ROBERT V. GUNDERSON, JR.
1200 Seaport Blvd.
Redwood City, CA 94063
Phone | 650-321-2400
Fax | 650-321-2800
BOB is a founding partner of our firm. He serves as principal outside counsel for many of the country’s leading venture capital firms, public and private companies, and investment banks. Bob is a nationally recognized authority in the areas of venture capital and emerging growth companies and has represented parties to many of Silicon Valley’s most significant financings, IPOs, and mergers and acquisitions.
Numerous publications have identified Bob as one of the most influential lawyers in technology and venture capital. He has been included in The Best Lawyers in America for nearly 20 years, and was named "San Francisco Best Lawyers Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year" for 2012. In 2007 Forbes named him to their "Midas List" of leading venture capital investors (second highest ranked lawyer in the country on the Forbes list), Lawdragon named him among "500 Leading Dealmakers in America" and The Legal 500 selected him as a leading attorney in "Venture Capital and Emerging Companies." Bob has been consistently recognized as a Northern California "Superlawyer." He was listed as one of the "Big 10" in California Law Business (October 2000) as one of California’s Top Ten lawyers. He was named "Best Corporate Lawyer" by Upside magazine (1991). He was listed in The American Lawyer’s Forty-Five as one of the top 45 lawyers in the nation under age 45 (December 1995).
Bob is the co-editor of the Emerging Growth Companies Series of legal texts (Glasser LegalWorks) as well as the widely used, two-volume treatise, Venture Capital and Public Offering Negotiation (third edition), published by Aspen Law & Business. He is also co-author of Corporate Partnering: Structuring and Negotiating Domestic and International Strategic Alliances (Prentice Hall Law & Business 1992) as well as The Private Offering Handbook (Prentice Hall Law & Business 1990).
Bob currently serves on the Board of Directors of Theravance, Inc., a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company, as well as on the Boards of several private companies. He also serves on the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Advisory Board for the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology at the University of California, Berkeley.