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."
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.”
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.
San Francisco partner Brian Patterson was honored by the Daily Journal as one of its Top 100 Lawyers in California for 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.
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.
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.
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.
Gunderson Dettmer was short-listed in five categories for Law.com's 2019 Asia Legal Awards.
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.
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.
Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP has announced the promotions of five associates to the partnership, effective January 1, 2019.
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.
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.
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.
Gunderson Dettmer has been named a finalist in four categories for the 17th Annual M&A Advisor Awards: Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year ($100M-$250M); Private Equity Deal of the Year ($10M-$50M); M&A Deal of the Year ($25M-$50M) and Information Technology Deal of the Year ($10-$50M).
Gunderson Dettmer announced today that top IPO lawyer Jeffrey Vetter has joined the firm as a partner and will chair its public offerings/public companies practice.
With 212 venture deals to its credit in Q2 2018, Gunderson Dettmer is again ranked “most active law firm globally” in PitchBook’s Global Venture Capital League Tables.
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.
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.
Gunderson Dettmer has announced the promotions of three associates to the partnership.
Gunderson Dettmer has been ranked “Most active law firm globally” in PitchBook’s Q3-2017 Global Venture Capital League Tables.
The Recorder announced honorees for its seventh annual the 2017 Women Leaders in Tech Law and included Gina Marek.
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