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Big Law Partner Becomes Menlo Ventures’ First General Counsel

May 7, 2020, 6:37 PM

Menlo Ventures, a prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm, has recruited a newly promoted law firm partner to be its first general counsel.

Deborah Carrillo, a corporate and securities attorney at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman in San Francisco, was announced May 5 as Menlo Ventures’ new legal chief. A spokeswoman for the Menlo Park, Calif.-based venture capital firm told Bloomberg Law that the general counsel position is a new one at the early-stage investor.

Menlo Ventures, founded in 1976, is one of the oldest venture capital firms in the U.S. Its co-founders include Stanford Law School graduate Douglas Carlisle, now ...