Ross L. Burningham - Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP
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Ross L. Burningham

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007
Phone: 858-436-8000

Client Comments

"I have worked with Ross Burningham for the past three years as well as dozens of attorneys over the past two decades. He is simply the best I've ever worked with. He is excellent at laying out the legal risks next to the practical application reality of issues. I've also never trusted another attorney as much to not waste time in the name of billable hours. Because of this, we consult with him on many more issues. I'd recommend him to anyone looking for his area of expertise."

-Randy Schmidt

"Ross Burningham has been our general counsel since the founding of the company in 1998. Ross' intimate knowledge of the biotech industry was extremely helpful to us in the early days in securing funding, establishing the right charters, etc. Subsequently, Ross has worked with me directly, and our board, with respect to numerous business and governance issues. He acts as our secretary during board meetings. He has been an invaluable asset for the company as our counsel, and we rely on his knowledge and legal skills to a very large extent in the conduct of our business. Ross has always been available to us when needed. Despite his extremely heavy workload, he has always managed to provide us counsel in a timely and professional manner. Ross is also a true gentleman and a delight to work with. "

-Kobi Sethna
President and CEO
Nereus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

"Ross is the best "business" attorney that I have worked with, both at large and smaller firms. He has an intuitive understanding of what deals need to succeed, and gives sound business advice to enable the business goals to be accomplished. Ross acts to minimize the downside without engaging in non-value added work. He is personable, responsive, and accurate. I rate his work and advice very highly. "

-David Savage
Litel Inc.

Office Location

3570 Carmel Mountain Road
Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92130
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law of the San Diego Metro Area2015 Lawyer of the Year in Venture Capital Law of the San Diego Metro Area
Ross L. Burningham has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Ross L. Burningham has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!

Practice Areas

Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law (Venture Capital)
Venture Capital Law (Biotechnology)