Wilson Sonsini - ECP

Herb Fockler

Partner, Palo Alto

Getting To Know Me

  • Q: Why do you like working with early stage companies?
    Being invited to be one of the company's core group of advisors, providing business and practical advice, in addition to legal
  • Q: What is your proudest accomplishment with a client?
    My 30 years of representing Linear Technology, from junior attorney prior to their IPO to partner in charge of the entire relationship at the time of their $16 billion sale
  • Q: How do you spend your free time?
    Working with computers; rollerblading; and spending time with my wife and daughter
  • Q: What was your most challenging deal?
    Running IPOs for Dolby Laboratories, J.D. Edwards (largest IPO in firm history at the time), and WordPerfect (which ended up never happening)
  • Q: What was your most memorable travel experience?
    Five-person barge trip on the canals of Brittany built by Napoleon
  • Q: If you weren't an attorney, what would you like to be?
    Either an astronaut or in mission control at SpaceX
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