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DLA Piper LLP (US)

51 JOHN F. KENNEDY PARKWAY, SUITE 120, SHORT HILLS, NEW JERSEY 07078-2704, USA
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Work +1 973 520 2550
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Fax +1 973 520 2551
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www.dlapiper.com

Andrew Gilbert

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Work +1 973 520 2553
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Web:
www.dlapiper.com/en/us/people/g/gilbert-andrew-p/
DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Corporate; Mergers and Acquisitions; Emerging Growth and Venture Capital; Public Company and Corporate Governance; Capital Markets; Private Equity; Energy and Natural Resources; Life Sciences; Technology

Position

Co-Managing Partner, Short Hills Office; Global Co-Chair, Life Sciences Sector

Career

Andrew Gilbert focuses his practice on corporate finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions and securities law matters. He represents public and private companies primarily in the technology, life sciences and healthcare industries as well as investment firms that serve these sectors.

He brings to clients his extensive background representing issuers, underwriters and venture capital firms regarding both public and private offerings. Andrew is highly experienced in securities law compliance and corporate governance matters. Andrew's transactional experience includes IPOs, PIPEs, registered direct offerings and direct follow-on offerings, as well as venture capital, private equity, M&A and other strategic transactions. He also has counseled numerous entrepreneurs and emerging growth companies in planning profitable liquidity strategies. Andrew regularly serves as outside general counsel for private and public companies at various stages of development. Andrew is a member of the firm's National Leadership Group of the US Emerging Growth and Venture Capital practice.

Education

J.D., Rutgers University School of Law; B.A., Colgate University


United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

Venture capital and emerging companies

Within: Venture capital and emerging companies

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.

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    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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