Jeffrey R. Vetter

Former Co-Chair, Securities & Corporate Finance at Fenwick & West LLP

Jeffrey R. Vetter

Jeffrey R. Vetter

Former Co-Chair, Securities & Corporate Finance at Fenwick & West LLP

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Mr. Vetter is one of the most experienced IPO lawyers in the country, having handled nearly 100 IPOs during his career, including offerings for Facebook, Workday, Veeva, Pivotal Software, and Zuora, as well as salesforce.com and eBay. He joins the firm from Fenwick & West, where for a number of years he was co-chair of that firm's Securities and Corporate Finance practice.
As a leading practitioner in the space, Mr. Vetter has received countless accolades, including being named 2015 Capital Markets MVP by Law360 and 2012 "Attorney of the Year" by The Recorder. Mr. Vetter is listed annually in Chambers USA, Legal 500, U.S. News' Best Lawyers, and Thomson Reuters' Super Lawyers.
Mr. Vetter received his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, magna cum laude, where he was a member of the Hastings Law Journal and elected to the Order of the Coif. Mr. Vetter received a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, with honors and distinction.

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Former Co-Chair, Securities & Corporate Finance at Fenwick & West LLP
Education
JD, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
Class of 1990

The University of California's Hastings College of the Law (UC Hastings or Hastings) is a top tier public law school in San Francisco, California, located in the Civic Center neighborhood. Founded in 1878 by Serranus Clinton Hastings, the first Chief Justice of California, it was the first law school of the University of California and was one of the first law schools established in the Western United States. It is the oldest law school on the West Coast. It is also one of the few university-affiliated law schools in the United States that does not share its campus with undergraduates or other graduate programs.

BA with Honors & Distinction
Class of 1987

University of California Berkeley National rankings: In a National Research Council analysis of 212 doctoral programs at American universities, 48 Berkeley programs place among the top 10 nationwide. Faculty awards and honors: There are 8 Nobel Laureates, 32 MacArthur Fellows, and 4 Pulitzer Prize winners among the current faculty. History of UC Berkeley: Historical highlights, arranged by topic, following the campus's development — from UC's founding in 1868 to a turn-of-the-century building boom, a research explosion in the 1930s, the Free Speech Movement of the '60s, and Berkeley's key role today in science and technology revolutions. Timeline of discoveries and contributions by UC Berkeley scholars. Traditions of Cal: Who was the Angel of Death? What's with the "Big C" up there in the hills — and why is it sometimes green? Who wears Oski's jolly bear head and size 54 yellow sweater? Tours and webcams: Check out what's happening on Sproul Plaza, the campus's true heart. See stunning live views of the Bay Area from the Lawrence Hall of Science's perch in the Berkeley hills. Chancellor and administration: Information on Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George W. Breslauer, and how the university is organized. Organizational charts are included. UC System overview and links: On the campuses, laboratories, and medical centers that comprise UC's public educational system, as well as UC's K-12 partnerships, economic impact, and agriculture and environmental resources.

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Career History
Chair, Public Offerings/Public Companies Practice
2018 - Current

Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian LLP is a business law firm that provides legal services to consumer, retail, information technology, communications, medical and life sciences industries. The company was founded in in 1995 and is headquartered in Redwood City, CA.

Co-Chair, Securities & Corporate Finance
2004 - Current

Fenwick & West LLP is a national law firm that provides comprehensive legal services to technology and life sciences clients of national and international prominence. The company's practice areas include antitrust and unfair competition, appellate, complex business litigation, copyright, corporate and securities, employment & labor, executive compensation & benefits, intellectual property and IP litigation. It offers legal advisory services in areas such as mergers and acquisitions, patent prosecution, privacy and information security. Fenwick & West was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

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Farfetch Ltd issued USD Ordinary Shares

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Sonos, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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Workday, Inc. purchases ADAPTIVE INSIGHTS Inc. from JMI Management, Inc., Bessemer Venture Partners, ONSET Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Cardinal Equity Partners LLC

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