David A. Westenberg

Former Partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

David A. Westenberg

David A. Westenberg

Former Partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Biography

David Westenberg is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group and the Capital Markets Group. He joined the firm in 1983.

Mr. Westenberg has focused on the software, Internet and information technology industries for more than twenty years, guiding numerous startup clients from formation through venture financing and on to successful acquisitions or IPOs. As outside corporate counsel to many public and private companies, Mr. Westenberg advises clients on a wide variety of corporate, securities, disclosure and governance matters. His transactional experience includes more than 50 IPOs and other capital markets transactions, as well as a large number of venture capital financings and M&A transactions. He is the author of Initial Public Offerings: A Practical Guide to Going Public (Practising Law Institute), a comprehensive yet practical guide to the IPO process that has been hailed for its unprecedented breadth, depth and ease of use and was dubbed the "bible of the IPO market" by The New York Times (The Deal Professor, January 19, 2010).

Blog

The Road to IPO: Legal and Regulatory Insights into Going Public blog focuses on IPOs, including legal and regulatory developments affecting the IPO market, analysis of market practices, and information of interest to all companies planning or hoping to go public. Blog host David Westenberg, a partner in the firm’s capital markets group, is one of the country’s foremost authorities on IPOs. He writes and is quoted frequently on the IPO market, and is the author of the acclaimed book, Initial Public Offerings: A Practical Guide to Going Public.

Professional Activities

Mr. Westenberg is active in various technology councils and is a former co-chair of the Corporate Law Committee of the Boston Bar Association.

Mr. Westenberg writes frequently on the IPO and venture capital markets, and has been quoted or featured in The American Lawyer, Boston Business Journal, The Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, TheCorporateCounsel.net, CFO.com, Investor’s Business Daily and The Wall Street Journal.

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David A. Westenberg
Former Partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Education
JD
Class of 1983

Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.

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Class of 1979

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. MIT has five schools and one college, containing a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific, engineering, and technological education and research. Founded in 1861 in response to the increasing industrialization of the United States, the institute used a polytechnic university model and stressed laboratory instruction. MIT was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1934.

Career History
Partner
1983 - 2014

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr has expertise in areas including trial, appellate, Supreme Court, securities, regulatory, intellectual property, corporate transactions, bankruptcy, environmental, labor and employment, private client, real estate, and tax matters.

Professional
Prior

Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering was founded in Washington in 1962 by former Cravath attorneys Lloyd Cutler and John Pickering, along with a senior lawyer, Richard Wilmer. Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering got merged with Boston-based firm Hale and Dorr and formed Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP in 2004.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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2010

To provide support to Anna Jaques Hospital.

Political Donations
$2,000
2009

Government Affairs at Pax Labs, Inc.

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EverQuote, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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Casa Systems, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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Casa Systems, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

Awards & Honors
2012
Super Lawyers - New England Super Lawyer
2011
Super Lawyers - New England Super Lawyer
2010
Super Lawyers - New England Super Lawyer
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