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David A. Richardson

David A. Richardson


David Richardson has established himself as a trusted advisor to his clients. David serves as outside general counsel to a number of technology startups around the world and represents private companies, private equity funds and venture capital funds that span the technology sector. He has extensive experience in general corporate and securities representation with a particular focus on financing transactions and global M&A deals. He also represents a number of the top M&A R&W insurance carriers in policy underwritings in hundreds of transactions each year. David is particularly well-known within the construction-tech and proptech markets and has established a portfolio of clients in the developing market.

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David has extensive experience in global M&A and financing transactions, including representing:

  • TA Associates in its co-investment in Aptean, Inc.
  • Building Connected, it its sale to Autodesk for US$275 million
  • Clorox in multiple acquisitions
  • AIG, Euclid and  Berkley, Ethos and Liberty in over 200 M&A representations and warranties insurance policy underwritings
  • Telestream, Accruent, Gyro - Stabilized Systems, Groupon, blinkx and York Risk Services in multiple acquisitions
  • Daintree Networks in its sale to GE
  • Schilling Robotics in its sale to FMC Technologies
  • JDSU in its US$650 million debt offering
  • Assignar, Safesite, briq, Ynomia and Ambercycle in their equity financings
  • Andreesen Horowitz, Brick & Mortar Ventures and The March Fund in multiple financing transactions
  • J.D., University of California, Davis School of Law 2007
    Law Review Editor in Chief
  • B.A., English and Political Science, University of California at Davis 1998


  • Chambers USA
    • Band 1, California: Sacramento Corporate/M&A (2020-2023)
  • The Legal 500 United States
    Recommended, Private Equity Buyouts (2016) 
    Recommended, Venture Capital & Emerging Companies (2016)

Memberships And Affiliations

  •     Member, Advisory Board for the UC Davis Graduate School of Management Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship