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Founded more than fifteen years ago, Gunderson Dettmer has become the nation’s leading business law firm for entrepreneurs, emerging growth companies and venture capitalists. Building upon the idea that “best of breed” wins, we are a different sort of law firm—a business law firm consisting solely of business lawyers. The primary focus of the firm is to assist our clients in solving business problems, executing business strategies and achieving critical business objectives.

With nearly 200 lawyers in seven offices—Silicon Valley, Beijing, Boston, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego and San Francisco—we represent companies in every stage of development—from startup through entry into public equity markets and beyond. Our expertise includes general corporate and securities matters, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private equity fund formation, representation of venture capital and private equity investors, representation of investment bankers, intellectual property and strategic alliances, cross-border transactions, tax, executive compensation, and employment law.

Our business is a people business. We are committed to attracting and retaining the very best legal talent available. Our commitment to recruiting and developing extraordinary legal talent is borne out by the firm’s consistent top-ten rankings in The American Lawyer’s annual Summer Associate Survey.

The firm’s structure and internal systems, including the firm’s partner compensation system, have been intentionally designed to enable us to work together in extremely focused and effective client and transactional teams. Every law firm claims to deliver incredibly cost-effective advice of unequalled brilliance. We believe the success of our clients (including more than 175 of the world’s leading venture capital and private equity firms, more than 2,000 private and public companies and many of the world’s leading investment banks) speaks for itself. The hallmark of our firm is the caliber of our people, our clients and our client service.

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