd., an Israel-based developer of real-time continuous optimization software
  • Netflix, Inc. in its acquisition of Scanline VFX, a visual effects and animation studio
  • Broadcom Inc. in its acquisition of AppNeta Inc., an operator of a SaaS-based application and network performance platform



  • LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center, 2019
  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2018
  • B.A., University of California, Irvine, 2015


  • California
  • New York

Raphael Davidian