Joseph F. DanielsBusiness Attorney, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

As a business lawyer, I represent startup to publicly-held technology, life science and consumer companies, venture capital and private equity funds and investment banks in a wide range of seed and venture financings, mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and other public offerings. I regularly advise a broad range of startups, venture-backed companies and VC funds, and have led hundreds of venture and strategic financing transactions. I have helped companies and private equity firms handle over $5 billion of merger, acquisition and disposition transactions. Additionally, I have represented issuers and underwriters in more than 25 IPOs and follow-on public offerings involving companies in the technology, life sciences and consumer sectors, including leading investment banks such as Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley and Oppenheimer.

I also serve as outside general counsel for numerous companies, assisting them with everything from day-to-day business transactions to multinational strategic alliance transactions ranging from technology and distribution partnerships to joint ventures. I focus on representing clients involved in high-growth sectors, and have experience with a broad range of industries, including adtech, biotech, cleantech, consumer, digital media, ecommerce, energy, Internet of Things, Fintech/financial services, life sciences, mobile, semiconductor, software, UAVs and telecommunications. And I frequently speak at events addressing a wide range of topics critical for fast growth companies, including Fintech Connect, Founder Institute, HBS Alumni Angels, Health 2.0 and TiE Angels.

Specialties: IPOs and other Public Securities Offerings (including equity and debt offerings), Venture Capital and Strategic Financings and other Financing Transactions, Private Equity, Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures and Strategic Partnerships, Recapitalizations, General Corporate Matters, International Transactions, Public Company Corporate Governance and Compliance