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November 15, 2019Firm News
Gunderson Dettmer Named PitchBook’s Most Active Venture Law Firm Globally for Q3 2019

Gunderson Dettmer is again ranked “most active law firm globally” in PitchBook’s Global Venture Capital League Tables. This result reflects Gunderson Dettmer’s continued market leadership in the venture capital marketplace and reinforces previous recognition as the most active law firm in the world in PitchBook’s 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 annual industry reports.

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November 14, 2019Firm News
Founding Partner Jay Hachigian Profiled in Boston Hubweek's ChangeMaker Series

Gunderson Dettmer founding partner Jay Hachigian shared his views on why Boston is a thriving center of innovation, and how Gunderson is part of the Boston success story, in HubWeek’s ChangeMaker series.

Among other insights, he shared “I always tell our associates that in today’s world, you have to be great at something. It doesn’t matter what you’re great at, but if you stick to it, clients will come to appreciate that expertise and will seek you out when they have a matter that needs attention.”

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November 12, 2019Firm News
Partner Ivan Gaviria Quoted in Law360 Article "Steering the Unicorns"

Gunderson Dettmer partner and Northern California leader Ivan Gaviria offers his hard-won insights guiding fast-growing startups in the Law360 article "Steering the Unicorns: Tips for Working with Startups.".

Among his other insights, he is quoted as saying, "From a lawyer's perspective, you cannot be old school. You have to be much more nimble about responsiveness and you have to be prepared sometimes to get out of your comfort zone."

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November 1, 2019Firm News
Partner Marcia Hatch Profiled in Modern Counsel's Empowered Issue

Ann Arbor office leader Marcia Hatch was profiled in Modern Counsel's article "Marcia Hatch Gives Gunderson Dettmer an Edge." Among other insights, when talking about the Midwest market she shared "“There are great universities, great technology, and entrepreneurs here. The people and ideas are there; it’s a matter of more money being invested. As a firm, we reviewed our Midwest client base and our long-term goals for where we want our companies to be. We ultimately viewed it as an opportunity to jump into the space early and be an early adopter. It was leading instead of following.”  

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October 31, 2019Firm News
New York Associate Aliya Sanders Honored with Cornerstone Award for Pro Bono Work

Aliya Sanders, New York tech transactions associate, was among 13 lawyers honored with the Lawyers Alliance for New York's 2019 Cornerstone Award for outstanding pro bono legal services to nonprofits. She provided supported to a variety of non-profits, including NYC Pride, Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow and Brooklyn's Children's Theater. 

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August 30, 2019Firm News
PitchBook Data Shows Gunderson #1 Law Firm Globally for the First Half of 2019

PitchBook data from the first two quarters of 2019 shows Gunderson is the #1 most active law firm globally for venture and growth equity deals for the first half of the year. This result confirms Gunderson Dettmer’s continued market leadership in the venture capital marketplace and reinforces previous recognition as the most active law firm in the world in PitchBook’s 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 annual industry reports.

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May 17, 2019Firm News
Gunderson Dettmer Named PitchBook’s Most Active Venture Law Firm Globally for Q1 2019

Gunderson Dettmer is again ranked “most active law firm globally” in PitchBook’s Global Venture Capital League Tables. This result reflects Gunderson Dettmer’s continued market leadership in the venture capital marketplace and reinforces previous recognition as the most active law firm in the world in PitchBook’s 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 annual industry reports.

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February 15, 2019Firm News
Gunderson Dettmer Named PitchBook’s Most Active Venture Law Firm Globally for the Fifth Year in a Row

With 885 venture deals to its credit in 2018, Gunderson Dettmer is again ranked “most active law firm globally” in PitchBook’s Global Venture Capital League Tables. This result reflects Gunderson Dettmer’s continued market leadership in the venture capital marketplace and reinforces previous recognition as the most active law firm in the world in PitchBook’s 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 annual industry reports.

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February 4, 2019Firm News
Gunderson Dettmer’s Boston Office Expands Its Fund Formation Practice with Addition of Brian D. Huber

Brian Huber, who will be resident in the Boston office, has significant experience advising fund managers on issues related to fundraising, GP management, and economics, including the tax and structuring aspects of fund formations and investments globally. He helps clients navigate complex issues in the evolving legal and regulatory landscape, such as the impact of recent tax reform on investment and organizational decision-making. Mr. Huber also has significant experience advising fund managers and investors in connection with secondary purchases and sales of fund interests.

