Law 360 Features Lara Pender as Gunderson's Newest Growth Equity Partner

July 1, 2022Firm News

Lara Alice Pender, who has represented private equity investors including corporate venture capital, sovereign wealth and pension funds in connection with financings of high-valuation companies, has joined Gunderson Dettmer as its newest growth equity partner. Lara will focus on structuring, negotiating and managing minority- and majority-stake investments, as well as cross-border acquisitions and divestitures, for growth equity, venture capital and other private equity firms.

She also works with startup companies and has helped secure financing for over a dozen "growth stage" companies.

Pender told Law360 Pulse on Thursday that she was drawn by Gunderson Dettmer's reputation among growth equity and venture capital investors.

"Gunderson has a best-in-class venture practice, and everybody is focused on technology companies and the venture space, including growth equity," Pender said. "Every partner that I interviewed with really understood my practice and what it was, and they were just so familiar with the space."

Read more at Law 360