Rick Ginsberg joined Lightbank in February 2011. Rick is also currently a Partner at DLA Piper LLP (US) where he serves as a Co-Chair of the Fund Formation and Operations Group. Rick has extensive experience in private equity fund formation matters, as well as venture capital and other private equity transactions. The Managing Partners have worked with Rick in numerous equity financings, acquisitions and other corporate matters involving Innovation Group, Groupon, Echo Global Logistics, MediaOcean and InnerWorkings. Prior to joining DLA Piper in 2007, Rick was a partner with Winston & Strawn LLP from 2005 to 2007 and a partner and an associate with Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP from 1991 to 2005. He received his J.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1991, where he was an editor of the UCLA Law Review, and his B.A., with distinction, from the University of Michigan in 1988.