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February 15, 2019Firm News
Gunderson Dettmer Named PitchBook’s Most Active VC 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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May 26, 2017Firm News
Chambers Announces 2017 Rankings

Chambers USA announced today its 2017 Leading Lawyers and ranked Gunderson Dettmer as a national leader in several practice areas. 

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February 3, 2017Firm News
By the Numbers: Venture-Backed IPOs in 2016

As we have in the past, we analyzed the 34 venture-backed companies incorporated in the United States that were involved in IPOs on U.S. stock exchanges during 2016.

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