Craig E. Dauchy is a partner in Cooley Godward's Business department, head of the Venture Capital practice group, and a member of the Firm's management committee. Associated with the Firm since 1975, Mr. Dauchy became a partner in January 1981 and is resident in the Palo Alto office.
Mr. Dauchy specializes in representing venture capital partnerships and emerging companies. He has participated in the formation of more than 150 venture capital and private equity funds and in hundreds of venture capital financings. In addition to his extensive experience with all aspects of venture capital, Mr. Dauchy has handled a variety of general corporate and securities transactions, including private placements and public offerings, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. He is counsel to companies in diverse industries, including enterprise software, semiconductor, web services, medical devices and computer hardware products.
Mr. Dauchy has co-authored "The Entrepreneur's Guide to Business Law" and "Structuring Venture Capital Limited Partnerships". He has been a panelist on several occasions for the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), the Practising Law Institute (PLI), the California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB), the American Bar Association and the National Association of Small Business Investment Companies, and was featured in the Venture article, "Don't Call Just Any Lawyer." He has written for the Venture Capital Journal. He also has lectured at the Stanford Law School, the Stanford Graduate Business School, the Stanford Graduate Engineering School, and the Owen Graduate Business School (Vanderbilt).
Mr. Dauchy was instrumental in the launching of the TechLaw Group, a nationwide network of eight major law firms dedicated to the advancement of technology law and the encouragement of technology related business.
Mr. Dauchy received a joint J.D./M.B.A. degree in 1975 from Stanford University. He was elected to the Order of the Coif at the Stanford Law School. In 1971, he received a B.A., magna cum laude, in History from Yale University. He is a member of the Board of Visitors at Stanford Law School. Mr. Dauchy has been listed for a number of years in The Best Lawyers in America. In September 2004, Mr. Dauchy was named one of the "Top 100 Northern California Super Lawyers" by San Francisco Magazine.
Mr. Dauchy is a member of the American Bar Association and the State Bar of California. He is also a member of the Partnership Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California and the Venture Capital Committee of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association.
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Last Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2008