Joseph W. Bartlett, Special Counsel in the Corporate, Securities and Financial Institutions practice in the New York Office of McCarter & English, LLP, is a recognized pioneer of the national private equity and venture capital bar. Mr. Bartlett contributed to the original models for private equity and of venture capital partnerships. His experience extends to alternative investments, venture capital, emerging companies, corporate restructurings, private equity and buyouts. Mr. Bartlett's practice includes serving as counsel to asset managers, including those of major public and private equity funds, with a focus on technology companies, and he has also served as trustee of a series of public mutual funds and chair of a public REIT. His venture fund work began with the first Greylock fund, and he has drafted documents for several of the largest and most successful leveraged buyout funds.
Mr. Bartlett has served as President of the Boston Bar Association and as General Counsel and Undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce. He has authored numerous treatises including Leveraged Buyouts, Compensation Structures for Venture Backed Companies; Equity Finance; Fundamentals of Venture Capital; and Venture Capital: Law, Business Strategies and Investment Planning as well as Fundamentals of Venture Capital; and The Law Business: a Tired Monopoly; and co-authored Raising Capital for Dummies. Mr. Bartlett is founder and chairman of VC Experts, for which he is an active contributing editor; and he is also a frequent speaker on industry issues and has taught as an adjunct / visiting professor at Stanford and NYU Law Schools, and Cornell's Johnson School of Business.
Mr. Bartlett is a Member and Chair Emeritus of the Advisory Council to the Public Policy Committee to the Angel Capital Association.