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About the Author
Highly respected author, award-winning teacher, and popular professional presenter, Constance E. Bagley is a Senior Research Fellow at Yale Law School and was formerly Professor in the Practice of Law and Management at Yale School of Management. Before joining the Yale faculty, she was an Associate Professor at Harvard Business School, a Senior Lecturer in Law and Management at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and a corporate securities partner at Bingham McCutchen LLP. Dr. Bagley received Yale's Excellence in Teaching Awards in 2013 and 2009. A past president of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, she is a recipient of its Senior Faculty Award of Excellence. In addition to multiple published articles, Dr. Bagley authored MANAGERS AND THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT: STRATEGIES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY 8E (Cengage, 2016) and WINNING LEGALLY: HOW MANAGERS CAN USE THE LAW TO CREATE VALUE, MARSHAL RESOURCES, AND MANAGE RISK (Harvard Business School Press, 2005). She has also contributed to numerous books, including THE OXFORD HANDBOOK ON DYNAMIC CAPABILITIES (David Teece, ed., Oxford University Press, 2016). She received her JD magna cum laude from Harvard Law School and her AB with Honors and Distinction from Stanford University. She received an honorary doctorate in economics from Lund University in Sweden in 2011. She is a member of the Bar of New York and of the Bar of California (inactive).
Craig E. Dauchy is a partner at Cooley LLP's Palo Alto office, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, and head of the Venture Capital practice group firm-wide. Cooley has 900 lawyers globally across 12 offices located in Palo Alto, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego, California; New York City, New York; Reston, Virginia; Washington D.C., Broomfield, Colorado; Boston, Massachusetts; Seattle, Washington; and internationally in Shanghai and London. Cooley LLP is one of the nation's leading law firms providing counsel to entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. Since 2005, Cooley has been the most active law firm representing VC-backed companies going public and has ranked as the number one law firm for technology and life sciences IPOs consecutively for the past three years. Cooley has represented one-third of the market share of VC-backed IPOs across all industries and has been involved in 375 public offerings, including some of the nation's most notable securities transactions, in recent years. Cooley represents more than 325 fund manager organizations, including many of the nation's leading institutional investors, and has been recognized as the Venture Capital Department of the Year twice by The Recorder in recent years. 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. In recent years, he has been recognized three times as a "Top 100 Lawyer" in California by The Daily Journal. 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 holds 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.