Richard is an associate in our San Diego office.

Richard Sapien
San Diego
P+1 858 436 8014

Richard specializes in corporate partnering, strategic alliances, technology protection, and licensing and commercialization of intellectual property and technology assets. He also focuses on transactional intellectual property issues related to venture financing and M&A activities.

Prior to joining Gunderson Dettmer, Richard was a corporate associate in the Silicon Valley office of Fenwick & West LLP, where he primarily represented startups in their financing activities and general and strategic corporate matters. Prior to law school, Richard was a freelance web designer.

Richard received his J.D. from Stanford Law School and his B.B.A., with high honors, in Economics from the University of Texas at El Paso.


  • Stanford Law School, J.D.
  • The University of Texas at El Paso, B.B.A., Economics
    • high honors