DLA Piper LLP (US)

Venture Capital Department

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What the team is known for Draws on its statewide, national and international capabilities to represent venture capital funds in major financing transactions. Also capable of advising venture-backed companies on financings throughout their lifecycle. Widely recognized for its expertise in the technology, life sciences and consumer sectors.

Strengths Sources say: "They are knowledgeable about venture capital and are able to manage opposing law firms in other countries."

One interviewee appreciates that the firm is proactive in holding "discussions about how to negotiate risk."

Another calls it "a very capable team, with strengths including efficiency, responsiveness and a breadth of capabilities."

Work highlights Represented Epic Sciences in its $52 million Series E financing.

Notable practitioners

Bradley Gersich
is adept at advising early-stage companies on their financings. His recent work has seen him advising on national and international investments across the technology market.

Curtis Mo
's investment practice sees him regularly advising clients in the technology and life sciences markets. His recent experience includes advising on the financing of USA and Asia-based companies.

Randy Socol
applies himself vigorously to his work in early-stage financings, with sources noting he "works his tail off" and "is responsive seven days a week."His clients include life sciences and technology companies.