University of Virginia School of Law
William Eigner has been called “the go-to guy for M&A and emerging companies.” Eigner first was recognized as a Top Attorney in 2008 and has been recognized many times and places since then. A partner in one of California’s largest business law firms, Eigner’s practice emphasizes venture capital, angel financing, seed capital and the financing, governing, operating, buying, selling and merging of growing and established technology and other businesses. His M&A, financing and contracts practice includes work in various sectors, including telecommunications, software, cybersecurity, electronic commerce/Internet, energy, clean technology, life sciences and medical device. Eigner also has significant experience in handling political and contractual issues involving telecommunications, online companies and independent power producers. Eigner is based in Procopio’s San Diego offices, but also spends time in the firm’s Menlo Park office.
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 EvoNexus and San Diego Venture Group, where he serves as board secretary. Eigner is a director of FHOOSH, Inc., an award winning cybersecurity company that protects and powers data for business, government and consumers. He also serves on the board of advisers of Encore Semi, NewBlue Inc., Aquai Technologies and other companies. Eigner is a trustee emeritus of San Diego Police Foundation and a former trustee and land use chairman of the La Jolla Town Council.
Eigner is the co-author of “Five Rules of Thumb for Issuing Stock Options to Directors and Advisors of Emerging Growth Companies,” 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 “Why Your Business Will Need to Comply with California's Transparency in Supply Chains Act.” He is a leading authority on how to establish and get results from boards of advisors and directors and on other legal and business topics.
Eigner was born in Dover, Ohio, in 1959.
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