Carmelo Gordian is a partner in the Emerging Growth practice.

He focuses on life science, software, telecommunications, semiconductor and energy sector companies. He is known as a leader in the Texas venture capital and private equity community and was formerly the chairman of the San Francisco based Brobeck Business & Technology Group. He was named a Senior Statesperson by Chambers and Partners in 2021.

Carmelo has represented emerging growth companies in transactions in North America (United States and Canada), Europe and Asia. He has acted as counsel in 57 public offering transactions with 29 transactions representing the company, 25 transactions representing underwriters and three transactions advising significant shareholders. He has also acted as company and investment counsel on several hundred private offerings principally venture financings over the past 30 years.

Carmelo advises companies and boards of directors on corporate governance issues as well as serving as counsel to special committees formed by boards of directors and has an active practice representing GPs and LPs of hedge funds, private equity funds, venture capital and real estate funds. These funds range from several tens of millions of dollars to multibillion-dollar funds.

He is often quoted in the press, and is a frequent speaker and author, on emerging growth, venture capital and IPOs among other topics.