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William Eigner

Partner, Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

William Eigner is a partner at Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch, LLP, practicing corporate law and specializing in emerging growth and technology companies. He counsels clients in the areas of venture capital, angel financing, seed capital and other financing. Eigner also works with clients on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and employment, particularly in the software, telecommunication, e-commerce, cybersecurity, energy and clean-tech sectors. Recently, Eigner helped client Pace Shave and Dorco in an investment and razor supply deal with Dollar Shave Club, which culminated in Dollar Shave Club’s $1 billion sale to Unilever.

ALMA MATER: Stanford University

BUCKET LIST: Visit India

HOBBIES: Walking, snorkeling, Civil War history and chocolate.

BUSINESS ADVICE: “The quality of the team is the most important component of a new venture. Great technology, a big market and a sustainable competitive advantage are important, but the team is most important.”