Three veteran venture capital attorneys have joined LeClairRyan’s San Francisco office.
Eric K. Ferraro, Jeffrey T. Drake, and Jonathan T. Rubens all join from Bullivant Houser Bailey.
Ferraro joins LeClairRyan as a shareholder. He focuses his practice on the representation of private and public emerging and growth companies in the technology and digital media sectors as well as investors and financial services firms that focus on those industries. He also has significant experience in executive compensation transactions, and often represents CEOs and executive teams in high-value mergers and acquisitions.
Drake, who joins the firm as a partner, has broad experience in securities, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial transactions in a variety of industries, particularly emerging growth, information technology, software and digital media.
Rubens, also joining LeClairRyan as a partner, focuses his practice on the representation of entrepreneurs and investors in new venture formation, equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial loan transactions.
Michael P. Drzal, leader of the firm’s Venture Capital Practice Area Team was quoted as saying in a PR Newswire press release: “With the addition of this West Coast team, LeClairRyan has added depth and important geographic reach to our representation of start-up and high growth companies. In addition to their depth of legal experience, technology industry knowledge, market awareness and business acumen, our San Francisco venture team brings with them a wealth of valuable connections to the West Coast angel and venture capital communities.”
With over 330 attorneys, LeClairRyan is an entrepreneurial law firm that provides business counsel and client representation in matters of corporate law and high-stakes litigation.