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Paul E. Hurdlow

Paul E. Hurdlow

DLA Piper LLP (US)

Austin, TX, USA

Paul Hurdlow's practice emphasizes the general corporate and securities representation of public and private companies, many in the technology sector.

Paul 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, JOBS Act and Sarbanes-Oxley regulations.

Paul regularly advises domestic and foreign clients involved in cross-border strategic and financial transactions. Paul's clients have included public companies in the software, semiconductor, gaming technology, life sciences and energy sectors, as well as leading investment banks and venture capital firms. He has represented issuers and underwriters in more than 60 public equity financings and regularly counsels boards of directors and their special committees in complex governance and compliance matters.

Paul is Co-Founder of DLA Piper NEST, an innovative program serving the specific needs of early-stage, high-growth companies, from formation to funding and on. For more information, visit www.dlapipernest.com.


Paul 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.

The Legal 500 United States has repeatedly recommended Paul, as he is one of the "key members of the [Emerging Growth and Venture Capital] team" and a "very strong venture capital lawyer." He is also repeatedly recognized by his peers in The Best Lawyers in America in the fields of Mergers and Acquisitions Law and Securities Law.

In addition, Chambers USA has deemed him an "excellent attorney" and "an important figure" within the field, commenting on his "particular expertise in relation to emerging technology companies." Chambers also notes that Paul "enjoys a thriving practice in corporate securities, representing public and private companies, and is described by sources as 'very experienced, diligent and reliable'." "One source notes that 'he is very good under pressure. We've had some sticky negotiations—he can come in and figure out a way to get a deal done despite thorny issues'."


University of California at Berkeley (1987) J.D. Order of the Coif Managing Editor, California Law Review


California, Texas

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