Seasoned fund counsel with an operator's experience and perspective
Jeff is counsel in the Venture Capital and Growth Equity Fund Group, based in northern California. Jeff has a unique dual role at Gunderson. He spends part of his time on his legal practice, focusing on the formation and operation of U.S. and international venture capital funds, and counseling venture capital funds on their day-to-day operations. The remainder of Jeff’s time utilizes the significant operating background he has developed managing venture and private equity funds. He is applying that experience as an operations lead within the Venture Capital and Growth Equity Fund Group, focusing on managing a range of projects across the various firm offices, including Knowledge Management and automation, paralegal resources and training, associate recruiting and training and marketing and business development initiatives for the practice.
Prior to joining the firm in early 2020, Jeff spent the last 6 years as the Administrative Partner for August Capital, an early stage enterprise and consumer information technology focused venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley. At August Capital, he managed all operations of the firm (including legal, finance, investor relations and reporting, information technology and systems, human resources and facilities). Jeff’s prior experience includes over 15 years across a diverse range of roles, including Partner, focused on venture capital and private equity funds at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati and at Fenwick & West, and operating roles in-house, ranging from general counsel to CFO to COO to CCO to Managing Director of Operations at both direct investment funds and funds of funds, including funds focused on venture capital, private equity and buy-out, distress, real estate, and hedge funds, and with operations in the United States and around the globe.
Leveraging his operating experience across a range of private equity funds and through multiple market cycles, Jeff brings a wealth of unique perspectives for both clients and the firm.
Jeff is based in Silicon Valley but spends time at each of the Gunderson office locations coordinating fund team operations. He is admitted to both the New York and California bars.
- New York University School of Law, J.D.
- New York University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation Law
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), B.S., Architecture