David Ajalat

  • Partner
  • Edavid.ajalat@lw.com
  • 355 South Grand Avenue, Suite 100
  • Los Angeles, CA 90071-1560
  • USA
  • T +1.213.891.7956
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Profile

David Ajalat represents emerging-growth companies as well as the venture capitalists and growth investors who finance them.

Mr. Ajalat guides emerging-growth companies throughout their lifecycle, from formation and financings through exit planning. He acts as outside general counsel, partnering with management teams to develop business-friendly legal solutions that drive growth and success. He has led hundreds of financing and M&A transactions for emerging companies in a wide variety of industries, including technology, digital media, life sciences, software, consumer products, and entertainment, sports, and media. He regularly advises companies on:

  • Company formation and structuring
  • General corporate counseling
  • Corporate governance
  • Capital raising
  • IPOs
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • SEC reporting and compliance

Mr. Ajalat also represents venture capital and private equity firms, as well as strategic acquirers in connection with their investments and M&A transactions.

Mr. Ajalat has taught courses on venture capital as an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Ajalat worked with two other leading law firms in Santa Monica and San Francisco/Silicon Valley.

Experience

Companies

Mr. Ajalat's recent company clients include:

  • Bird (Fidelity, Sequoia, Accel, Valor)
  • Honey (PayPal)
  • Jaanuu (Cult Capital)
  • Mindshow (SWaN & Legend, Treshold Ventures, VR Fund)
  • Mountain Digital (Mercato, Greycroft, Rincon, Baroda)
  • Pray (TPG Capital)
  • Reface (Andreessen Horowitz)
  • Tradesy (Kleiner Perkins)
  • Virgin Hyperloop (DP World)
  • WEVR (HTC, Samsung)
Investors

Mr. Ajalat’s recent venture capital and investment fund clients include:

  • 8VC
  • Andreessen Horowitz
  • Blue Bear Capital
  • Bonfire Ventures
  • General Catalyst
  • Lux Capital
  • March Capital
  • Marlin Equity Partners
  • Upfront Ventures
Mr. Ajalat was recently named a 2020 Rising Star.Super Lawyers
Bar Qualification
  • California
Education
  • JD, University of Southern California Law School, 2012
    Order of the Coif
  • BA in Business Administration, Loyola Marymount University, 2009
    cum laude
Industries
  • Entertainment, Sports & Media
  • Fintech
  • Technology
Practices
  • Emerging Companies
  • Private Equity
  • Mergers & Acquisitions