Andrew Gilbert focuses his practice on corporate finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions and securities law matters. He represents public and private companies primarily in the technology, life sciences and healthcare industries, as well as investment firms that serve these sectors.
Andrew brings clients his extensive background representing issuers, underwriters, and venture capital firms in both public and private offerings. He is highly experienced in securities law compliance and corporate governance matters, with transactional experience in IPOs, PIPEs, registered direct offerings and direct follow-on offerings; as well as in venture capital, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, and other strategic transactions. He also has counseled numerous entrepreneurs and emerging growth companies in planning profitable liquidity strategies. Andrew regularly serves as outside general counsel for private and public companies at various stages of development.
Andrew is a member of the firm's National Leadership group of the US Emerging Growth and Venture Capital practice.
J.D., Rutgers University School of Law 1993 Research Editor, Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal
B.A., Colgate University 1988
Band 1, New Jersey Corporate/M&A (2013-2023) Chambers comments, "Andrew Gilbert represents companies from a range of industries in business sales, acquisitions and other corporate and financing matters." Clients say, "He is very knowledgeable and can provide insight into the main issues of a deal and how to get them resolved." "He is practical and oriented toward getting transactions done." "An outstanding lawyer in all respects - I am continually amazed at his expertise." "Andrew is an incredibly capable securities and governance guru."
The Legal 500 United States
Recommended, Healthcare: Life Sciences (2020-2023) The Legal 500 comments, "Fellow co-head Andrew Gilbert, on the transactional side, with deep experience in M&A, public and private offerings, and investment deals."
Recommended, Venture Capital & Emerging Companies (2018-2019)
Roi-nj.com – Technology Influencer (April 2022)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America and as a New Jersey Super Lawyer in every year since 2008
Named to NJBIZ's Top 40 under 40 list (2003)
The M&A Atlas Awards, Pharma & Devices Deal of the Year, Winner 2016: Tribute Pharmaceuticals Canada merger with POZEN (Aralez Pharmaceuticals)
The M&A Atlas Awards, Outstanding M&A Law Firm of the Year Finalist 2016: DLA Piper
Winner of the New Jersey Technology Council's 2016 Legend of Technology Award
Financial Services Deal of the Year Award (over US $100 million) from M&A Advisor in the representation of LLR Partners in the acquisition of CompoSecure, LLC, a leading designer and manufacturer of proprietary financial cards (2015)
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Prior to joining DLA Piper, Andrew was a partner at an international law firm. Before attending law school, he served as an intern with the NASDAQ trading and corporate bond departments at Shearson Lehman Brothers Inc. and worked as an underwriter for American International Group (AIG). At AIG, Andrew underwrote professional liability and directors' and officers' legal liability insurance policies for several financial services companies.
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