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January 15, 2019Firm News
Gunderson Dettmer’s Boston Office Adds David D. Gammell to its Leading Emerging Companies Practice

Gunderson Dettmer announced today that David D. Gammell has joined the firm’s leading emerging companies practice, resident in the Boston office.

David Gammell is a prominent corporate lawyer known for his work representing emerging growth companies throughout their lifecycle as well as leading national and international venture capital and growth equity funds. With more than two decades of experience, he has a substantial practice advising early stage companies and entrepreneurs on formation matters, financings, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property strategy, licensing, technology transfer and strategic alliances. He teaches at MIT and Harvard, and regularly serves as a panelist and judge at conferences and competitions focused on startups and venture-backed companies.

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December 14, 2018Firm News
Gunderson Dettmer Wins "Deal of the Year for Asia" and Two Other Awards from FinanceAsia for the $16B Walmart/Flipkart Deal

Gunderson Dettmer earned "Deal of the Year for Asia," "Best M&A Deal in Asia" and "Best India Deal" in FinanceAsia’s Achievement Awards 2018 for its work in the US$16 billion acquisition of Flipkart Group by Walmart Inc. Gunderson served as international and M&A counsel to Flipkart Group, one of India’s largest e-commerce marketplaces, in the deal that made Walmart Inc. its largest shareholder. With the completion of the investment, Walmart now holds approximately 77 percent of Flipkart and the deal is reported to be the most highly-valued e-commerce deal in history.

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December 13, 2018Firm News
Gunderson Dettmer Announces New Partners

Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP has announced the promotions of five associates to the partnership, effective January 1, 2019.

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September 14, 2018Firm News
Gunderson Dettmer Wins “Finance & Transactional Impact Deal of the Year” for ARMO BioSciences/Eli Lilly M&A at 2018 LMG Life Sciences Awards

Gunderson Dettmer was recognized for a “Finance & Transactional Impact Deal of the Year” at the 2018 Euromoney LMG Life Sciences Awards. Gunderson Dettmer won the award for its representation of ARMO BioSciences, a late-stage immuno-oncology company, in its $1.6 billion sale to Eli Lilly & Company. Gunderson Dettmer also congratulates Lilly for being shortlisted for the Financial & Corporate In-House Team of the Year award at the same event.

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September 14, 2018Firm News
Gunderson Dettmer's Silicon Valley Headquarters Heads Downtown

Gunderson Dettmer's Silicon Valley office has relocated to a newly-constructed building in downtown Redwood City, California. The new space reflects evolving work styles, efficient design and new collaboration tools to fit the firm's culture and is designed to appeal to lawyers and clients alike.

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September 13, 2018Firm News
Best Lawyers names twelve Gunderson Dettmer partners in 2019 edition of the Best Lawyers in the United States

Best Lawyers named twelve Gunderson Dettmer partners to its 2019 peer-reviewed list of the most respected lawyers in their focus areas. Ross L. Burningham, Scott C. Dettmer, Steven R. Franklin, Jay K. Hachigian, James L. Hauser, Sharon J. Hendricks, Andrew Y. Luh, Daniel E. O’Connor, Brooks Stough, Jeffrey C. Thacker, and Thomas F. Villeneuve were all named to Best Lawyers in the United States.

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June 18, 2018Firm News
Malcolm B. Nicholls III Joins Gunderson Dettmer’s Industry-Leading Fund Formation Practice

Gunderson Dettmer announced today that Malcolm B. Nicholls III will join its industry-leading fund formation practice, where he will be a partner resident in the Boston office. A highly-respected practitioner, Malcolm brings over 20 years of experience representing venture capital and private equity fund managers and investment advisors globally on a wide range of issues, including formations, secondary transactions, internal governance, and divestments and distributions.

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May 25, 2018Firm News
Gunderson Dettmer Associate Anna Westfelt Shares Insights on GDPR

In this video, DataGrail interviews Anna Westfelt, an associate in the firm’s Intellectual Property practice group who focuses on privacy and data security issues. She provides insights on why understanding the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is critical for all businesses. GDPR is effective May 25, 2018.

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