David C. Clarke

David C. Clarke


Perkins Coie LLP

Recognized since 2007

Seattle, Washington

Practice Areas

Corporate Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Securities / Capital Markets Law

Venture Capital Law

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David Clarke, a Partner in Perkins Coie’s national Business Practice, focuses on the representation of emerging growth companies, middle market businesses, public companies, venture funds and private equity funds. David's practice emphasizes mergers and acquisitions, private equity and growth equity transactions, venture capital financings, public offerings and corporate governance. David works with privately held clients at all stages of development, serving as outside general counsel and as a key advisor on M&A and corporate finance transactions. In addition, David represents leading venture and private equity funds in portfolio company investments. David is a regular speaker on M&A, venture capital and private equity topics.

Location
  • 1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900
    Seattle, WA 98101-3099
Languages
  • English
Education
  • George Washington University, graduated 1991
  • Williams College, graduated 1987
Bar Admissions
  • Washington, Washington State Bar Association
Affiliations
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), Seattle Chapter, - Board Member
  • Technology Alliance, - Board of Trustees
  • Washington State Bar Association - Member

Perkins Coie LLP
Headquarters: Seattle, Washington

265 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

286 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Venture Capital Law, Seattle (2024)
  • Corporate Law, Seattle (2020)
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Seattle (2018)
  • Venture Capital Law, Seattle (2015)
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law, Seattle (2014)
  • Venture Capital Law, Seattle (2013)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Venture Capital Law
Special Focus:
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Planning
  • Clean Tech
  • Emerging Business
  • Joint Ventures
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Private
  • Private Equity
  • Private Placements
  • Securities
  • Strategic Alliances
  • Transactions
Awards:
  • Listed as a top lawyer in Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate and Venture Capital by Washington CEO/Avvo
  • Listed in Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, "Seattle's Best Lawyers"
  • Listed in Washington Law & Politics, "Washington Super Lawyers" 2007-Present
  • Listed in Chambers USA, “America’s Leading Business Lawyers”
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law

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