BRECK HANCOCK
High-Tech Entrepreneurship

BRECK HANCOCK

Current position
General Counsel of DST Global
Skills
Private Equity
Venture Capital
Corporate Law
Joint Ventures
Start-ups
Legal Research
Due Diligence
Corporate Governance
Mergers

Social

ABOUT

Ms. Hancock is the General Counsel of DST Global, joining the team in 2014. DST Global is a private, growth equity fund backed by leading global financial institutions. DSTG focuses its investments exclusively on the Internet sector and technology companies.

Ms. Hancock is a leading and trusted expert in advising private equity and venture capital fund clients across a broad range of industries on domestic and international corporate financial matters, including Internet and technology companies, defense contractors, software companies, financial service companies, and distributors and manufacturers of consumer products. In particular, Ms. Hancock focuses on structured financings, including primary, direct secondary and liquidity program offerings for late-stage, private technology companies.

In 2014, Ms. Hancock was named as a New York Law Journal's Rising Star, an award that is given to attorneys under the age of 40 that have made a positive change to the legal community, and as an M&A Advisor "40 Under 40" awardee. Ms. Hancock was also listed as one of the New York "Super Lawyers" in 2013 and again in 2014.

Ms. Hancock serves as a Director on the Board of each of the Breakthrough Prize Foundation and the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation, private foundations dedicated to celebrating scientists and inspiring the next generation.

Experience

  • Director
    Breakthrough Prize Foundation
    October 2015 – Present

  • General Counsel
    DST Global
    October 2014 – Present | Greater New York City Area

  • Partner
    Goodwin Procter LLP
    October 2012 – October 2014 | Greater New York City Area

  • Associate
    Goodwin Procter LLP
    October 2005 – October 2012 | Greater New York City Area

  • Honors & Awards

  • Rising Star
    The New York Law Journal
    2014

  • "40 Under 40" Recognition Award
    M&A Advisor
    2014

  • Rising Star
    Super Lawers
    2013

  • Deal of the Year
    China Law Journal
    2012

  • Large Deal of the Year
    China Business PE Asia
    2011

  • VC Deal of the Year
    Private Equity Analyst
    2009

  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Need to Cash Out a Bit Pre-IPO? Consider a Private Liquidity Program. VentureBeat. September 2012
  • JOBS Act - A Game Changer for Emerging Growth Cos. Law360. April 2012
  • What the Future Holds for DST Deals. Venture Capital Journal September 2011
  • The New Liquidity. Venture Capital Journal. August 2011

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