Bill brings more than 20 years of legal experience to Norwest Venture Partners. As General Counsel, Bill works closely with Norwest investment professionals, co-investors, board members and portfolio company founders and CEOs on a wide variety of legal activities across Norwest’s global fund. In this role, Bill is responsible for deal structuring, advising Norwest partners on portfolio legal issues, advising Norwest portfolio companies on transactions and negotiations, fund structuring and administration and regulatory compliance across multiple geographies.
Prior to Norwest, Bill was a Partner in the business and finance group of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, where he was involved with mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private equity financings and public company financings. He represented private investment firms and public companies in acquisitions, tender offers, joint ventures, leveraged buyouts and cross border transactions.
Previously, Bill was a Partner in the business and technology group of Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP, where he represented public companies in mergers and aquisitions of public and privately-held companies. In this role, he also represented private equity firms and emerging growth companies in corporate finance transactions.
Bill received a J.D. from New York University School of Law, where he was an editor of the Annual Survey of American Law. He received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Pennsylvania State University. Bill is a member of the State Bar of California, New York and Connecticut.