Emerging Company Partner David B. Haber Joins WilmerHale in New York

NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- David B. Haber has joined WilmerHale as a partner in New York, where his experience serving emerging companies will strengthen the firm's commitment to the city's startup economy. Mr. Haber has worked with technology companies for the past 20 years, both in Silicon Valley and the New York area.

"We are pleased to welcome David to the firm," said Susan Murley, co-managing partner of WilmerHale. "The firm has long been a national leader in the representation of clients in the emerging company and tech space. David will help us to continue to strengthen that focus in New York, which is one of the nation's leading tech markets and a key market for our practice's growth."

Mr. Haber was most recently a partner at a leading national firm in New York, where he played an important role in the successful development of that firm's technology practice in New York. Mr. Haber focuses his practice on the representation of venture-backed companies, handling venture capital and angel financing transactions, and mergers and acquisitions. From start-up to expansion-stage financing transactions to multi-billion-dollar public acquisitions, he has advised companies and investors through the entire company lifecycle, with clients representing a broad array of technologies.

"WilmerHale's global reputation and reach, combined with its significant history of representing technology companies, provides me with a world-class platform to continue to build my practice," noted Mr. Haber. "Bolstering the firm's presence within New York's startup community and collaborating with new colleagues who practice at the top of the field is an extremely exciting opportunity."

Since 2006, Mr. Haber has served as an adjunct associate professor of business at Columbia Business School, teaching second-year courses on venture capital and angel investing and, most recently, entrepreneurial law to MBA candidates.

Prior to moving to New York, Mr. Haber practiced at Brobeck, Phlegher & Harrison in Palo Alto and Weil Gotshal & Manges. He received his BA and his JD, cum laude, from the University of Arizona. He is a member of the Arizona, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and California State Bars.

About the New York Office of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Having grown to nearly 200 lawyers since opening in 1999, the firm's New York office has developed a premier practice founded on the firm's core strengths. The primary practice areas of this office include securities regulation and enforcement, intellectual property, patent and trademark litigation, trial and appellate litigation, white collar defense, corporate, bankruptcy and financial institutions. The office's clients consist of a broad array of companies, including major financial, investment management and investment banking firms, pharmaceutical and life-sciences companies, venture-backed corporate startups and technology firms.

About Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

WilmerHale provides legal representation across a comprehensive range of practice areas that are critical to the success of its clients. The law firm's leading Intellectual Property, Litigation/Controversy, Regulatory and Government Affairs, Securities, and Transactional Departments participate in some of the highest-profile legal and policy matters. With a staunch commitment to public service, the firm is renowned as a leader in pro bono representation. WilmerHale is 1,000 lawyers strong with 12 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit www.wilmerhale.com.

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