Law School/Year: University of Virginia School of Law, 1986
College/Year: Stanford University, 1981
California; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
William Eigner has been called “the go-to guy for emerging companies.” Eigner’s practice emphasizes venture capital and the financing, governing, operating, buying, selling and merging of growing technology and other businesses. His practice further encompasses corporate and business transactions, including matters relating to telecommunications, electronic commerce, energy, clean technology, biotechnology, corporate governance, franchising, employment and independent contractor issues, intellectual property protection, competitive business practices, securities, and business structuring and financing. Eigner also has significant experience in handling contractual and political issues involving telecommunications companies and independent power producers.
In 1981, Eigner served as a U.S. Supreme Court Judicial Intern. In 2006, The Daily Transcript selected him as one of San Diego’s 120 Top Influentials -- "a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events in San Diego’s business community.” And, in 2004, the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce selected him as Volunteer Advocate of the Year.
Eigner serves as a director of the San Diego Venture Group, CommNexus and San Diego Police Foundation, where he serves as board secretary. Eigner serves on the board of the publicly traded Mundoval Fund mutual fund (MUNDX). He serves on the board of advisers of eSub Inc., OneMarketplace and American Energy Efficiency Co. Eigner is also a former director of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and a former trustee and land use chairman of the La Jolla Town Council.
Eigner is the author of “Lobbying Guidelines," which was distributed to the San Diego City Council and other San Diego boards and commissions by former San Diego City Attorneys John Witt and Casey Guinn, and is co-author of "Lobbying Guidelines and Rules for Ex Parte Contact," which was published in California Real Property Journal. He is also co-author of “Committees of the Board of Directors: An Overview," which was presented to the International Forum for Corporate Directors and he frequently lectures on how to establish and get results from boards of advisers.
Eigner was born in Dover, Ohio, in 1959.