practice emphasizes the general corporate and securities representation of public and private companies, many in the technology sector. He has substantial experience counseling management and boards of directors in connection with significant corporate and finance events, including private and public equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, proxy contests and takeover defense. He also has experience in emerging compliance issues related to corporate governance, public disclosure and Sarbanes-Oxley regulations.
Among Mr. Hurdlow's clients are public companies in the software, semiconductor and gaming technology industries as well as leading investment banks and venture capital firms. He has represented issuers and underwriters in more than 60 public equity financings and has recently counseled boards of directors and their special committees in complex governance and compliance matters.
Mr. Hurdlow speaks regularly on topics relevant to emerging technology companies and venture investors, including venture capital and IPO techniques and strategies, strategic partnerships and equity compensation.
Mr. Hurdlow is one of only 134 attorneys in the US who have been named to the BTI Client Service All-Star Team for Law Firms, which recognizes lawyers who deliver "the best client service to Fortune 1000 clients." Lawyers appear on the list only when they have been named by clients in an unprompted manner through BTI's independent research.
recognizes Mr. Hurdlow, noting that he is recommended as a "very strong venture capital lawyer." He is repeatedly recognized by his peers in the The Best Lawyers in America
in the fields of Mergers and Acquisitions Law and Securities Law. In addition, the respected research publisher Chambers & Partners cites him in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business,
deeming him an "excellent attorney" and commenting on his "particular expertise in relation to emerging technology companies," adding that he "is well versed in corporate and securities law, advising on M&A, equity financing and corporate governance."
- Corporate Counsel of Intuit, Inc.
- Associate, Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati (1988-1992)
- Clerk for the Honorable William A. Norris, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
- State Bar of California (including Business and Intellectual Property Sections)
- State Bar of Texas
- Austin Entrepreneur Foundation, Founding Member of Board of Directors
- Texas Angel Investors, Steering Committee