Randy Socol > 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

Work Department

Corporate; Mergers and Acquisitions; Emerging Growth and Venture Capital; Capital Markets; Intellectual Property and Technology; Regulatory and Government Affairs; Life Sciences; Healthcare




Randy Socol represents established and emerging growth companies in the technology, biotechnology, healthcare, sports, media and entertainment sectors, counseling founders, management and boards, and handling matters ranging from corporate formation and governance, equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions. In addition, he also represents venture capital and private equity firms, corporate and strategic investors and acquirors that finance and acquire these emerging growth companies.

In addition to providing strategic and corporate counseling, his practice encompasses venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, debt financings, public offerings, equity and compensation matters and corporate governance.

Randy currently splits his time between DLA Piper’s San Diego and Los Angeles offices and is a member of the firm’s US Emerging Growth and Venture Capital leadership group and the head of the firm’s Southern California Emerging Company and Venture Capital practice, as well as a founding member of the firm’s Corporate Venture Leadership Group.


CONNECT w/San Diego Venture Group; UCSD Entrepreneur Challenge; Pro Bono Counsel for Ad Astra Ventures, an accelerator focused on female led start-ups


J.D., University of Michigan; B.A., Northwestern University

Lawyer Rankings

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

DLA Piper LLP (US) has a well respected nationwide practice that regularly represents venture capital investors and companies. This includes corporate finance advice on all stages of the funding life cycle, from launch through to IPO and beyond, as well as ancillary support in key areas such as IP protection and commercialization. The firm’s international reach also adds weight on cross-border mandates and has proved a draw for major global investors such as Softbank Vision Fund 2. Jeffrey Lehrer leads the team from the firm’s office in Northern Virginia. Other key individuals include Seattle’s Trenton Dykes, who is ‘invaluable to us for strategy and approach to our investment opportunities‘, and Curtis Mo in Silicon Valley, who ‘possesses an incredibly deep knowledge of the venture market and venture deals‘. Charles Torres in New York, Randy Socol in San Diego and Jeffrey Leavitt in Atlanta round out the well spread group. Austin-based former co-head Jenifer Renzenbrink Smith left to join Latham & Watkins LLP.