DLA Piper Rudnick — Venture Pipeline (2005)

In Chicago, Illinois the global firm DLA Piper Rudnick was selected in the category of “Market Disruptors” for its Venture Pipeline initiative. Venture Pipeline is a separate business unit, launched in 2002 and run by experienced entrepreneurs and non-lawyers, designed to help early-stage companies. The unit’s representatives screen and scrub business plans, give companies feedback, and then work with the law firm’s numerous contacts to find appropriate funding, benefiting both the venture capital organizations and the company.