Darren Green

Professor of Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital and Practice


Biography

Darren Green is a Professor of Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital and Practice at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.  He is an expert in the fields of venture capital and early stage financing, entrepreneurship and contracts.

In addition, Professor Green advises a wide range of start-up and early stage clients on corporate, technology, venture capital and other transactional matters.  Professor Green’s clients span a wide variety of industries, including software, mobile, “green” and sustainable industries, web design, SaaS, professional services, travel, engineering, retail, publishing, manufacturing, insurance, advertising, food services and location based technologies.  Professor Green spent the first 6+ years out of law school practicing corporate law at 2 first-tier law firms based in Chicago, and the next 2 years as the Vice President of Business Development and Legal Affairs at MachineTools.com, a leading business-to-business metalworking machinery marketplace.  In addition, Professor Green is one of the founding members of Old Willow Partners, a boutique private equity fund based in the northern suburbs of Chicago.

At Northwestern, Professor Green teaches classes on venture capital, entrepreneurial finance, advanced contracts, innovation and client representation within the Donald Pritzker Entrepreneurship Law Center clinic.

 

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Areas of Expertise

  • Intellectual Property
  • Trademarks
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Corporate Law
  • Contracts
  • Venture Capital
  • Start-Up and Entrepreneurial Matters
  • Entity Formation and Founder Matters


Selected Publications


Education

  • JD, University of California, Los Angeles
  • BA, University of Pennsylvania

Prior Appointments

  • Senior Lecturer, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Lecturer, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Adjunct, Northwestern University School of Law
  • VP of Business Development and Legal Affairs, MachineTools.com
  • Attorney, Goldberg Kohn et al.
  • Attorney, Altheimer & Gray

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