Richard Bull > DLA Piper LLP (US) > San Diego (Golden Triangle), United States > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper LLP (US)
SUITE 1100
SAN DIEGO, CA 92121-2133
United States
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Work Department

Corporate; Financial Services; Insurance; Technology; Life Sciences; Healthcare




Richard Bull focuses on mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate representation of established and emerging companies and the venture capital firms, strategic investors and acquirers that finance or acquire these companies.

Richard’s mergers and acquisition experience includes both sell and buy-side transactions, representing private and public companies, private equity and strategic purchasers. He represents companies across a wide range of industries, from technology and healthcare to manufacturing and energy. His emerging growth and venture capital experience includes representing start-up companies through their entire life cycle, from their formation, through debt and equity financing and eventual exit events.


J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law 2007; B.A., University of Notre Dame

Lawyer Rankings

United States > M&A/corporate and commercial > Venture capital and emerging companies

(Next Generation Partners)

Richard BullDLA Piper LLP (US)

DLA Piper LLP (US)‘s bicoastal practice has established a reputation in the venture capital space. Corporate venture matters forms the backbone of the team’s workload, however the group also has an excellent reputation for advising on life sciences and tech matters. Highlights included advising SoftBank Vision Fund on its $300m Series D financing of Wag!, a Los Angeles-based startup providing mobile dog care services. Jeffrey Lehrer, based in Northern Virginia, and Silicon Valley’s Louis Lehot (‘a master networker‘) share leadership of the practice group, which also includes Curtis Mo and Mark Radcliffe, both in Silicon Valley; Andrew Gilbert and Emilio Ragosa, who are based in New Jersey; and San Diego partner Randy Socol. Also recommended in San Diego is Richard Bull, who is instructed by emerging companies, venture capital firms and other strategic investors.