Hale Boggs

Partner, Corporate and Finance Capital Markets, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP; Chair, Manatt Digital

Hale Boggs

Partner, Corporate and Finance Capital Markets, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP; Chair, Manatt Digital


Hale Boggs is a partner in Manatt’s corporate and finance and capital markets practice areas. He splits his time between the firm’s Los Angeles and northern California offices. He founded Manatt’s Palo Alto office in 1998, and helped to establish the firm’s San Francisco office in 2007. Hale chairs the firm’s nationwide Business Development Committee and serves on the Compensation Committee and Management Committee. He also is the chair of Manatt Digital and co-chair of the venture capital / emerging companies practice area.
Hale’s practice focuses primarily on corporate and securities matters, including venture capital transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, public and private securities offerings and joint ventures. He works with companies across the spectrum of their business cycles, from start-up through late-stage, with a particular emphasis on companies in the digital media industry.
Hale’s expertise includes venture capital and other equity and debt financings, equity compensation matters, SEC reporting and disclosure, intellectual property licensing, complex corporate partnering transactions and corporate governance. He also represents venture capital firms in fund formation and counseling matters. He frequently assists clients in structuring creative arrangements to acquire, develop, protect and distribute technologies and products both domestically and internationally.
Hale also represents a wide variety of financial institutions and financial services companies, including commercial banks and bank holding companies, and consumer and commercial finance companies.


  • University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, J.D., 1986
    Member, UCLA Law Review

  • Stanford University, B.A., with honors, 1983

Memberships and Activities

  • Admitted to practice in California

  • Member, California State Bar Association, Century City Bar Association and American Bar Association

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of BizWorld Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization focused on teaching business fundamentals and entrepreneurship to school children throughout the United States and internationally

Honors and Awards

  • Named as one of the “500 Leading Lawyers in America” in the 2014-2015 Lawdragon 500 guide

  • Named as one of the “Top Emerging Companies Lawyers in California” by the Daily Journal, February 2014

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2000-2017

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