Sherman Souther General Counsel, Corporate

Location: Palo Alto

As General Counsel, Corporate, Sherman leads Venrock on a variety of legal matters arising from Venrock’s investments, including public and private financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, board and shareholder matters, and related regulatory compliance. Sherman joined Venrock in 2009 from Cooley, where he was a member of the firm’s business department, in the emerging company practice group. Sherman’s practice at Cooley focused on the formation, financing and representation of emerging growth companies, with an emphasis on securities transactions, including private equity financings, public offerings and mergers and acquisitions. Additionally, his practice included the representation of public companies in public offerings, private placements, mergers and acquisitions and periodic reporting requirements. These practice areas complement each other well and serve Venrock and our portfolio companies.

Sherman is a member of the State Bar of California and the American Bar Association. He earned his B.A. in International Affairs from the University of Colorado and his J.D. at the Duke University School of Law.