Eric W. Doherty

Eric W. Doherty is a Partner in the Venture Capital and Emerging Companies practice groups and a member of the Cooley Business department. He joined the Firm in 2002 and is resident in the Palo Alto office.

His practice focuses on all aspects of the formation and operation of private investment funds, including venture capital, private equity, fund-of-funds, secondary market and other investment advisory businesses in the United States and internationally. He has represented sponsor organizations in the formation of over 40 funds in the last three years, ranging from well known multi-billion dollar firms, to strategic secondary funds, to much smaller firms forming seed and early stage venture capital, super angel and similar microcap funds.

In addition to his fund formation practice, Mr. Doherty represents many fund clients, institutional investors, and angel investors in their private, public and secondary market investment transactions. He has also represented a number of emerging growth companies as outside general counsel in financing transactions and on matters of general business and corporate law.

Mr. Doherty received his JD from the University of Michigan Law School in 2002, where he was an Articles Editor of the Michigan Law Review. He received his BA from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN in 1995, graduating magna cum laude and elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Doherty was a marketing analyst for the United States Satellite Broadcasting Company, Inc. He was also an archivist for Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc.

Mr. Doherty is a member of the State Bar of California and the American Bar Association.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Venture Capital, 2) Venture Capital Financings, 3) Venture Capital Fund Formation, 4) Emerging Companies and 5) Fund Formation
Law School The University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 2002
Admitted Year 1992
Education Macalester College, B.A., 1995
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association
Most recent firm Cooley LLP
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