About the Author
A well respected author, award-winning instructor, and popular professional presenter, Constance E. Bagley is a Professor in the Practice of Law and Management at the Yale School of Management. Before joining the Yale faculty, she was an Associate Professor at Harvard Business School, Senior Lecturer in Law and Management at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and a corporate securities partner in the San Francisco office of Bingham McCutchen. Professor Bagley received Yale's Excellence in Teaching Award in 2009 and is a recipient of the Senior Faculty Award of Excellence from the Academy of Legal Studies in Business. She currently serves as Vice President of the Academy. The author of multiple published articles, Professor Bagley also wrote WINNING LEGALLY: HOW MANAGERS CAN USE THE LAW TO CREATE VALUE, MARSHAL RESOURCES, AND MANAGE RISK (Harvard Business School Press, 2005) and has contributed to numerous other books. Professor Bagley received her J.D. (magna cum laude) from the Harvard Law School and her A.B. (Honors and Distinction) from Stanford University.
Craig E. Dauchy is a partner at Cooley Godward Kronish LLP's Palo Alto office, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, and head of the Venture Capital practice group firm-wide. With nearly 600 lawyers and additional offices in Palo Alto, San Francisco, and San Diego, California; New York City, New York; Reston, Virginia; Washington D.C., and Broomfield, Colorado and Boston, Massachusetts. Cooley Godward Kronish is one of the nation's leading law firms providing counsel to entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. The firm has represented both issuers and underwriters in nearly 400 public offerings in recent years and consistently ranks among the Top 10 law firms handling venturebacked initial public offerings for companies in the United States. In recent years, the firm has represented companies or underwriters in more than 200 public offerings, including more than 100 IPOs. Mr. Dauchy has represented entrepreneurs, emerging companies, and venture capitalists in diverse industries, including medical devices, software, health care, electronics, and consumer products, for more than 30 years. He is a frequent lecturer on matters relating to securities law and public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and venture capital. He also serves on a number of advisory boards and boards of directors. Mr. Dauchy has a J.D. and an M.B.A. from Stanford University and graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in history from Yale University. He is a member of the State Bar of California.