Darren K. Destefano

Partner, Reston at Cooley LLP

Darren K. Destefano

Darren K. Destefano

Partner, Reston at Cooley LLP

Biography

Darren DeStefano primarily represents private and public corporate clients and investment banking firms with a particular emphasis on public securities matters. He has handled a variety of significant business transactions, including public and private equity offerings, high yield and convertible debt financings and mergers and acquisitions. In addition, he also represents a number of venture capital and private equity funds in connection with their investing activities and securities compliance matters. He has represented publicly traded and privately held companies in a wide variety of industries, including biotechnology, medical devices, pharmaceuticals and information technology.

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Partner, New York at Cooley LLP

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Partner, San Francisco at Cooley LLP

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Darren K. Destefano
Partner, Reston at Cooley LLP
Education
JD
Class of 1996

The University of Texas School of Law began as the University of Texas at Austin's Department of Law when the University was founded in 1883. The Law School started with two professors and fifty-two students in the basement of the University's Old Main Building. The Law School has since grown to more than 1,200 students and offers the Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD) and the Master of Laws (LLM). The School of Law is a member of the Association of American Law Schools and is approved by the American Bar Association.

MBA with Concentration in Finance & Securities Regulation
Class of 1996

The McCombs School of Business, also referred to as the McCombs School or simply McCombs, is a business school at The University of Texas at Austin. In addition to the main campus in Downtown Austin, McCombs offers classes outside Central Texas in Dallas, Houston and internationally in Mexico City. The McCombs School of Business offers undergraduate, master's, and doctoral programs for their average 6,000 students each year, adding to its 89,690 member alumni base from a variety of business fields.

BBA in Finance with High Honors
Class of 1992

The University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest public universities in the United States and is the largest institution of The University of Texas System. Founded in 1883, the university has grown from a single building, eight teachers, two departments and 221 students to a 350-acre main campus with 17 colleges and schools, about 24,000 faculty and staff, and more than 50,000 students.

Memberships
Member
Current

The State Bar of Texas (the Texas Bar) is an agency of the judiciary under the administrative control of the Texas Supreme Court. The Texas Bar is responsible for assisting the Texas Supreme Court in overseeing all attorneys licensed to practice law in Texas. It is the fifth largest organization of lawyers in the United States. The State Bar is headquartered in the Texas Law Center at 1414 Colorado Street in Austin.

Career History
Partner, Reston
1999 - Current

Cooley LLP is a provider of strategic litigation and business transaction services and is a representative of private and public companies, financial institutions, venture capital firms and nonprofit organizations. The company was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Corporation Finance Division
Prior

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is an agency of the United States federal government. It holds primary responsibility for enforcing the federal securities laws and regulating the securities industry, the nation's stock and options exchanges, and other electronic securities markets in the United States. In addition to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that created it, the SEC enforces the Securities Act of 1933, the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Sarbanes–Oxley Act of 2002, and other statutes. The SEC was created by Section 4 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

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908 Devices, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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BigCommerce Holdings, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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Vital Farms, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

Events
Speaker
Santa Barbara, CA, United States
2012 Merrill Lynch Venture Service Group Private Equity CFO Conference

Speaker
Four Seasons Resort-Santa Barbara, CA
2012 Merrill Lynch Venture Service Group Private Equity CFO Conference

Other Affiliations

Darren K. Destefano is affiliated with Cooley LLP, US Securities & Exchange Commission

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