Ny Corp startup work: Gunderson vs cooley vs lowenstein

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Ny Corp startup work: Gunderson vs cooley vs lowenstein

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:50 pm

Curious if people had any thought about the nyc firms doing startup or tech transactions work. What do you like or dislike about each of the firms that do startup/tech work in nyc?

Sense is that Gunderson focuses more on early stage which feeds into their culture while Cooley is more of a mix with cap markets.

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Re: Ny Corp startup work: Gunderson vs cooley vs lowenstein

Postby RonBergundy » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:56 pm

Bumping this out of curiosity/interest. Can anyone familiar with these firms/the NY market provide some context?

From what I understand, whereas in SV Cooley/Gunderson/Wilson/Fenwick are all very similar and somewhat interchangeable (albeit with their own specialities and idiosyncrasies), Gunderson is way beyond anyone else in NY. Fenwick just opened an office in NY, Cooley only has a handful of partners focused on startups/VC, and Wilson is mostly focused on larger companies.

TLDR: My take is that in NY, Gunderson is the undisputed leader in working with emerging companies/VC. Can anyone confirm, deny, or comment on this?

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Re: Ny Corp startup work: Gunderson vs cooley vs lowenstein

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:09 am

I interviewed with WSGR NY. Basically only two partners focused on getting companies to IPO, so cap markets-heavy. Don't think they do tech trans in NY. Don't know anything about the others except to echo above poster that Fenwick only recently opened a NY office. Think Gunderson/Cooley clearly the biggest presence.

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Re: Ny Corp startup work: Gunderson vs cooley vs lowenstein

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:47 pm

Don't count Goodwin out of the equation here.

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Re: Ny Corp startup work: Gunderson vs cooley vs lowenstein

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:51 pm

Cooley poached WSGR's entire startup/VC presence in NYC last summer...associates included.

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Re: Ny Corp startup work: Gunderson vs cooley vs lowenstein

Postby RonBergundy » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:29 am

Bumping again. Would love to get an informed answer to the questions posed above. Someone prowling the forums here must work at either Gunderson/Cooley, etc. or at least have some knowledge on it...



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