Goodwin Procter, a national Am Law 50 firm, announced today that David W. Van Horne, Jr. has joined the firm’s Business Law Department in its San Francisco office as a member of Goodwin’s Technology Companies Group. He will focus on representing emerging growth companies throughout their life cycle as well as advising venture capital funds and structuring investments from seed through growth stage. Van Horne joins Goodwin from Gunderson Dettmer, where he was a partner in its Silicon Valley office.

Van Horne has extensive experience with corporate formation and governance matters, venture capital financing and M&A transactions. His clients include leading venture capital firms as well as public and private technology companies in the Internet, software and entertainment technology sectors, including Accel Partners, August Capital, Kleiner Perkins, DotNetNuke, ForeScout Technologies, Livefyre, RetailNext and Zozi.

“David’s arrival is the latest example of our ongoing commitment to expand our services to the firm’s technology company clients,” said Regina M. Pisa, Chairman of Goodwin Procter. “We are delighted that he chose Goodwin as the platform to expand his practice, as we continue to deepen the strength of our team in Northern California and the Bay area.”

“David’s keen sense of trends, particularly in the expanding San Francisco/Silicon Valley market, will provide existing and prospective clients with an invaluable resource as they seek to grow and evolve,” said Bradley Bugdanowitz, Chairman of the firm’s San Francisco office.

Van Horne earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia Law School and his B.A. from Dartmouth College. He is admitted to practice in California.


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