Curtis is recognized as a leading corporate and securities lawyer in Silicon Valley. Curtis has represented emerging growth companies, major public companies,
investment banks, venture capital funds and private equity funds in hundreds of public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, buyouts, venture capital financings and other complex transactions. He has extensive experience in corporate governance matters and regularly acts as general outside counsel to public and private companies at all stages of development, particularly in the technology, life sciences and consumer sectors.
Curtis was the founding and managing partner of the Palo Alto office of two different national law firms, and co-chair of the Corporate group in Silicon Valley for a third. He is a past co-Chair of PLI’s Annual Institute and founded and co-Chairs PLI’s Venture Capital series.
As General Counsel of SVB Capital, Jason Doren is responsible for all legal and regulatory matters for SVB Capital and its family of investment funds. SVB Capital is a division of SVB Financial Group and manages over $3 billion in venture capital investments for third-party investors. Jason also serves as Assistant General Counsel of SVB Financial Group where he is responsible for a variety of matters including strategic investments and Silicon Valley Bank’s government affairs efforts.
Jason has over 20 years of legal and venture capital industry experience. He co-chairs the NVCA Venture Capital General Counsel group, as well as the Advanced Venture Capital seminar for the Practising Law Institute, a non-profit committed to continuing legal education, and has served on the Advisory Board for the Stanford Directors' College for Venture-Back Companies. Prior to joining SVB in 2006, Jason was with Cooley LLP where he represented venture capital funds and venture capital-backed companies as an outside general counsel. Prior to Cooley, he was a trial attorney with Bronson, Bronson & McKinnon LLP in San Francisco.
Jason earned his law degree from the UCLA School of Law and holds a B.S. in finance, summa cum laude, from the University of Illinois. He is also a licensed pilot, avid skier and cyclist and the proud father of two young children.