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Romica Singh Joins Gunderson Dettmer as Executive Compensation Partner

January 25, 2021Firm News

Gunderson Dettmer is pleased to announce that Romica Singh has joined the firm as a Partner in its New York office and a member of its Executive Compensation practice. Singh is a seasoned lawyer with broad experience in executive compensation, both in the transactional context and in day-to-day matters involving the design, disclosure and taxation of compensation and benefits arrangements.  She joins the firm from Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, where she was a Senior Attorney.

“Romica is an outstanding addition to our executive compensation team. Compensation issues are essential elements that can make or break a company or a transaction, and Romica’s experience and track-record with cutting-edge issues further strengthens what we offer to both public and private companies,” said Gunderson Dettmer’s New York Office Leader Ken McVay.

Singh has extensive experience working with public and private clients in the financial, media, energy and technology industries on both domestic and cross-border transactions. She has navigated compensation issues and negotiations in a number of high-profile and complex public company and private equity deals, as well as initial public offerings.

Singh also regularly advises on the structuring and implementation of equity and cash incentive compensation plans, and has substantial experience negotiating executive employment, retention, separation and change-in-control arrangements.

“I’m thrilled to join the firm. Gunderson is the leading firm for emerging companies and venture and growth equity investors in New York, and, in these markets, innovative and pragmatic solutions to recruit and retain talent at every stage of a company’s lifecycle are critical. Gunderson provides an exceptional platform for me to contribute my expertise,” said Singh. “I look forward to working with the team of outstanding lawyers in Gunderson’s New York office and across the firm.”

Singh is a graduate of Vanderbilt University Law School (J.D., 2005) and the University of Michigan (B.A., 2001).

About Gunderson Dettmer

Gunderson Dettmer has more than 300 lawyers singularly focused on the global venture capital and emerging companies ecosystem, across nine offices in key venture markets throughout the world, including Silicon Valley, Ann Arbor, Beijing, Boston, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco and Singapore. The firm represents more than 2,500 venture-backed companies and over 450 of the world’s top venture capital and growth equity firms, with thousands of their underlying funds. The firm routinely negotiates about one-third of every venture capital dollar raised worldwide and is the recognized global leader in the representation of venture capital and growth equity funds in their investment activities, negotiating more than 1,000 venture and growth financings every year. For venture-backed companies, the firm provides guidance at every stage in their lifecycle, from launch through IPO and beyond, becoming extensions of their management teams as they progress through each stage of growth.