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Chris E. Dombkowski*


Having served as lead counsel on more than 100 venture financings, Chris Dombkowski provides sophisticated counsel to venture capital funds and VC-backed emerging companies in connection with their fundraising, governance, and investment activities. He began his career working on venture capital and M&A transactions for Silicon Valley clients, and over the years he has amassed a broad range of legal, business, and technology expertise that he brings to bear on behalf of venture capital firms and early- to late-stage VC-backed companies.

He also advises clients, including several accounting firms, through the life cycle of their business – from formation and general business issues to mergers and acquisitions.

In addition to his legal career, Chris is a mechanical engineer with an M.B.A. and worked at Procter and Gamble for 10 years, managing the largest portion of the Olay skin care business. He joined LP from Am Law 100 firm O’Melveny & Myers in Silicon Valley.

*Currently admitted in California only

Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D., 2012
Xavier University, M.B.A., 2008
University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1997
Bar Admissions
California, 2012
Illinois, admission pending*
Managing Editor, Santa Clara Computer & High Technology Law Journal
CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Intellectual Property Litigation
Recipient of High Tech Law Certificate, with honors, from Santa Clara University School of Law


If you weren’t an attorney, what would you be?
Professional motorcycle racer.
What’s your favorite quote?
"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.” —Thomas Edison.
What’s one thing someone would be surprised to know about you?
I jumped out of an airplane to overcome my fear of heights. Amazing experience - still afraid.

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