Press Release
April 17, 2013

Goodwin Procter Expands Technology Companies Group with Addition of David W. Van Horne, Jr. in San Francisco Office

Goodwin Procter, a national Am Law 50 firm, announced today that David W. Van Horne, Jr. has joined the firm’s Business Law Department in its San Francisco office as a member of Goodwin’s Technology Companies Group. He will focus on representing emerging growth companies throughout their life cycle as well as advising venture capital funds and structuring investments from seed through growth stage. Van Horne joins Goodwin from Gunderson Dettmer, where he was a partner in its Silicon Valley office.

Van Horne has extensive experience with corporate formation and governance matters, venture capital financing and M&A transactions. His clients include leading venture capital firms as well as public and private technology companies in the Internet, software and entertainment technology sectors, including Accel Partners, August Capital, Kleiner Perkins, DotNetNuke, ForeScout Technologies, Livefyre, RetailNext and Zozi.

“David’s arrival is the latest example of our ongoing commitment to expand our services to the firm’s technology company clients,” said Regina M. Pisa, Chairman of Goodwin Procter. “We are delighted that he chose Goodwin as the platform to expand his practice, as we continue to deepen the strength of our team in Northern California and the Bay area.”

Van Horne earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia Law School and his B.A. from Dartmouth College. He is admitted to practice in California.

He can be reached at 415.733.6072 or at

With more than 180 attorneys, Goodwin’s Technology Companies Practice is one of the largest in the United States. From advising on startup financing and corporate partnering to public offerings and mergers, the firm represents 800 emerging companies and entrepreneurs, 200 venture capital and private equity firms, and many of the leading investment banks. In 2012, Goodwin was the leading legal advisor on exits (M&A and IPOs combined) of venture capital-backed companies, according to Pitchbook. Private Equity Analyst’s annual ranking of the most active private equity and venture capital law firms in the United States ranked Goodwin fourth overall in total volume for 2012, with 629 venture capital deals and 302 private equity deals.

The firm’s San Francisco office opened in 2006 and includes more than 25 lawyers who focus on real estate, private equity, debt finance, technology, life sciences, patent litigation and complex business litigation involving antitrust, products liability and mass torts, environment, securities, labor and employment, false advertising, construction, patent, trademark and media law.

About Goodwin Procter 
Goodwin Procter LLP is a leading Global 100 law firm, with offices in Boston, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. The firm provides corporate law and litigation services, with a focus on matters involving real estate, REITs and real estate capital markets; private equity; technology companies; financial institutions; intellectual property; products liability and mass torts; and securities litigation and white collar defense. Information may be found at Follow us on Twitter @GoodwinProcter.