Fall 2014
    Law No.: LAW8651
    Sched. No.: 114820938

Emerging Growth Companies and Venture Capital Financing: Principles and Practice
Section 1
Lincoln, Michael R.

Administrative Information:
During SIS enrollment, check on SIS for real-time enrollment numbers
Days, Times (Room):TR, 1815-2015 (WB105)
Capacity:40 **This information is current as of 05/25/2015 06:14:09 AM**
Current Enrollment:39 **This information is current as of 05/25/2015 06:14:09 AM**

Course Description:

NOTE: While students need to be available on both Tuesday and Thursday, please note that class meets only once per week.

In recent years, start-up companies that are privately financed with funds provided by angel investors and venture capital firms have become a dramatically successful source of jobs and of important new and innovative products, particularly in the areas of software, semiconductors, electronics, communications, biotechnology, and the Internet. This course deals with legal and business issues that arise in representing emerging growth technology companies, with a particular emphasis on venture capital transactions, liquidity events, intellectual property, corporate formation and governance. The course will provide an introduction to practice in this area through the eyes of an attorney who is active in the Washington, D.C. technology market and who practices with a Silicon Valley-based law firm. Guest lecturers play an important role in this class and provide students with a real-world perspective on helping emerging growth companies. During the course of the semester, students will have the opportunity to hear from prominent founders/CEOs, venture capitalists, an investment banker, an angel investor, and several entrepreneurs who have successfully raised capital and built companies.

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT: Enrolled students who do not attend the first class session will be dropped. Students seeking to enroll in this course must attend the first class session.
COURSE REQUIREMENT: Short-answer exam