I represent venture capital funds -- primarily serving as general counsel to First Round Capital (www.firstround.com).
I fell in love in high school and followed her to the University of Rochester where I learned that it's really cold in Rochester, hard to get a job with a history major, and that I should probably go to law school (or play the lottery) if I ever wanted to be able to afford season tickets to my beloved NY Mets. Following college I received my law degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, which is a really long name -- even for a law school.
After law school I (finally) married my high school sweetheart, worked at a bunch of law firms and a private equity fund, taught a law school course on venture capital law, and turned down the general counsel job at half.com shortly before it was acquired eBay (for a lot of money).
In 2009 I founded Bernstein Law Group, PC, a name I selected after exhaustive market research — and a few beers.
I lecture frequently on a wide variety of topics -- primarily to my wife and kids. I've worked on more venture capital transactions then any lawyer in the history of the world and hope that my #StatsIMadeUp meme on twitter (@DougBernstein) catches on one day.
When not working on venture capital transactions I coach my son's various sports teams, watch my daughter's ballet recitals, attempt to play golf, and train for an annual whac-a-mole competition. Yes, whac-a-mole is a sport. No, I won't teach you how to Dougie.
I can't metabolize red wine, have developed an immunity to iocane powder, recently switched from beer to scotch, and still don't have those Mets season tickets.