David Van Horne is a partner in Goodwin's Technology Practice and is Business Law Department Leader for the firm’s San Francisco office. He focuses his practice on representing emerging growth companies throughout all phases of their lifecycle. He has extensive experience with corporate formation and governance matters, venture capital financings and M+A transactions. He also represents venture capital funds and strategic investors, structuring investment transactions that range from seed through growth stage.





Mr. Van Horne represents leading venture capital firms as well as a wide range of technology companies in the digital media, software/SaaS, hardware and Internet industries. His recent clients have included Intercom, Slack, HoneyBook, Scopely, August Capital, Accel Partners, Kleiner Perkins and Bain Capital Ventures.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin in 2013, Mr. Van Horne was a partner in the Silicon Valley office of Gunderson Dettmer.


Mr. Van Horne has been selected for inclusion in California Super Lawyers-Rising Stars Edition for his work with Silicon Valley technology companies. In law school, he was a member of the editorial board of the Virginia Law Review.

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J.D., 1999
University of Virginia School of Law
(Order of the Coif)
B.A., 1995
Dartmouth College
(cum laude)



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