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Practice areas


  1. Securities Offerings: 25%
    24 years
  2. Corporate & Incorporation: 25%
    24 years
  3. Mergers & Acquisitions: 25%
    24 years
  4. Venture Capital: 25%
    24 years

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  • Christopher John Hurley

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Dave is a great technical lawyer and also very practical. He has great judgment and never has any "forests and trees" problems. He is also a great guy and always a pleasure to work with!


    Christopher Hurley Corporate & Incorporation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Mark S Britton

    Dave is an excellent lawyer. He has served as my external counsel for many years and he is as solid as a rock. Get's things done when he says he will. Manages deals with little fanfare but full competence.


    Mark Britton General Practice Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

Contact info

Perkins Coie

1201 3rd Ave Ste 4800
Seattle, WA, 98101-3266


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
ListedChambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business2010
ListedWashington Super Lawyers2010
ListedWashington Super Lawyers2009
ListedWashington Super Lawyers2008
Avvo Top Venture Capital LawyerWashington CEO Magazine2008
Avvo Top Mergers/Acquisitions LawyerWashington CEO Magazine2008
Avvo Top Corporate/Incorporation LawyerWashington CEO Magazine2008
Best LawyerSeattle Metropolitan Magazine2007
ListedWashington Super Lawyers2007
ListedBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerPerkins Coie LLP1991 - Present
Chief Operating OfficerNimble Technology2000 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Technology Alliance of Washington, Board of TrusteesExecutive Committee2003 - Present
American Bar Association, Business Law SectionMember1991 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Business Law SectionMember1991 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Bureau of National Affairs (BNA) publicationValuing Private Company Stock for Compensation Purposes - Practical Guidance2006
The Seminar GroupStructuring Private Equity Transactions2004
Insights: The Corporate & Securities Law AdvisorThe SEC's New Disclosure Requirements for Non-GAAP Financial Information2003
UnknownTechnology Investment Will Spur VC Climate2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Williams CollegePhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Essentials of Angel Financing for Early Stage CompaniesStrategies and Tactics for Raising Angel Capital2007
Private Equity for Middle Market CompaniesConference Co-Chair, Private Equity for Middle Market Companies2007
Private Equity ConferenceStructuring Private Equity Transactions2006
Venture Capital and Angel FinancingConference Co-Chair; Fundraising Strategies for Early Stage Companies2005
Private Equity ConferenceStructuring Private Equity Transactions2005
Perkins Coie Breakfast Briefing SeriesComes a Time: Merger and Acquisition Strategies for Technology Companies2003
Financing Strategies for Startup CompaniesStartup Financing2002