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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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DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Corporate Finance Transactions

Position

Co-Managing Partner, Short Hills Office

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

JD, Rutgers University School of Law; BA, Colgate 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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    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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