Law Firms Are Investing in Tech Before It Overtakes Them
In most contexts, the story of Silicon Valley’s Venture Law Group is a cautionary tale. Founded in 1993 by Craig Johnson, previously a leading partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, VLG made a meteoric rise representing and investing in the likes of Yahoo, Cerent, Hotmail and plenty of other long-forgotten dot-com darlings. The firm scratched at a place in the Am Law 200 a mere seven years into its existence. Three years later, it merged into Heller Ehrman, its fortunes having faded when the dot-com bubble burst.