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DLA Piper LLP (US)

401 B STREET, SUITE 1700, SAN DIEGO, CA 92101-4297, USA
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Work +1 619 699 2700
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Randy Socol

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Work +1 858 677 1457
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DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Corporate and Finance

Position

Partner and Co-Chair DLA Piper's US Emerging Growth and Venture Capital

Career

Randy Socol is focusing his practice on the corporate representation of established and emerging growth companies in the technology, biotechnology, media/entertainment, consumer product, clean technology and medical device sectors and the venture capital firms, corporate and strategic investors and acquirors that finance and/or acquire these 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.

Member

California and San Diego County Bar Associations; BIOCOM; San Diego Venture Group San Diego Software Industry Council; CONNECT Most Innovative New Products Selection Committee

Education

JD, University of Michigan; BA, Northwestern University


United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

Venture capital and emerging companies

Within: Venture capital and emerging companies

DLA Piper LLP (US) advises on a high-volume of venture financings every year. The firm’s significant market share is down to its intense focus on the emerging company segment and its ‘geographic breadth that other firms don’t have’, which includes offices in the Bay Area, Seattle, Austin, Chicago, Washington DC, Northern Virginia, Boston, New York, Phoenix, Atlanta and Miami. It has experienced a notable uptick in corporate venture work for big names such as GE Ventures and Samsung Venture Investment. It has an outstanding record in tech and has a growing standing in life sciences. The firm is ‘outstanding on all fronts’ and ‘passionate about a client’s success’. The firm advised New Enterprise Associates on a series of investments in 2017, including its $110m Series C financing of Robinhood. Northern Virginia partner Jeffrey Lehrer and Silicon Valley’s Louis Lehot lead the team, which also includes big names Curtis Mo and Mark Radcliffe in Silicon Valley, and Andrew Gilbert in New York and New Jersey. San Diego partner Randy Socol is ‘exceptional’, ‘fantastic’ and ‘a seasoned veteran’. Former Austin partner Paul Hurdlow has joined FloSports as general counsel and senior vice president. In May 2018, Emilio Ragosa joined the Short Hills, New Jersey office from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.

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  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

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