Partner at Foley and Lardner LLP
Louis Lehot is an emerging-growth startup company, venture capital, and M&A partner based in the Silicon Valley and San Francisco offices of Foley & Lardner LLP. Louis advises public and privately held corporate clients and funds globally in helping form, structure, finance, scale, and exit disruptive and innovative companies smartly. Louis also helps corporations structure research, development, innovation, and venture programs to maximize strategic benefits from making minority investments into broad portfolios of innovative businesses and harvesting financial gains, including Samsung Ventures, LG Technology Ventures, TDK Ventures, and SoftBank. On a short list of the innovation economy’s most prolific deal lawyers, Louis has counseled generative artificial intelligence companies like Zero Cognitive Systems (enterprise AI), Sorcero (AI for health care) and Yobi (AI for small business marketing), AI-focused funds like Cortical Ventures and AISprouts VC, as well as large multi-strategy funds in their AI investments, including NEA and SoftBank Vision Fund.