Hooman Shahlavi joined Sofinnova Ventures in 2007 as Director of Legal Affairs, and was promoted to General Counsel in 2011. Hooman has more than eighteen years of experience practicing law. Hooman manages all legal aspects of the firm’s initial investment, follow-on investments, restructuring, major corporate transactions as well exits and wind-down, including the structuring, negotiation, and execution of such transactions. He also manages and liaises with Sofinnova Ventures\' outside counsel and portfolio company counsel on a wide variety of matters, and monitors and addresses risk and director liability, compliance, labor, litigation, fund formation, and other general legal matters that arise through our ordinary course of business.
For the ten years prior to joining Sofinnova, he was an attorney at two major international law firms. Most recently, he was a member of O’Melveny & Myers’ Corporate Transactional Group. Prior to that, he practiced in Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison’s Business and Technology Practice Group. At these firms, he worked on over 500 venture capital, M&A, and public offering transactions, and represented over 70 companies (both private and public) as general outside counsel, and over 50 venture capital funds and investment banks in investment transactions, including a number of transactions in which he represented Sofinnova as its outside counsel.
Hooman earned his Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of Law in San Francisco. He received his B.S. from San Jose State University, magna cum laude, with a degree in Business Administration (Marketing).
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