Nikhil Matani is an associate in Venable’s Corporate group in San Francisco. Prior to joining Venable, Nik was a private equity associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP where he represented private equity sponsors in all aspects of their business and was a corporate associate at Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian LLP where he represented venture capital firms and high-tech growth companies on various corporate matters. In law school, Nik served as a judicial extern to the Honorable John T. Noonan on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. Nik received his Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, where he was an Article Editor for the Berkeley Technology Law Journal. He holds a B.A. in Political Science, summa cum laude, and a B.A. in Rhetoric, summa cum laude, from University of California, Berkeley.