|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Listed||Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business||2010|
|Listed||Washington Super Lawyers||2010|
|Listed||Washington Super Lawyers||2009|
|Listed||Washington Super Lawyers||2008|
|Avvo Top Venture Capital Lawyer||Washington CEO Magazine||2008|
|Avvo Top Mergers/Acquisitions Lawyer||Washington CEO Magazine||2008|
|Avvo Top Corporate/Incorporation Lawyer||Washington CEO Magazine||2008|
|Best Lawyer||Seattle Metropolitan Magazine||2007|
|Listed||Washington Super Lawyers||2007|
|Listed||Best Lawyers in America||N/A|
|Partner||Perkins Coie LLP||1991 - Present|
|Chief Operating Officer||Nimble Technology||2000 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Technology Alliance of Washington, Board of Trustees||Executive Committee||2003 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Business Law Section||Member||1991 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association, Business Law Section||Member||1991 - Present|
|Bureau of National Affairs (BNA) publication||Valuing Private Company Stock for Compensation Purposes - Practical Guidance||2006|
|The Seminar Group||Structuring Private Equity Transactions||2004|
|Insights: The Corporate & Securities Law Advisor||The SEC's New Disclosure Requirements for Non-GAAP Financial Information||2003|
|Unknown||Technology Investment Will Spur VC Climate||2002|
|George Washington University National Law Center||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1991|
|Williams College||Philosophy||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1987|
|The Essentials of Angel Financing for Early Stage Companies||Strategies and Tactics for Raising Angel Capital||2007|
|Private Equity for Middle Market Companies||Conference Co-Chair, Private Equity for Middle Market Companies||2007|
|Private Equity Conference||Structuring Private Equity Transactions||2006|
|Venture Capital and Angel Financing||Conference Co-Chair; Fundraising Strategies for Early Stage Companies||2005|
|Private Equity Conference||Structuring Private Equity Transactions||2005|
|Perkins Coie Breakfast Briefing Series||Comes a Time: Merger and Acquisition Strategies for Technology Companies||2003|
|Financing Strategies for Startup Companies||Startup Financing||2002|
Posted by Shree
David was our general counsel for 3 years at my last startup. He was outstanding in every way.
He provided invaluable guidance each step of the way -- incorporating the company, stock option plan, intros to VCs, business deals, term sheets, financing contracts, negotiation for exits, and acquisition.
Startups are a lot of unknowns coming at you constantly, you need someone like David to weather them with confidence.
I was amazed at how he kept the company's best interests in mind rather than any specific individual or entity's interests.
Posted by John Pollard
David served as counsel for our start up, and it was an entirely positive experience. He's intelligent, experienced, highly connected in the VC community and has excellent operating instincts.
We raised several rounds, had some very complex Board maneuverings, and a successful exit, and David was a rock throughout.
I have subsequently recommended him to several other founders who were doing due diligence on representation for their ventures, and I believe they all ended up hiring him after interviewing him.
David is outstanding, as was every resource from Perkins that he brought into the mix for specialized matters, including IP and labor.
Christopher Hurley, Corporate and incorporation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
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!