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William D. Gould

Mr. Gould regularly advises boards of directors of public companies, and he and other members of his firm authored a book titled Advising and Defending Corporate Directors and Officers. He has a great deal of experience in mergers and acquisitions involving private and public companies.

Mr. Gould has been active in all legal aspects of raising capital, both public and private. This includes venture capital and mezzanine financing, as well as registered public offerings of both debt and equity. In addition, he has extensive experience in workouts involving financially distressed companies and disputes between partners in business transactions.

Mr. Gould was named by The Best Lawyers in America as the “2012 Los Angeles Mergers and Acquisitions Law Lawyer of the Year” and has been named a Best Lawyer for over 20 years. He is rated AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 by Martindale-Hubbell, and has been named a Southern California Super Lawyer (2004–2014).

Professional Experience

O’Melveny & Myers, Los Angeles (1963 1986; Partner 1970-1986).

Teaching Experience

Practicing Law Institute, California Continuing Education of the Bar, Los Angeles County Bar Association, and UCLA Law School.