David B. Haber


Haber, David

Dave Haber is a rare breed—a lawyer with the skills and experience to advise global corporations combined with the entrepreneurial spirit and passion to guide startups and investors from formation through exit.

As a partner in WilmerHale's Emerging Company Practice, Mr. Haber works with companies at all stages—from two founders dreaming in a dorm room to the world's leading multinational corporations. He has worked with technology companies throughout his entire career, beginning in Silicon Valley during the late '90s technology boom and now from the New York area.

From seed capital raising to expansion stage financing transactions to multibillion-dollar public/public acquisitions, his experience allows him to advise companies and investors through the entire company lifecycle.

For early-stage companies, he helps founders plan for success. This entails not only providing sound legal documentation, but delivering valuable advice as to market terms and expectations. Together with the global WilmerHale team, Mr. Haber connects young companies to a vast network of people—ranging from accountants to venture capitalists—who can help them succeed.

Mr. Haber's 20 years of experience, good judgment and top-rated technical skills allow him to successfully advise later-stage companies and investors. He has worked on more than 100 M&A deals ranging from public/public acquisitions to 9-figure venture-backed exits to smaller bolt-on acquisitions for today's up-and-coming technology leaders.

Working with a variety of clients, such as technologists, venture capitalists and corporate executives, Mr. Haber keeps his audience in mind when providing clear, actionable advice.

Since 2006, Mr. Haber has served as an adjunct professor of finance at Columbia Business School, where he teaches second-year courses on venture capital/angel investing and entrepreneurial law to MBA candidates.

When not hanging out with entrepreneurs and investors, you'll likely find him either with his treasured wife and kids, playing electric guitar or daydreaming about cars.

Publications & News


March 15, 2018

WilmerHale Represents Behavioral Biometrics Leader BioCatch in Closing $30M New Investment

BioCatch, a global leader in behavioral biometrics, announced that it has closed a $30 million financing round, cementing its growth plan and vision to redefine digital identity and enable renewed trust in online interactions.

June 6, 2017

WilmerHale Represents UNTUCKit in $30M Fundraising

UNTUCKit, a leading direct-to-consumer apparel brand, announced that Kleiner Perkins invested $30 million into the business. The company will use this funding to accelerate growth by opening 15 new stores, expanding its women's line and launching children's apparel.

January 31, 2017

Emerging Company Partner David B. Haber Joins WilmerHale in New York

His experience serving emerging companies will strengthen the firm’s commitment to the city’s startup economy.


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JD, cum laude, University of Arizona College of Law, 1997

BA, The University of Arizona, 1993

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