Dave works with public and private technology, internet and life sciences companies through all stages of their growth, from startup through public offerings and beyond. He was one of the lead partners on the teams that took Square and Google public. His clients also include venture capitalists and investment bankers.

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  • Freshworks – $1.13 Billion IPO 

  • Endgame Sells to Elastic for $234 Million 

  • CrowdStrike $704 Million IPO 

  • PagerDuty – $250 Million IPO 

  • Adaptive Insights Sale to Workday for $1.55 Billion 

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  • Harvard Law School
    JD, cum laude, 1985

  • Stanford University
    BA, Political Science
    With Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, 1981

Admissions & Credentials


Rankings & Accolades

    Best Lawyers in America – "Lawyer of the Year" for Securities and Capital Markets Law in San Jose (2022)

    Best Lawyers in America – "Lawyer of the Year" for Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law (2017)

    Best Lawyers in America – Corporate, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity, Mergers and Acquisitions, Securities Law (2006–2020)

    Lawdragon – 500 Leading Lawyers in America (2014–2015)

    Northern California Super Lawyers (2007–2010 and 2013–2017)

    Legal 500 US (2007)