Rumberger Brings Extensive Private Equity and Venture Capital Experience in Technology, Media and Telecommunications Industries
[Palo Alto] – Foley & Lardner LLP announced today that E. Thom (“Todd”) Rumberger, Jr. has joined the firm as a partner in the Palo Alto office, working with the Private Equity & Venture Capital Practice. Prior to joining Foley, Rumberger was a shareholder in the Silicon Valley office of Greenberg Traurig LLP.
Rumberger focuses his practice on corporate and securities law with an emphasis on emerging growth companies involved in venture capital, private equity, mergers and acquisitions transactions. He also represents companies in cross-border transactions and those looking to expand domestically and internationally in the technology, media and telecommunications industries. Additionally, he advises investment bankers, venture capital firms and private equity investors on complex matters including acquisitions, dispositions, corporate governance, executive employment issues, venture capital financings, and a variety of commercial agreements.
“The solid reputation Todd has gained in the industry is a reflection of the number of successful deals he has helped guide and the positive feedback received from his clients and peers,” said Gabor Garai, chair of the firm’s Private Equity & Venture Capital Practice. “As the technology sector continues to grow with new entrepreneurial ventures and mergers and acquisitions, Todd’s valuable counsel and knowledge in domestic and international transactions will be increasingly important as we assist clients in managing the details of a successful deal.”
Earlier in his career at a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm, Rumberger specialized in the formation and capitalization of emerging companies. Rumberger also has extensive experience in representing public and private companies on numerous transactions including financings and mergers and acquisitions.
“Todd’s previous work in venture capital combined with his outstanding legal experience will strengthen our existing capabilities on the West Coast,” said Paul Stewart, managing partner of the firm’s Palo Alto office. “His arrival continues the strong growth in our office and will augment our services to clients in Silicon Valley and across the U.S. while simultaneously providing the office with an excellent resource. Our Palo Alto office has grown over the last two years to 15 attorneys plus seven patent agents and patent specialists.”
A frequent speaker, Rumberger has educated a variety of audiences, domestic and foreign, involved in the technology sector on financing venture capital deals and successfully handling complex mergers and acquisitions. In 2008, Rumberger became the primary editor for, and contributing author to a leading treatise on mergers and acquisitions of venture backed companies titled, “The Acquisition and Sale of the Emerging Growth Company: The M&A Exit”. He received his Master of Laws from the London School of Economics and his J.D. from the University of Florida. Rumberger received his bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University.
Foley’s Private Equity & Venture Capital Practice is comprised of attorneys experienced in representing venture investors and buyout groups in the full range of public and private debt and equity vehicles along with their investment activities. This practice group counsels clients that include private equity and venture capital funds on every aspect of the fund life cycle, providing the full range of legal services, including intellectual property, employee benefits, tax, finance, real estate, and corporate transactions. The group also counsels start-ups and emerging companies in all aspects of their evolving business, including equity structures, IP protection, financing and partnering strategies and general contractual matters.
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