Herbert P. Fockler

Herbert Fockler's practice focuses on corporate and securities work for both private and public companies. He has substantial experience with venture capital financings, public offerings, and public and private mergers and acquisitions in the high-technology area.

Herb has worked with computer software and hardware companies in the Internet, enterprise software, IC design automation, workstation, and mobile electronic-device areas, and with biotechnology companies in the development of new drugs and medical devices. He has represented numerous start-up, venture-backed, and public companies and individual entrepreneurs. He is one of the firm's attorneys working in the developing areas of alternative energy and clean technologies and serves as a judge in the California CleanTech Open business plan competition.

He is the past chairman of the Subcommittee on Transactional Documents and Issues of the American Bar Association's Committee on Venture Capital and Private Equity, and is a frequent speaker on various aspects of U.S. securities law. Herb is currently an Adjunct Professor of Law at UC Berkeley School of Law, where he teaches Venture Capital and IPO Law, and the host of the Wharton School's San Francisco Entrepreneurs Workshop series. He also has taught at Santa Clara University Law School and Business School and lectured at Harvard Law School and the Harvard iLab. Herb has a leadership role in the firm's Technology and Knowledge Management programs. Outside of law, he has substantial experience as a computer programmer—especially in the area of computer graphics—and ran a software house while in law school.

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Areas of Practice 1) Corporate Finance, 2) Venture Capital, 3) Corporate Law & Governance, 4) Energy Innovation & Clean Technology, 5) Entrepreneurial Services and 6) Mergers & Acquisitions
Law School Harvard Law School (J.D.)
Education Princeton University (A.B.)
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association
Most recent firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
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