PALO ALTO, Calif. (October 31, 2016) – Perkins Coie is pleased to announce that Troy Foster has joined the firm’s Palo Alto office as a partner in the Emerging Companies & Venture Capital (ECVC) practice.  Troy recently served as the Chief Legal and Compliance Officer at TrueCar, Inc. prior to spending 14 years at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in the firm’s corporate practice group.

“The attorneys in Perkins Coie’s national ECVC practice provide sophisticated counsel to a growing and robust roster of promising startup companies,” said Buddy Arnheim, Co-Chair of the firm’s ECVC practice.  “Troy’s substantive experience in private practice and in-house counsel seamlessly fuses with Perkins Coie’s established reputation as a go-to legal resource for a broad range of emerging companies.”

Troy’s practice assists a wide range of corporate and entrepreneurial clients including emerging growth companies, venture capital firms, public companies and investment banks.  He counsels clients on corporate finance, corporate law and governance, mergers and acquisitions, and venture capital issues.  Troy also has hands-on experience with securities class action and high-stakes corporate litigation as well as regulatory compliance across industries.  He has represented dozens of clients through various venture capital, equity, and strategic financings.  Troy has also counseled public and private companies through various merger and asset sale transactions in the technology, digital media and life science sectors.

“Troy is well regarded and admired in the Bay Area legal community for his deep knowledge of the region’s evolving and complex venture capital and startup environment,” said Lowell Ness, Office Managing Partner in the firm’s Palo Alto office. “His familiarity and substantial roots in the startup community enhance Perkins Coie’s national ECVC practice and the top-tier counsel we offer our clients.  We are delighted to welcome Troy to the firm.”

Troy earned his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, where he served as Senior Editor of the Columbia Law Review.  He received his B.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles.  After law school, Troy served as law clerk to the Honorable Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Troy is also an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.

Perkins Coie is a recognized national leader in technology and venture capital transactions, representing both companies seeking financing and venture capital firms seeking to invest.  The firm’s attorneys handle hundreds of venture capital deals representing both emerging growth companies and investors each year with teams of ECVC attorneys centered in eleven offices.  As a full-service firm, Perkins Coie not only counsels emerging growth companies on matters such as formation, financing and exit strategies, but also advises its clients’ companies on matters such as patent prosecution, brand strategy, privacy and data security, licensing and regulatory compliance for disruptive business models.

About Perkins Coie: Founded in 1912, Perkins Coie LLP has more than 1,000 lawyers in 19 offices across the United States and Asia.  The firm provides a full array of corporate, commercial litigation and intellectual property legal services to a broad range of clients, from FORTUNE 50 corporations to emerging growth startups, as well as public and not-for-profit organizations.