Gunderson Dettmer Announces New Partners

  Gunderson Dettmer Announces New Partners

Business Wire

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- January 9, 2014

Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP has announced
the election of two new partners from within the firm, both based in the
firm’s Boston office, effective January 1, 2014.

Marna Pattaropong, an Intellectual Property lawyer, represents leading
start-up and emerging growth companies in the areas of pharmaceuticals,
medical devices, software, hardware, media, and e-commerce. She specializes in
corporate partnering, strategic alliances, technology protection, and
licensing and commercialization of intellectual property and technology
assets. Prior to her legal career, she worked as a chemical engineer for
Monsanto Company. Marna received her J.D. from Northwestern University School
of Law, her M.B.A. from The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern
University, and her B.S. from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Jeff Engerman, a Corporate and Securities lawyer, specializes in the
representation of emerging growth companies and venture capital investors. He
is broadly experienced with corporate formation and governance matters,
primary and secondary financing transactions, equity based compensation
strategies, and M&A transactions, representing both buyers and sellers. He
also advises a number of leading venture capital firms on investment and
operational matters. Jeff received his J.D. from Harvard Law School and his
B.A. from The Evergreen State College.

“We’re privileged to work with the most prominent venture firms and many of
the fastest growing technology and life sciences companies in Boston and are
expanding the Firm to support their growth,” said Jay Hachigian, founder of
Gunderson Dettmer’s Boston office. “In mid-2014 we are moving into larger
office space in the Seaport District and will continue to add resources to
position us to serve a growing list of Boston’s technology leaders.”


Gunderson Dettmer is the only business law firm of its kind—singularly focused
on the global venture capital and emerging technology marketplace. With 170
attorneys in seven offices—Silicon Valley, Beijing, Boston, Los Angeles, New
York, San Diego, and San Francisco—the firm represents more than 2,000
high-growth technology companies and leading venture capital investors across
a broad range of industries worldwide. The firm provides its clients with
counsel on general corporate and securities law, M&A transactions,
intellectual property and commercial agreements, strategic alliances, and tax

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Gunderson Dettmer, LLP
Valerie Newhouse, 650-463-5218
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