Darren DeStefano

Partner

My experience with the SEC taught me how important the nuances and industry experience are to public offerings.

ddestefano@cooley.com

Darren DeStefano primarily represents private and public corporate clients and investment banking firms with a particular emphasis on public securities matters. He has handled a variety of significant business transactions, including public and private equity offerings, high yield and convertible debt financings and mergers and acquisitions. In addition, he also represents a number of venture capital and private equity funds in connection with their investing activities and securities compliance matters. He has represented publicly traded and privately held companies in a wide variety of industries, including biotechnology, medical devices, pharmaceuticals and information technology.

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Experience

  • Meredith Agrees to Sell TV Broadcast Group to Gray Television for $2.8 Billion 

  • Meredith Closes $710 Million of Debt Financings, Redeems Series A Preferred Stock 

  • Taysha Gene Therapies – $181 Million IPO 

  • Vital Farms – $235.4 Million IPO 

  • Avidity Biosciences - $289 Million IPO 

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Education

  • University of Texas School of Law
    JD, 1996

  • University of Texas at Austin
    MBA, 1996

  • University of Texas at Austin
    BBA, With high honors, 1992


Admissions & Credentials

Texas

Virginia