The General Counsel Advisory Board is responsible for maintaining and updating the Model Legal Documents and provides guidance to NVCA on legislative and policy issues.


In-House Counsel

Matthew C. Bonner
DCM Ventures

Frank Castellucci

Jason Doren
Kleiner Perkins

Stephan Eberle
Scale Venture Partners

Sarah Reed
MPM Capital

Kelly Warrick
GE Ventures

Outside Counsel

Matt Bartus

Steve Bigler
Richards, Layton & Finger

Todd Carpenter
Latham & Watkins

Ivan Gaviria
Gunderson Dettmer

Jon Gworek
Morse Barnes-Brown Pendleton

Mike Kendall

Jeff Wolters
Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell


Bobby Bartlett
UC Berkeley School of Law

NVCA Staff

Jeff Farrah
General Counsel

Engagement & Events

Along with other general counsels and outside counsels to venture firms, the Advisory Board meets once per year for the VCGC Annual Meeting, and during the year organizes educational opportunities on topical issues.