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23 May 20242 minute read

DLA Piper welcomes John Hutar as a partner in the Corporate Practice

DLA Piper is pleased to welcome John Hutar as a partner in the firm’s Corporate Practice. He will be based in the firm’s Palo Alto office.

Mr. Hutar’s practice focuses on corporate and securities law, primarily on advising high-growth technology companies, including in pre-incorporation planning, general corporate financing, venture capital financings, and mergers and acquisitions. He also represents venture capital funds, growth equity funds and strategic investors in transactions.

Mr. Hutar advises emerging growth companies at every stage of their corporate lifecycle. His notable experience includes advising a software delivery platform company in its US$230 million Series D financing round; representing an online analytical processing database management system in its US$250 million Series B financing round; and representing a semiconductor-based connectivity solutions provider in its US$50 million Series C financing round, US$150 million Series D financing round and US$774 million initial public offering.

“Working with high-growth companies and their investors require unique legal and business acumen – a set of skills John has proven with clients in his innovative legal counsel to help them achieve their goals,” said Jeff Lehrer, chair of DLA Piper’s Emerging Growth and Venture Capital Practice.

“Our clients will immediately benefit from John’s deep knowledge in corporate and securities law as well as his extensive experience in the technology sector. We look forward to welcoming John to our Silicon Valley corporate team and introducing him to clients,” said Victoria Lee, managing partner of DLA Piper’s Palo Alto office.

DLA Piper’s Emerging Growth and Venture Capital practice includes more than 200 lawyers who provide strategic counsel to emerging companies in high-growth industries, including technology, healthcare, pharma & biotech, financial services, manufacturing, and communications. Over the last three years, DLA Piper has completed more than 2,100 financings globally totaling over US$80 billion.