Glenn Luinenburg


Luinenburg, Glenn

Glenn Luinenburg is an experienced corporate lawyer who provides technology-focused clients with sophisticated legal counsel and practical business advice. He has significant and valuable experience advising on complex and novel transactions in which creativity and business judgment play crucial roles. He counsels companies at all stages of development on transactions—ranging from IPOs and acquisitions to seed and venture capital financings, and growth equity rounds—for entrepreneurial tech startups and venture capital firms making investments in that sector.

Mr. Luinenburg works with tech startups, late-stage private companies and public companies on a variety of corporate and corporate finance matters. For his emerging company clients, he has completed more than 250 venture capital financings involving the issuance of equity and debt securities, including numerous complicated dilutive financing and recapitalizations, representing both issuers and investors. Mr. Luinenburg enjoys the rapid disruptive innovation that comes with working with startups—learn more about how he can support your startup on

In addition, Mr. Luinenburg has significant experience counseling growth-stage companies in mergers, acquisitions, spin-outs, divestitures and asset sales, representing both public and private companies on buy- and sell-side transactions. He also represents issuers and underwriters in IPOs and secondary offerings, and regularly counsels public company boards of directors, management teams, and investors on the governance and regulation of business entities and securities laws.

Past Experience

Prior to joining WilmerHale as a partner in 2012, Mr. Luinenburg advised tech companies, underwriters and investors on corporate matters for more than 13 years at another prominent law firm in Silicon Valley. He previously worked as an associate at a large international firm based in Canada.

Professional Activities

Mr. Luinenburg is a regular faculty member for Practicing Law Institute (PLI) and a guest lecturer at Santa Clara Law School. He is also a member of the Subcommittee on Transactional Documents and Issues of the American Bar Association's Committee on Venture Capital and Private Equity.

Mr. Luinenburg has written articles on the legal issues related to Regulation Crowdfunding, which have been featured in the Daily Journal. He is very active in the Silicon Valley robotics community.

Publications & News


February 7, 2018

Entrepreneurs Look to Angels and Micro-VCs for Cash

An article written by Glenn Luinenburg, published by Xconomy on February 5, 2018, discussing trends in angel funding and practical advice for founders who want to get to the next level.

June 5, 2017

NXT-ID and Fit Pay Announce Letter of Intent to Combine Businesses

NXT-ID, Inc., a security technology company, and WilmerHale client Fit Pay, Inc., a privately held provider of payment, credential management, and authentication platform services, announced that the companies have entered into Letter of Intent to combine their businesses.

February 15, 2017

WilmerHale Among Recipients of The M&A Advisor's Restructuring Community Impact Deal of the Year Award

The M&A Advisor's 11th Annual Turnaround Awards honors WilmerHale as a recipient of the Restructuring Community Impact Deal of the Year Award for the firm's work on the restructuring of Jumio, Inc.

May 20, 2016

Securities Crowdfunding Rules Go Live

An article by Glenn Luinenburg and Jessica Wade, published by the Daily Journal, identifies the four key questions for entrepreneurs to consider as they explore whether to use the Securities and Exchange Commission's recently adopted rules to permit crowdfunding under the JOBS Act of 2012.

December 11, 2015

New Crowdfunding Rules for Issuers: Opportunities or Landmines?

As directed by Congress under the JOBS Act of 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently adopted final rules to permit equity "crowdfunding," characterized by the SEC as "a relatively new and evolving method of using the Internet to raise capital to support a wide range of ideas and ventures."

April 9, 2014

Robots Fly, Swim, Rove and Amaze the Crowd at WilmerHale

Robots circled overhead, swam in a pool, mowed the lawn, tossed balls and delighted the investors, robotics fans and students who enjoyed the celebration today at the 2014 Silicon Valley Robot Block Party hosted by WilmerHale law firm and Silicon Valley Robotics, a professional association that supports innovation in robotic technologies.

February 28, 2014

A Few Considerations Before Plunging into Crowdfunding

An article by Glenn Luinenburg and Shahzia Rahman, published in the February 28, 2014 edition of the Daily Journal.

January 25, 2013

Senior Lawyers Join WilmerHale in 2012

During the past several months, WilmerHale has welcomed a distinguished group of senior lawyers from diverse positions in government, business, the judiciary and private practice.

January 15, 2013

Crowdfunding: The Pros and Cons of Raising Capital Online

An article by Glenn Luinenburg and Shahzia Rahman, appearing in the Daily Journal.

June 11, 2012

WilmerHale's Growth in Palo Alto Continues With Arrival of Experienced Corporate Partner


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MBA, cum laude, Ivey School of Business, 1998

JD, cum laude, University of Western Ontario, 1996

HBA, Ivey School of Business, 1991

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British Columbia, Canada

Calgary, Canada

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