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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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July 31, 2018Client News
Gunderson Dettmer Advises SpringCM in $220 Million Acquisition by DocuSign

Gunderson Dettmer acted as legal advisor to SpringCM, a leading cloud-based document generation and contract lifecycle management software company, in its $220 million acquisition by DocuSign. In a definitive agreement announced today, the transaction will further accelerate DocuSign’s broadening of its solution beyond e-signature to the rest of the agreement process—from preparing to signing, acting-on, and managing agreements.  

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July 24, 2018Client Alerts
Good News Relating to Private Company Stock Plans

As required under the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act enacted in May 2018 (the “2018 Act”), the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) issued final rules on July 18th to increase the disclosure threshold from $5 million to $10 million for issuances of securities in reliance on Rule 701 under the Securities Act of 1933.

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June 29, 2018Client News
Gunderson Dettmer represents DataMinr in latest financing round

Gunderson Dettmer served as lead counsel to DataMinr in its $392 million Series E financing round with participation from Morgan Stanley’s Tactical Value Fund, Valor Equity Partners, MSD Capital, Declaration Partners, Moore Strategic Ventures, Vulcan Capital, the Pritzker Family Business Interests as well as existing investors Fidelity Investments, Institutional Venture Partners and Goldman Sachs.

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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 23, 2018Client Alerts
Form BE-12 Reporting Requirements as Applied to Private Funds

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is conducting a mandatory survey that imposes reporting requirements on any U.S. business entity (including a fund, general partner entity or management company) in which a foreign person directly or indirectly held a voting interest of 10 percent or more at any time during the 2017 fiscal year. 

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May 23, 2018Client Alerts
New Sexual Harassment Prevention Laws Apply to All New York State and New York City Employers

The Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act (the “Act”), a comprehensive package of legislation aimed at combating sexual harassment in the workplace and strengthening New York City’s existing anti-sexual harassment laws, was signed into law by Mayor Bill de Blasio on May 9, 2018. In lockstep with New York City’s new sexual harassment law, Governor Cuomo signed into law the New York State Legislature’s anti-sexual harassment legislation in the state’s 2019 budget.
 

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May 10, 2018Client News
Gunderson Dettmer Advises ARMO BioSciences, Inc. in $1.6 Billion Acquisition by Eli Lilly and Company

Gunderson Dettmer acted as legal advisor to ARMO BioSciences (ARMO) in its $1.6 billion acquisition by Eli Lilly and Company (Lilly). In a definitive agreement announced today, the all-cash transaction will bolster Lilly’s immune-oncology program through the addition of ARMO’s lead product, pegilodecakin, which has demonstrated clinical benefit in multiple tumor types.

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May 10, 2018Client News
Gunderson Dettmer represents Robinhood in latest financing round

Gunderson Dettmer served as lead counsel to Robinhood in its $363 million Series D financing round led by DST Global with participation from new investors Iconiq, Capital G, Sequoia Capital, and Kleiner Perkins. Existing investors included NEA and Thrive Capital.

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May 9, 2018Client News
Gunderson Dettmer Advises Flipkart in $16 Billion Deal, Making Walmart Inc. its Largest Shareholder

Gunderson Dettmer acted as international and M&A counsel to Flipkart in a $16 billion deal that will make Walmart Inc. its largest shareholder. Flipkart, which has been a client since 2011, is one of India’s largest e-commerce marketplaces and includes group companies Flipkart, Myntra, Jabong, and PhonePe. Launched in 2007, Flipkart has enabled millions of customers, sellers, merchants, and small businesses to be a part of India's e-commerce revolution, offering over 80 million products across 80+ categories.

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