Speaking Engagements

Down Rounds and Pay to Plays Webinar

July 14, 2022 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT/3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET


With 2022 bringing a stinging retreat from historic highs in the public markets, new money financings for private companies have become scarce.  Down round financings and pay to plays among existing investors are back. While such financings may be unavoidable, they also raise questions relating to structuring concerns, impacts on existing investors and employees, and fiduciary duty considerations for company boards and other decision-makers. 

Join Goodwin partners Deepa Rich and Sam Zucker, along with Richards Layton Finger Director John Mark Zeberkiewicz and Venrock General Counsel Sherman Souther, for a timely webinar providing a look into the various risks and considerations for companies and investors, including: 

  • Fundraising Trends
  • Structuring a Down Round
  • Practical Considerations
  • Fiduciary Obligations
  • Lessons from Prior Recessions
  • Delaware Courts
  • Reducing Litigation Risks and Process Considerations, including Ways to Speed Up Closing