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Deirdre A. Cunnane

Deirdre A. Cunnane

Advanced Technology Ventures
General Counsel
Boston, MA, USA


Deirdre Cunnane joined ATV in 2006 to provide legal counsel to ATV in connection with investments, fund management, and corporate matters. She currently co-leads the ATV Operations Team. Deirdre has more than 20 years of experience, specific to venture capital and private equity issues.  Prior to ATV, she was an investment officer at BancBoston Ventures where she managed venture and buy-out investments in the healthcare, high-tech, and retail industries. She also worked for six years as Deputy General Counsel at BancBoston Capital where she structured, reviewed and negotiated terms of equity and debt investments and management buy-outs in a $1 billion portfolio, which included significant direct investments in private equity, mezzanine, and venture funds.

Deirdre started her law career with, and later became a Partner in, Goodwin Procter, LLP's Corporate Department, where for nine years she represented venture capital and private equity investors in debt and equity financings and recapitalization transactions. She also advised emerging growth companies and provided legal counsel on mergers and acquisitions.
Deirdre holds a J.D. from Boston College Law School and a B.S. in Finance from the Boston College School of Management.

Deirdre is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association. She has served as co-coordinator of the 2008 through 2012 Venture Capital General Counsel Annual Meetings.  Deirdre has been a panelist at the NVCA Annual Meeting and the Venture One Conference.

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