Chadbourne & Parke Launches VC Practice

Lori Hoberman has joined the New York office of law firm Chadbourne & Parke as head of a newly-formed emerging company and venture capital team. She previously was with Fish & Richardson.


The international law firm of Chadbourne & Parke LLP today announced that Lori S. Hoberman has joined the firm in New York to lead a newly formed Emerging Company/Venture Capital (EC/VC) team.

Ms. Hoberman, who is a corporate partner, comes to Chadbourne from the New York office of Fish & Richardson P.C.

Ms. Hoberman’s practice focuses on venture capital, private equity and general counseling for emerging as well as later stage and publicly traded companies. Among the many successful New York startups she has counseled are Right Media Inc., Perceptive Pixel and Mojiva. Ms. Hoberman represents clients in a wide range of industries, including biotech, digital media, energy/cleantech, retail, software, Internet and technology, telecommunications and transportation. She has significant experience in the structuring of, and tax planning for, domestic and offshore private equity funds.  

“Lori is a leading practitioner in the venture capital and technology area. Her experience and her entrepreneurial approach will help expand our reach into emerging growth companies,” said Chadbourne Managing Partner Charles K. O’Neill. “We welcome her to the firm.”

“Lori’s focus on technology matches well with our initiatives in alternative energy, biotech, cleantech, communications, medical devices and other sectors,” added corporate practice head J. Allen Miller. “Lori will provide leadership and expertise as we continue to expand our coverage of technology-based industry sectors.”

The hiring of Ms. Hoberman complements Chadbourne’s intellectual property practice. “In addition to her talents and experience with venture capital and technology licensing, Lori’s expertise is an ideal fit to our dramatically expanding intellectual property group,” remarked John A. Squires, co-chair of Chadbourne’s IP group with Walter Hanchuk. “We will continue to drive growth to provide seamless and cross-disciplinary support to our clients, and Lori’s addition further cements the key inter-relationship between the IP and corporate legal practice areas.”

At Fish & Richardson, Ms. Hoberman was chair of the Venture & Technology Group. Ms. Hoberman attended New York University School of Law, where she received a J.D. (1989) and LL.M. in Taxation (1991).  

About Chadbourne & Parke LLP

Chadbourne & Parke LLP, an international law firm headquartered in New York City, provides a full range of legal services, including mergers and acquisitions, securities, project finance, private funds, corporate finance, energy, communications and technology, commercial and products liability litigation, securities litigation and regulatory enforcement, special investigations and litigation, intellectual property, antitrust, domestic and international tax, insurance and reinsurance, environmental, real estate, bankruptcy and financial restructuring, employment law and ERISA, trusts and estates and government contract matters.  Major geographical areas of concentration include Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, the Middle East and Latin America.  The Firm has offices in New York, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, Mexico City, London (an affiliated partnership), Moscow, St. Petersburg, Warsaw, Kyiv, Almaty, Dubai and Beijing.  For additional information, visit