Firm Overview

Gunderson Dettmer is the only business law firm of its kind—singularly focused on the global venture capital and emerging technology marketplace. With nearly 200 attorneys in seven offices—Silicon Valley, Boston, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco and Beijing, China—we represent more than 2,000 high-growth companies from a broad range of industries and at every stage of development. We provide our clients with counsel on general corporate and securities law, mergers and acquisitions, financings, intellectual property and commercial agreements, strategic alliances, employment, executive compensation, and tax matters. We tailor our guidance to provide the practical advice and flexible terms high-growth companies require.

The firm is a recognized international leader in the representation of venture capital and private equity investment funds. With extensive experience in North America, China, the EU and Latin America, our attorneys provide general counsel, fund formation and investor representation services to hundreds of the world’s leading venture capital and private equity firms. We are consistently ranked the most active fund formation and transactional firm in the country and the firm, and our partners individually routinely earn highest industry rankings from Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, Best Lawyers, PitchBook and others.

We combine our deep market knowledge with strong industry relationships to provide practical, business-oriented counsel designed for the needs of the emerging-growth company marketplace.