In this episode, Evan Epstein talk with Louis Lehot, a partner and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner, based in the firm’s Silicon Valley, San Francisco and Los Angeles offices. Louis focuses his practice on advising entrepreneurs and their management teams, investors and financial advisors at all stages of growth, from garage to global.

In this podcast, we talk about “compromised independent directors”, boardroom decision making — particularly on M&A and downrounds — dual-class share structures and other venture terms. We also address ESG, the current state of VC in Silicon Valley, and the challenges and opportunities of the crypto industry.